What are the alternatives to care homes?

Wed, Oct 7, 2020, 2:00 PM (BST)


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What are the alternatives to care homes? They have been the crucible of COVID-19 fatalities. Join us 2pm BST on Weds 7th October for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust fellowship report on Alternatives to Long Term Institutional Care for Older People.

Last year, Rebecca Jarvis was awarded a Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to travel to Japan and New Zealand to explore alternatives to long-term institutional care for older people and bring back her findings to the UK. Her presentation will cover three case studies of different models of housing with care which either delay or avoid the need for people to move into a care home.

Rebecca is passionate about maximising opportunities for people to enjoy their old age and to continue to contribute to their communities as valued members of our society. She has spent much of her career working across health and social care to improve the health and wellbeing of older people. Rebecca is currently the Director of Operations at the Health Innovation Network, the Academic Health Science Network for South London.

Rebecca will be joined by a panel of industry stakeholders bringing different perspectives on the topic, including:

* Rachel Melsom - Dr Rachel Melsom is a practicing doctor at Western Sussex Foundation Trust with special interest in elderly care, particularly, the need to integrate this understanding into cost effective care delivery models, including managing both the care of elderly patients and the precipitating factors of disease.

* George Lee - founder of the Commonland, a specialist social design and innovation consultancy. George tackles the outdated stereotypes of age and the many ways these negatively affect our society, economy and how they limit our approach to innovation.

* Hannah Bruce - founder of Dissideo, who are harnessing the power of community as an enabler of choice, freedom and connection for the people who live, work and visit us. Dissideo aims to change the way we think about ageing, by connecting generations and allowing even the most dependant in society to choose the way they live.

* Ella Moonan-Howard - Research Fellow at ZINC and lead author of ZINC's Mission Three report on exploring opportunities that can add five more years of high quality to later life.

This webinar is part of a week's worth of activities in the Brighton & Hove Ageing Well Festival in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons and hosted by the Brighton based charity, Impact Initiatives.

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