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Enabling health and wellbeing among older people: capitalising on resources in deprived areas through general practice

Enabling health and wellbeing among older people: capitalising on resources in deprived areas through general practice

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012. 


Institute for Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow

Principle investigator:

Professor Sally Wyke

Evidence shows that interventions which can prevent or delay disablement and enhance wellbeing in older people include: increasing physical activity; case review; access to assistive devices and home modifications; and access to opportunities for social interaction. It is less clear, however, how to best support older people to access and use such resources, particularly in areas of socio-economic deprivation.
Recent work by this group has identified general practice as a potential ’€œhub’€ in which to embed support for wellbeing. This project aims to develop a system by which general practices in deprived areas can identify older people in need and help them to access such resources and/or activities. The project will use an innovative, iterative and participatory approach to system re-design, involving summary of research evidence, older people, community-based workers and general practice staff.  We will ’€œroad test’€ the prototype system in three deprived general practices and assess the system’€™s potential for wider implementation.
Report: Enabling Health and Wellbeing in Later Life Mapping Scottish policies, programmes and initiatives – Final Report



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