Enabling older people to retain their independence for as long as possible is important to maintain their quality of life and to reduce the increasing pressure on local authority and NHS budgets.

In a new study, HSMC academics Robin Miller and Kerry Allen surveyed a sample of Directors of Adult Social Services in nine Local Authorities to identify what they viewed as their top three investments in prevention services for older people. These were followed by interviews with the leads for each intervention. It also reviewed the local and national evidence as to whether these interventions lead to a delay or reduction in the uptake of social care services.

If you would like more information about this study, please contact Robin Miller, r.s.miller@bham.ac.uk or Kerry Allen, k.allen@bham.ac.uk.