Not A One Way Street - A research project for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's Better Life ProgrammeBy Mary B
Personally I think this is what DropBy is all about.
If you agree would you please register your approval and comment on this blog. It would so help raise our profile too.
If we are put forward then we will be messaging you all for your comments. This could be so important in moving forward towards a more powerful voice for older people. I just want to thank you in advance for your support.
The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and Community Catalysts share a concern that older people (including those with high support needs) are too often seen as a burden and a drain on resources, rather than as individuals with gifts, skills and assets. This joint research will identify and promote the various ways in which older people with high support needs can and do take up positive and enabling roles within models of mutual support and reciprocity.
NDTi has previously developed a framework, ‘Keys To A Good Life’ to promote what is important to as well as important for older people with high support needs in exercising choice and control over their support, in order to have a good life. We will use elements of that framework as a critical aspect of examining models of mutual support and reciprocity. Community Catalysts Ltd has a wealth of experience and existing close working relationships with services and networks delivering support based on mutuality.
- Achieve a breadth and depth of vision, based on a rigorous analysis of examples, ideas and practicalities involved in establishing mutual support and reciprocity with and for older people with high support needs
- Deepen our understanding of the intricacies involved in establishing and sustaining mutual support systems, including how people resolve issues as they arise and resilience, rather than reliance, may be achieved
- Examine issues and dynamics of replicability, developing guidance for different audiences on the conditions and circumstances for replicating models of mutual support and reciprocity