“millions of older people are wondering if they will be abandoned by the government and left with unaffordable energy bills and freezing homes next year. ” John Palmer, Independent Age
The results showed variations between the Health Boards across all key aspects studied: individual aspects of staffing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychiatry, pharmacy and social work as well as multidisciplinary team input.
A consultation has been launched by the Scottish Government to look in more detail at developing the strategy for older people.
“we recognise there is a real need to create affordable, sustainable homes for older people”, Professor Gokay Deveci
“This project would address Orkney’s socio-economic needs and offer a new sustainable housing design based around technology that supports active ageing.”
Hope CoHousing have been awarded over £48,000 by Inspiring Scotland’s Rural Communities Ideas into Action Fund.
Cohousing is not sheltered housing but consists of rented houses but with a common shared area.
Councillors have been looking at social care in Orkney and the costs of running its many vital services to an ageing population.
Life on the Road aims to enable drivers aged 65 and over to stay on the road safely for as long as possible
Five enterprising Orkney women are the driving force behind the Hope Cohousing Project and have already established a limited company to take their plans forward.
An older people’s framework is to be developed by the Scottish Government to “tackle barriers to independent living for older people and promote older people’s rights and equality.”