Older people and well-being: new online resources


New learning resources for working with older people and supporting well-being in old age
Film and handbook now available online

 Age UK Brighton & Hove and the University of Brighton have produced a film and learning resources which aim to develop ethical practice in supporting people to make decisions in later life, and contribute to their well-being. The resources were produced as part of an ESRC funded Knowledge Exchange project. It brought together social care practitioners, older people and university researchers to develop the resources which are based on participatory research carried out by Professor Marian Barnes and Dr Lizzie Ward from the University of Brighton working in partnership with Age UK Brighton & Hove and a team of older co-researchers. The research was designed to enable older people to talk in their own terms about what well-being means to them, and how it is produced. So the resources are based not only on findings about older people and well-being, but learning from the process of working with older people and with practitioners to generate and apply knowledge for policy and practice.

You can access the film and the accompanying handbook by going to:

The resources are intended to be used with front line practitioners working with older people so can be used by those providing training for social care and social work practitioners and by those providing education in social care in colleges and universities,  and will be useful for those wanting to develop participatory research practice. And they also introduce some of the basic ideas from care ethics for practitioners working in this context.

For more information contact:
Lizzie Ward, University of Brighton (E.ward@brighton.ac.uk),
Marian Barnes, University of Brighton (Marian.Barnes@brighton.ac.uk
Beatrice Gahagan at Age UK Brighton and Hove (BeatriceG@ageuk-bh.org.uk )
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