Tag Archives: Enablement

The Power of Language: Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Term “Frailty” (Nursing Times / Age UK / BGS / BritainThinks)

Summary The “Frailty: Language and Perceptions” report, commissioned by Age UK and the British Geriatrics Society, indicates that use of the word “frailty” could deter older people from accessing services. Medical terminology such as “frailty” (and presumably “geriatric” too?) sometimes … Continue reading

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Older People with High Support Needs in Housing With Care (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

Summary This Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) briefing discusses the promises and the challenges of Housing With Care (HWC) as a model for improving the quality of life of older people with high support needs. The main messages and practice examples … Continue reading

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Use of Personal Budgets Increases 40% (ADASS)

Summary The number of people who use personal budgets allocated by councils in England to agree care and support plans is estimated to be 432,349 (an increase of almost 40% during 2011/2012), according to the Association of Directors of Adult … Continue reading

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