Social Inclusion- older people being part of their communities

We have discussion papers of aspects of social inclusion:

Social Inclusion - Social inclusion and older people in Scotland

Contributing to society   - Older people contributing to civil society

There are also tips on the equalities aspects of inclusion and making community-based services welcoming for people across the rage of circumstances:

Make your group friendly for LGBT people

Making your group friendly for BME people

Making your group dementia friendly

 Hearing loss and older people

 The Seton Care Befrienders project is a response to the gap identified by older people living in Berwickshire (the eastern part of Scottish Borders) and the north part of Northumberland around Berwick-upon-Tweed. They wanted company and friendship and someone to do things with when this was becoming harder.
Seton Care Befrienders began in August 2012. It is funded by Comic Relief and currently is due to run to autumn 2015.
The project’s objectives are:

  • To help vulnerable older people feel less isolated, and help them to improve their management on personal risk.
  • To increase self-confidence, skills, and understanding of the needs of vulnerable older people, including older volunteers.

This report was put together by Anne Connor and Claire McKay from Outside the Box as the last part of the independent evaluation of the Seton Care Befriending Project.

Seton Care Befrienders Report 2015