Care,Future of Age,Quality of Life

16th July 2013, ILC-UK, 11 Tufton Street, Westminster, SW1P 3QB; 16:00 (for a 16:30 start) - 18:30

Older people with high support requirements want more control and greater choices as they plan out their future lives. They also want to continue to be of value and to make a contribution. Existing models of formal care are not always able to deliver the outcomes that older people are looking for.

This event draws on the recent JRF-funded study ‘Widening Choices for Older People with High Support Needs’, carried out by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and Community Catalysts, which explores the options available for re-crafting support networks for older people in Britain. It will analyse not only the formal options available, for example Shared Lives, Homeshare, Time Banks, but also the important role played by informal care arrangements built on mutual and reciprocal support between older people and their friends and family.

The event will be chaired by Baroness Sally Greengross (Chief Executive, ILC-UK), and we will hear from Sian Lockwood (Chief Executive, Community Catalysts) and Jane Carrier (Associate, NDTi).


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Eventbrite - 'Widening choices for people with high support needs', an ILC-UK, JRF, NDTi and Community Catalysts joint event

Agenda for the event

16:00 – 16:30

16:30 – 16:35

16:35 – 17:00
Focus of the study - What services and arrangements exist that are based on positive relationships and older people’s contribution?
Presentation and discussion

17:00 – 17:25
Approach, key findings and solutions
Presentation and discussion

17:25 – 17:50
Widening options for older people with high support needs – moving to implementation and change
Using the learning from this study, what needs to happen to implement the findings, both at a local and national level?
Presentation and discussion

17:50 – 18:00
Summary and closing comments

18:00 – 18:30
Wine reception