Developing Measures on a UK Older People Preventative Policy

Robert Porter, Bob McClelland

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The Partnership for Older People Projects (POPPs) are Department of Health funded projects piloting innovative preventative services for people over the age of 55. The project in the study in Knowsley, Merseyside, England received £1.2m in funding over two years. A local evaluation was commissioned to evaluate the procedures and processes involved in initiating, developing and main-streaming the projects with a view to sustainability, and also to extract higher level learning to be fed back into how services are commissioned. Methodologies and methods for this are discussed, specifically relating to capturing qualitative measures such as Quality of Life indicators, and challenges around measurement in individuals with mental health difficulties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-370
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • older people
  • Partnership for Older People Projects
  • mental health
  • preventative services
  • quality of life
  • Knowsley
  • flexicare
  • adult placement
  • age concern
  • IKAN

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