Edinburgh Council

Is technology an enabler or barrier in preventing social isolation for older people?

Iriss.fm, episode 114

Plan P: New approaches to prevention with older people, is an Iriss project which addresses the issue of social isolation and loneliness amongst older people. Each quarter the advisory group records a group discussion about a related aspect of prevention. This is the fifth discussion - 'Is technology an enabler or barrier in preventing social isolation and loneliness for older people'.

What do we mean by prevention?

Iriss.fm, episode 90

Plan P: New approaches to prevention with older people, is an Iriss project which addresses the issue of social isolation and loneliness amongst older people. Each quarter the advisory group records a group discussion about a related aspect of prevention. This is the third discussion: 'What do we mean by prevention? Is it early intervention or universal prevention or both?'

 

How can we ensure that older people are equal partners in developing preventative approaches?

Iriss.fm, episode 80

Plan P: New approaches to prevention with older people, is an Iriss project which addresses the issue of social isolation and loneliness amongst older people. Each quarter the advisory group records a group discussion about a related aspect of prevention. This is the second discussion - 'How can we ensure that older people are equal partners in developing preventative approaches?'.

Here's a hand

Iriss Forum, Designs for the future 2011

Introduced by Catherine McCrae. Here's a Hand is an innovative service designed to connect people to their family, friends and neighbours, making it quicker and easier to ask for and offer a helping hand, a bit of advice or companionship. The service uses mobile phone texts, email, and online messaging to communicate across the group instantly and simultaneously, creating a real time, dynamic network of support.

Extended link supervisor model - Anne Spiers

Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection

This episode might be of interest to anyone involved in student practice learning within the workplace. Although its focus is on social work practice, the model described could be adapted for use within a wide range of other professional contexts.