Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300396
Title:
ALONE annual report 2010
Other Titles:
Annual report 2010, ALONE
Authors:
ALONE
Publisher:
ALONE
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300396
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The older people who contact ALONE may find themselves marginalised for a range of reasons. Family members may have moved away or a spouse may have died. Their housing conditions may be sub-standard due to the age of the home or their inability to afford or manage repairs. They may have lived with general physical or mental ill-health all their lives, or have a disability that has become a problem as they get older. For others ageing might have decreased their mobility or resulted in cognitive dysfunction such as memory loss, shortened attention span or dementia. Some may have fallen into debt or poverty, struggling to make ends meet on State pension payments, or even unaware of the benefits available to them. In other cases people are suffering elder abuse, most frequently from close family. Often they are isolated, desperate or afraid and see no way out of their situation. ALONE staff and volunteers are there to befriend and listen respectfully to the needs of the individuals who come to us for help. Our services are person-centered; we work together with each of the people who use our services to find a solution to the problem they face, appropriate to their circumstances. We want to protect their dignity and ensure that they can continue to live their life as independently as possible. ALONE takes a rights-based approach. This means we believe that nobody should be dependent long-term on charity. Once we have met the person’s immediate needs, our priority is to link them in with local service providers and supports where they exist. Ageing can bring contentment to many and opens up opportunities for personal growth. Unfortunately there remains a significant minority of older people who face serious challenges on their own. ALONE is there for them.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; SOCIAL EXCLUSION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorALONEen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-30T11:08:39Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-30T11:08:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/300396-
dc.descriptionThe older people who contact ALONE may find themselves marginalised for a range of reasons. Family members may have moved away or a spouse may have died. Their housing conditions may be sub-standard due to the age of the home or their inability to afford or manage repairs. They may have lived with general physical or mental ill-health all their lives, or have a disability that has become a problem as they get older. For others ageing might have decreased their mobility or resulted in cognitive dysfunction such as memory loss, shortened attention span or dementia. Some may have fallen into debt or poverty, struggling to make ends meet on State pension payments, or even unaware of the benefits available to them. In other cases people are suffering elder abuse, most frequently from close family. Often they are isolated, desperate or afraid and see no way out of their situation. ALONE staff and volunteers are there to befriend and listen respectfully to the needs of the individuals who come to us for help. Our services are person-centered; we work together with each of the people who use our services to find a solution to the problem they face, appropriate to their circumstances. We want to protect their dignity and ensure that they can continue to live their life as independently as possible. ALONE takes a rights-based approach. This means we believe that nobody should be dependent long-term on charity. Once we have met the person’s immediate needs, our priority is to link them in with local service providers and supports where they exist. Ageing can bring contentment to many and opens up opportunities for personal growth. Unfortunately there remains a significant minority of older people who face serious challenges on their own. ALONE is there for them.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherALONEen_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL EXCLUSIONen_GB
dc.titleALONE annual report 2010en_GB
dc.title.alternativeAnnual report 2010, ALONEen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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