Today and Tomorrow
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Published: October 2002
Growing Older with Learning Disabilities (GOLD) is a UK-wide initiative that aims to increase the understanding of the concerns of older people with learning disabilities and older family carers and how services can help them realise their aspirations. Reporting the results of projects, spanning service development and research, Today and Tomorrow focuses on inclusion, health and older family carers, where people are living with dementia, Down's Syndrome and terminal illness. The report includes a charter of rights for older people with learning disabilities and for older family carers. It also underlines the need for service providers to think today about how they will meet people's age-related changing needs and support them, as they grow oder, using person-centred planning. It is essential reading for all those involved in commissioning services for older people. The report concludes with a series of recommendations for policy makers and planners, commissioners and providers.
This report is now out of print.