Standards recognise charity’s effort on spirituality of ageing

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Work by leading charity Methodist Homes on the spirituality of ageing has been recognised by the Government in its recent publication of new national standards for care homes. This implies that the significance of spirituality to older people is beginning to be appreciated by the Government, according to Methodist Homes policy and research manager Robert Parkinson. “This is one of the first signs we1ve had that the Government is beginning to consider spiritual issues in the care of older people,” Mr Parkinson said. “We have offered our help in furthering the interest, and we hope that Methodist Homes will be one of the prime movers behind raising the profile of spirituality in care of an ageing population. “As a result of our work on the spirituality of ageing, and the fact that we have been lobbying hard for this aspect of the care of older people to be treated seriously, the Government appears to have woken up to the importance of spirituality in today’s world of social care. “It is a great tribute that we

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