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Working with Older People

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Working with and caring for older people, especially the oldest old, usually people over 85, brings great rewards but also a number of challenges, many of them health related. As life expectancy lengthens, many older people are generally well and able to care for themselves with just a little help. However the risk of living with one or more life limiting long-term conditions, such as dementia or arthritis, increases with age. For some people, the physical reserves which can help respond to shocks or crises are lower, meaning a relatively minor event can have a huge impact on health and wellbeing.

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Research

Below you'll find some information about existing research into our work. If you are a researcher who would like to find out more about research and evaluation opportunities in Shared Lives or Homeshare contact us for our research opportunities brochure.

The Shelter Report
Anne Fernie, former Scotland Development Worker for Shared Lives Plus, explains the development of Shared Lives in Scotland which provides community based support for vulnerable people.
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Older Family Carers Project
The Supporting Older Family Carers project has been wholly funded by the Scottish Government.
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Shared Lives sector Report 2016

The Annual Report from Shared Lives Plus whows how the number of people using Shared Lives has grown by 27% in two years

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