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These pages are places to find out information at the local level.
Projecting Older People: Population Information (POPPI) Health and care statistics at England, Region, Local Authority, and District levels. Note: you have to register to access the data, but it is free - just click on the Register button in Login box. This covers ages 65+. For ages 16 - 64, see the parallel site PANSI.
DWP local stats (Tab Tool) Benefit (including carer allowance and pension credit) take-up at local authority and Region available.
NOMIS (Official labour market statistics - employment etc) Available at national, regional, local authority, and ward levels.
Church Urban Fund poverty statistics At parish level, ranks parish paverty, and compares selected parish poverty on several indicators to the lowest and highest in the country.
Neighbourhood statistics Official National Statistics on many topics. Local Authority to Ward level.
Active people survey Sport and exercise data split by age band (55+ is all older people); available at Local Authority level.
How to work with older people and support well-being
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 project brought together social care practitioners, older people and university researchers to develop the resources which are based on participatory research. 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.
The Older People’s Programme, coordinated through Age UK West Cumbria and funded by the BIG Lottery, significantly improved the wellbeing of older people receiving care. Delivering activities in residential homes and other care settings to over 1,300 older people, more than 7,800 care staff received training on issues such as dignity and nutrition. Evaluation showed increased physical activity and nutritional awareness as well as improved self-esteem and community belonging.
Utilising work and experiences from the projects, as well as knowledge gained through partnership working, resources have been developed for those seeking to improve the wellbeing of those in receipt of significant packages of care. Examples include 'how to' guides on nutrition, activities, and dignity training.
‘That’s because you love me’ – Report on Age UK Wirral’s Grandparent Carer Project PDF (3MB)
Report on Age UK Wirral’s Department of Health ‘Reaching Out For Carers Innovation Fund’ funded project into the needs and experiences of grandparent carers within the Borough of Wirral.
Social exclusion amongst older people in former industrial areas (PDF, 1MB)
This report presents the process and findings of a study on social exclusion amongst older people in former industrial and rural areas. This study contributes to the understanding of the varying conditions under which older people live, and how these differ across different kinds of areas. It also identifies a number of ways in which social exclusion in old age can be reduced and prevented. Hopefully, this study will lead to and inform action taken both locally and nationally to improve the situation of older people. The work was by Age Concern Barnsely and Sheffield Hallam University.
UK Data Archive
From the Government's Economic and Social Data Service, you can search for information on variables on more than 550 datasets, including the following surveys:
New ONS publications
Labour market stats
Library (deposited papers 2010)
Stats and surveys (Family Resources Survey, Households Below Average Income, Pensioner Income Series)
DWP take up estimates
NHS Information Centre (general NHS stats)
Clinical and health outcomes
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES)
Online NHS comparators
GP Patient Survey
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Institute for Public Policy Research
The King’s Fund
Pensions Policy Institute
NHS Later Life library
House of Commons Hansard
House of Lords Hansard
World US Census Bureau World IDB
Eurostat stats portal
AARP International statistics database
CIA World Factbook
Reference Straight Statistics
Cambridge Online Dictionary
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