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Older People Have Their Say! Survey of Older People’s Needs in Westgate Ward, Canterbury

Beddall, David and Belworthy, Anne and Mason, Maurice and Williams, Stella and Billings, Jenny R. and Hatzidimitriadou, Eleni (2006) Older People Have Their Say! Survey of Older People’s Needs in Westgate Ward, Canterbury. Project report. University of Kent, Canterbury

Abstract

Although a lot of effort in the last few years has been made to address the needs of people in old age, surprisingly not much is known about the views of this age group in the Canterbury City Council area. To address this lack of knowledge, the Canterbury and District Pensioners’ Forum was funded by the Canterbury City Council to explore the needs of older people living in this area. Our Forum decided to collaborate with the University of Kent to produce a survey on the needs of older people within the District of Canterbury. During the process of the project, we decided to base the survey on the Westgate Ward in Canterbury because we felt that older people living in this area represent a good example for highlighting needs that involve ‘ordinary’ older people. This ward is quite diverse in many ways; it spreads from a semi-rural area through to town dwelling. It is not seen as an area of deprivation, thereby has not generated any special money from the Government to help with social problems in the provision of social centres, community learning, social

“It is not enough for a nation to have added years of life. Our object must be to add new life to those years”

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Additional information: This report was carried out by members of the Canterbury and District Pensioners’ Forum with support from the University of Kent.
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Migration and Social Care (RAE)
Depositing User: E. Hatzidimitriadou
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:27 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2103 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Billings, Jenny R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5660-9478
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