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Arts in care homes

Involving people who live in care homes in the creative arts can delight, inspire and even bring health benefits. Written in association with the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA), this resource offers care teams, including activity providers, many practical ideas on how to get started.

The 100-year life: the role of housing, planning and design

Part of Future of care

One in three children born in the UK today can expect to live to 100 – presenting challenges and opportunities to innovate. Co-producing housing, planning and design solutions with older people can support us to live independently in our own homes for longer – and generate new markets. This report – written in conjunction with Design Council and the Centre for Ageing Better - sets out recommendations for central and local government, builders, planners, designers and lenders.

Tackling loneliness and social isolation: the role of commissioners

Part of Prevention and wellbeing

With one million people aged 65 and over in the UK reporting they are often or always lonely, few would refute the need to tackle this issue. However, loneliness and social isolation are conditions that are difficult to identify, complex to address and hard to resolve. The evidence base for interventions to address the problems of loneliness and social isolation is emerging but inconclusive at this stage.

Recognising and preventing delirium

This quick guide from NICE and SCIE will help care home managers and their staff to recognise the symptoms of delirium and to understand what they can do to prevent it.

Better home care for older people

This guide is for people who use home care, their families and their carers. It describes the standard of care you should expect from a home care provider and explains what you should do if your provider is failing to deliver good care.

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