The participation of adult service users, including older people, in developing social care

Practice - People isolated at home

See Practice Examples for Exeter Senior Voice, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough, and RNIB.

There are also things like if you have a hidden impairment people don’t necessarily treat you as a service user and then talk about your 'impairment group’ in a very negative way and then you can’t say you are a mental health service user because you already know what they think of mental health service users and everyone would be embarrassed and you know what they really think, whatever they then try and tell you. It can be very isolating. (Service user)