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Hatzidimitriadou, Eleni

Planning ahead: meeting the needs of older people with intellectual disabilities in the United Kingdom

Despite the acknowledged increase in the number of older people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in the UK, the age-related health and social care needs of this population have yet to be fully understood and addressed. Although there is some evidence of positive development, the current picture of service provision is characterized by fragmentation and limited choice of resources and specialist care. Policy aims are variably met and inconsistently applied.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

The 'Caring in later life' report: a secondary analysis of the 1995 General Household Survey

Caring in Later Life is a review of the needs and roles of older carers (Milne et al, 2001). It brings together a wide‐ranging review of academic and policy literature with an original meta‐analysis of the 1995 General Household Survey (OPCS, 1995). This paper focuses on the findings of the GHS analysis. The picture of older carers that emerges is significantly different from that of carers overall.It is clear that older carers constitute a large and growing number of the carers and represent an increasingly large proportion of the total number of UK carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Carers of older relatives in long term care: support needs and services

Reports on a study which aimed to explore the roles and support needs of carers whose relative is placed in long-term care; identify the range and types of services available; and explore was to support carers more effectively. It draws on evidence from a pilot study conducted in 2002/03 in one area of South East England, and a supplemental literature review.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13