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Preventing loneliness and social isolation among older people

This At a glance briefing explains the importance of tackling social isolation and loneliness, particularly among older people. It highlights the adverse effects of feeling isolated and describes a number of services that have been found to help reduce the problem.

Prevention: Promoting well-being

This film for health and social care commissioners focuses on services designed to improve or maintain older people’s independence, health and wellbeing. The services featured are specifically aimed at reducing loneliness in later life and include a luncheon club and separate tea dance club.

Reablement: maintaining independence

This video is for health and care commissioners and staff and people at risk of falling. It shows preventive support that can be described as early intervention. People talk about how they are benefitting from the falls prevention service and exercise classes.

Personalisation for older people: residential care

Part of Personalisation

This film for social care and care home commissioners and staff, is introduced by the manager of a residential care home for older people with dementia who talks about the importance of understanding the individual, their interests, background and personal history to maintain dignity and wellbeing.

Personalisation for older people: living at home

Part of Personalisation

This video for social care commissioners and staff, people who use services and personal assistants shows Anne MacFarlane, an older disabled woman and disability rights campaigner. She talks about accessible transport, independent living and dignity. Personalisation is about being able to do the ordinary.

What is personalisation?

Part of Personalisation

This video for social care commissioners and staff shows people with experience of personalised services describing the impact that personalisation has had on their lives. It also looks at what personalisation means for social care workers.

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