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26/05/2008

Tool Information

Settings: Residence for Older People
MHP Steps: Preparation
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Languages: English
URL: Click here for Tool Website

Evaluation: No
Available Formats: Digital (CD, DVD) | Online
Free: Yes
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Organisation
Tool Type: Educational/Training
Download(s): Am I Still Needed? Guidance and Learning for Older Adults - 122 KB

Tool Description

This is a summary of report published by University of Derby, Institute of Guidance Studies, 2005.The report argues that current policy relating to older adults is essentially piecemeal and reactive in nature, and sees older adults mainly as passive consumers of state services. The need is for carefully considered policy decisions that are part of an overarching and ‘joined-up’ national strategy aimed at proactively involving many more adults aged 50+ as active contributors to the national economy and to their local communities. High-quality lifelong learning and guidance provision are essential elements.

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: General use in one country
Tool mainly used in: United Kingdom
Stage of Development: Recently produced(2-3 years)
Evaluation and Research: Inconsistent Evidence
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: No reference to active participation

Contact Details

Contact Name: Geoff Ford
Organisation Name: University of Derby, Institute of Guidance Studies
Address: University of Derby
Address Line 2: Kedleston Road
Postal Code: DERBY DE22 1GB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1 332 590 500

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