Chex have provided some excellent case studies highlighting what does work and what could work in an ‘older people friendly community’.
- ‘Picture of Health’ CHEX DVD (2012) – case studies with Mearns & Coastal Healthy Living Initiative and Healthy Living Group in Eyemouth
- ‘From Crises to Innovation’ Groups across Highland developing transport services specific to the needs of their communities.
- ‘A Bite & a Blether’ (2014) Community Food and Health Scotland (CFHS) write up of work going on in 6 lunch clubs across Scotland
- ‘Building Economic Evidence from community-led health’ – Briefing published by NHS Health Scotland (2011), CHEX, CFHS and others directly informed. Pages 30-32 look at ‘Food Train': a volunteer led grocery shopping,
befriending and household support service for older people in Dumfries and Galloway and West Lothian.
Other useful resources
- ‘We’re an asset, not a burden’ National Pensioner’s Convention. Illustrates that older people are active in campaigning on national issues that affect their and wider change than immediate community.
- ‘Care about Rights’. SHRC commissioned evaluation of care of older people underpinned by a rights approach.
- HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.