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My House or My Home

March 5th, 2014 | Posted by Danny Elliott in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

On 6 February Age UK London, Making Research Count and the Social Care Workforce Research Unit hosted their sixth joint annual conference on the theme of older people called ‘My House or My Home?’.

You can read a brief report on the event, as well as find links to other resources including an in depth blog post from the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, on the Age UK London website.

The Department for Work and Pensions latest monthly bulletin, the DWP Later Life Newsletter, is now out. The newsletter includes the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives and their impact on older people.

You can view the newsletter, and sign up to receive it monthly, here.

Age UK London has just launched a report outlining recommendations for getting more of the 2.1 million older people in London online.

View the report on the Age UK London website here. 

78% of Londoners aged over 75 are not online and a total of 661,000 people over the age of 55 in London have never used the internet; Wealth of the Web: Broadening Horizons Online tackles the issue of how to decrease these figures. Specific recommendations are made for older people themselves, the Age UK London Network, voluntary sector organisations, regional and local government, funders and those in the private sector.

The report was launched at an event organised by Positive Ageing in London attended by some 65 people including representatives from the Cabinet Office, Department for Work and Pensions, GLA, Ofcom, Lloyds Bank, IBM UK and Digital Unite as well as a wide range of academics, older people’s organisations and voluntary bodies.

Age UK London’s latest set of downloadable quarterly bulletins produced as part of the Fit 4 Purpose project are now online: go to http://bit.ly/1hLIuI9 to read our Health and Social Care Bulletin,  Councillors’ Bulletin, London Age Professionals’ Bulletin, Equalities Bulletin, 50+ Skills and Contributions Bulletin or Housing Bulletin.

The Department for Work and Pensions latest monthly bulletin, the DWP Later Life Newsletter, is now out. The newsletter includes the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives and their impact on older people.

You can view the newsletter, and sign up to receive it monthly, here.

AGEnda, the newsletter of the English Forums on Ageing, released its December edition.

You can view the newsletter online here.

You can visit the AGEnda website here.

 

 

The Department for Work and Pensions latest monthly bulletin, the DWP Later Life Newsletter, is now out. The newsletter includes the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives and their impact on older people.

You can view the newsletter, and sign up to receive it monthly, here.

A new website has been launched comparing Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) data across the country: http://ascof.hscic.gov.uk/Outcome This is intended to help people to find out more about care services in different places. It would be interesting to know if anyone finds it useful!

Age UK London have just published their latest set of bulletins online.

The bulletins include a:

  • Health and Social Care Bulletin
  • Councillors’ Bulletin
  • Equalities Bulletin
  • Professional Briefing
  • Housing Bulletin
  • Skills and Contributions Bulletin.

You can download and view the Bulletins online on the Age UK London website and you can view more publications that may be useful to you here.

 

Supporting older LGBT people

September 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Gordon Deuchars in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Opening Doors London, http://www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk/  has produced an Equalities Checklist showing how social care providers can support older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in care settings. This is against the background that older LGBT people often do not “come out” and their needs are often not recognised by social care providers. To discuss the issues further please contact Stacey Halls – 0207 121 3331, stacey.halls@ageukcamden.org.uk