Supporting older people – Abbeyfield looks ahead

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

The Abbeyfield Society has published New Vistas for Abbeyfield, which focuses on how services for older people will be delivered in the future. The report examines Abbeyfield’s position in the light of current and future trends in housing, support and care. It considers how Abbeyfield might develop in a future that will see great changes in the ways housing, care and support are delivered. Abbeyfield says the report is particularly significant in view of the Care Standards Act which came into force in July 2000. The authors, Malcolm Fisk and David Phillips, who are experienced practitioners and researchers in the field of social housing and care, make 10 recommendations in the report to guide Abbeyfield societies successfully through the anticipated changes. These take account of factors including: # Older people’s rising expectations of greater personal space and privacy in supported housing. # The necessity of working in partnership. # The key role of the house manager. # Retaining affordability. # Explorin

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