HSMC launch good practice framework for older people across Europe

Elderly woman

HSMC's Kerry Allen and Jon Glasby have helped launch the results of a 3-year EU project into long-term care and support for older people. With 15 partners across 13 countries and more than 40 researchers, 'Interlinks' explores ways of improving health and social services for older people, with a particular focus on:

In addition to a series of national reports and four European overviews, the main product is an interactive website of good practice examples from across Europe for policy makers, managers, practitioners and researchers to use when developing future policy and practice. A key introductory video sets out some of the key dilemmas that the project seeks to resolve.

The final launch of Interlinks took place in Austria in the autumn of 2011, with some 130 stakeholders from across 25 different countries.