Meeting the critical needs of older people

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Meeting the critical needs of older people

  1. 1. Meeting the critical needs of older people Presentation by Vicky Witts Customer Information Officer Chorley Council Date 10 March 2011
  2. 2. Mosaic mapping M59 O67 K49 M56 M57 M58 L54
  3. 3. Circle of Need Figure 10, Fuel Poverty surrounded by its circle of needs
  4. 4. Quick wins <ul><li>‘ Think warmer this winter’ programme of cold weather services </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness raising activity </li></ul><ul><li>Directory of services </li></ul>
  5. 5. In need of Fuel Lacking healthy Food Having mental health Issues Being in poverty & debt Living in poverty Living in Unsuitable Housing Transient Housing Solution Inappropriately housed Landlord negligence Poorly maintained / insulated / heated housing Increasing global carbon footprint Vulnerable Older People Living in Fuel Poverty Personal choice / system barriers Home security / safety issues Area prone to crime In need of social care / support In social isolation Reducing quality of life Premature death Deteriorating physical health Living in cold and damp conditions Sedentary Life - style Vulnerable older people Global fuel supply Global fuel costs Global factors
  6. 6. Ongoing pilot <ul><li>Circles of Need as ‘knowledge architecture’ </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent framework to pull together diverse leaning across topics </li></ul><ul><li>A holistic structure to needs - avoid lots of specific information but no bigger picture </li></ul><ul><li>Body of evidence to influence effective fuel poverty strategy </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ongoing pilot
  8. 8. Learning and outcomes <ul><li>Some key findings </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>Success of ‘Think warmer this winter’ </li></ul><ul><li>Positive results from initial pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Future opportunities </li></ul>

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