Promoting independence and social engagement among older people in disadvantaged communities

Lead Research Organisation: Keele University
Department Name: Research Institute for Social Sciences


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Description 1. Community connectedness: Older residents of disadvantaged communities identify very closely with those communities. Although they recognise various signs of disadvantage, they stress the positive features of their communities and resent being labelled as deprived. They are aware of limited local social opportunities and anxious about involvement in activities outside their immediate communities. 2. Working with older residents: While many of the older residents are keen to get involved in
Exploitation Route Local authorities can play a leading role in devloping local opportunities for older people in thei immediate neighbourhoods. This will require providing training opportunities for staff on how to work in a collaboartive manner with older people and how they can access resources from a range of sources. Local organisations can work with older residents of disadvantged neighbourhoods to maximise their involvement in social activities. This will require allocation of additional resources to comm
Sectors Education,Healthcare