Prevention for older People

Demographic and social changes in recent years have placed health and social care service under pressure, with a estimated increase of over 51% more people over the age of 65 by 2030, preventative approaches are central to the future of social care commissioning for older people.

Enabling Older people to retain their independence for as long as possible, through preventative approaches, is central to maintaining their quality of life and also reducing pressures on local health and social care budgets.

Utilising person centred and asset based approaches, to provision and commissioning, prevention with older people is aimed at meeting the needs that older people identify as important to them:

Making choices, being informed

Promoting independence and wellbeing

Connecting individuals and communities