[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012].
The “Understanding and improving transitions of older people: a user and carer centred approach” report covers a project to investigate the problems experienced by older people during transitions between different services and agencies in health and social care. It was conducted in four local areas (Solihull, Leicester, Gloucestershire, Manchester) and explores the information, support and care needed by older people and their carers / families during these transitions. Findings and examples of local implementation activities are supplied, which could be applied nationally in the NHS, social care services, and other organisations.
Ellins, J. Glasby. J. Tanner, D. [et al] (2012). Understanding and improving transitions of older people: a user and carer centred approach. Final report. Southampton: NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation Programme, September 2012.
There is also an Executive Summary.
Note: Researchers about to embark on similar participatory research may wish to view the resource pack derived from this project.