Assessment: using narratives to improve outcomes for older people

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The purpose of the guide is to help social workers and care managers reflect on the way they carry out assessments with older people, and improve the way they do so, by examining how they can use/make better use of narratives. We will be looking at how narrative can inform different types of assessment, primarily within a community-based setting. And we will also identify the use of narratives within more complex areas such as working with older people who lack mental capacity, are experiencing mental health issues, and who may be subject to risk or safeguarding.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Commissioning bodyMA Education Mark Allen Group. Community Care Inform (Adults)
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2020

Publication series

NamePractice Guidance
PublisherMA Education Mark Allen Group


  • older people
  • social work
  • social care
  • narratives
  • assessment approaches


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