Older people

First Taste Resources

First Taste is a small arts educational charity that promotes arts educational and stimulative activities for frail older people in nursing and residential care homes and day care centres principally, but not exclusively, in the Derbyshire Dales.

The role of the third sector in delivering social care – Scoping Review

This review was commissioned by the Department of Health’s NIHR School for Social Care Research. Voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations have played an important part in delivering social care services for a considerable time.

Dementia 2012: A national challenge

Alzheimer's Society has launched its latest report exploring how well people are living with dementia in 2012 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

'The Wise Body'

‘The Wise Body: Conversations with Experienced Dancers’ written by Artistic Director Fergus Early and choreographer Jacky Lansley of Green Candle Dance, features a set of interviews

Enhancing the Healing Environment - Developing supportive design for people with dementia

The design of the built environment can significantly help in compensating for the sensory loss and cognitive impairment associated with dementia, as well as supporting the continued independence of people in hospital who have dementia.

‘Creative Homes – how the Arts can contribute to quality of life in residential care’

A new report has been published by the Baring Foundation in association with the National Care Forum and National Association of Activity Providers for Older People (NAPA).

Social isolation among older Londoners

A new publication from the Institute for Public Policy Research.


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