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KWILLT – Winter Warmth England

Three videos which are based on vulnerable older people who have been identified as being at risk of being cold for different reasons. Each video is based on a ‘segment’ of older people in society and contains a combination of factors which influence them in keeping warm. The 3 videos are not real people but […]

Keeping Warm In Later Life (KWILLT)

On average there are 25,100 excess winter deaths every year in England, the majority occurring in those over 65. A Rotherham partnership of NHS, Local Authority, voluntary sector and charitable organisations collaborated on KWILLT to identify the factors that influence older vulnerable people in keeping warm and well in winter. The findings indicated that knowledge and awareness of safe temperatures and how to use heating […]

Does the design of hospitals meet the needs of older people?

Growing numbers of emergency admissions for older people create an imperative for hospitals to develop facilities to meet their needs. This research aimed to identify design criteria that can improve the processes, quality and outcomes of acute services for older patients. Three acute care settings were recruited into the study, representing: • the acute-care pathway for older people • different building types […]