Archives for March 4th, 2005

NEW PROJECT BOOSTS SCHEMES TO PROMOTE INDEPENDENT LIVING

Headlines, PublicNet: 4 March, 2005

Local authorities are to get 60 million pounds to help older people to live independently for longer and to avoid emergency hospital visits. The Partnerships for Older People Projects grant will encourage councils to work with other bodies to draw up schemes to support older people in active and healthy living.The POPP project will support local authorities in working with the National Health Service and voluntary and community sector partners to devise innovative approaches to keeping older people in their own homes.

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ROUTES OUT OF POVERTY

Features, PublicNet: 4 March, 2005

By Peter Kemp, Jonathan Bradshaw, Paul Dornan, Naomi Finch and Emese Mayhew. Poverty, for many of those who experience it, is a short-lived experience. Much work has been done on the reasons why people become poor and this work by the authors focuses on the ladders used by different groups of people to climb out of it. The insights presented here provide a sound evidence base to help those framing anti-policy measures.

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