Tag Archives: Royal Voluntary Service (Formerly the WRVS)

Older Peoples Day (RVS / Housing LIN)

Summary Today is Older Peoples Day. People are living longer in the UK. It is estimated that 23% of people in the UK will be aged 65 and over by 2035. October 1st 2014 is a day to “celebrate the achievements … Continue reading

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Voluntary Groups: Funding to Help Vulnerable Patients (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has announced which voluntary sector organisations which will share £2m to provide extra help for vulnerable people most at risk over the winter. These groups include Age UK, the British Red Cross and the Royal Voluntary Service. They … Continue reading

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Elderly Malnutrition: Malnutrition Prevention Project (BBC News / Age UK)

Summary The charity Age UK is to lead the government-backed Malnutrition Prevention Project to raise awareness of malnutrition among elderly people and in the population at large. It has been estimated that up to one million over-65s in England may suffer from undiagnosed and … Continue reading

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Impact of Delayed Transfers on Hospital Discharges (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Figures from NHS England indicate the number of hospital bed days lost because of delayed discharges during October 2013 was 78,424; up nearly 8,000 on last year. This represents the highest number of bed days lost due to delayed transfers of care since … Continue reading

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Publications Marking United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons / UK Older People’s Day (Housing LIN)

Summary In broad support of the UN International Day of Older Persons and the UK Older People’s Day, the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) has made available two documents which discuss the needs of older people (from the housing perspective). The first document, Housing … Continue reading

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Together For Older People: WRVS Re-Launched as Royal Voluntary Service

Summary Research indicated that the name WRVS (which stood for Women’s Royal Voluntary Service) did not reflect what this charity does, and was a potential barrier to new people understanding and being inspired by their work. “To mark our 75th anniversary, WRVS have relaunched as Royal … Continue reading

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Measuring National Wellbeing (House of Commons Library)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary There is an increasing interest worldwide in measuring and monitoring wellbeing, whether at the individual, social … Continue reading

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