Older people to decide for themselves

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

The rights of older people to decide for themselves are discussed in _Time to Decide_, a new report from Help the Aged which highlights why older people are often denied the right to exercise their judgement and to make decisions about their own lives. The Human Rights Act which becomes law in October, creates a new judicial framework which may have profound implications for older people among others. The _Time to Decide_ report is an account of a seminar held at the University of Oxford which brought together older people and voluntary groups with medical professionals, social workers, lawyers and academics. It was sponsored by Help the Aged, The Nuffield Institute for Health and the Oxford Centre on Population Ageing. See _Homecare Professional_ , July/August issue

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