Innovation and better lives for older people with high support needs: International good practice

Christopher Manthorp

This paper identifies innovative ideas and suggestions already in circulation in the UK and globally that would contribute to better lives for older people with support needs.

Over the next 25 years the pensionable age population will grow by 3.8 million and the number of people over the age of 85 will more than double. We need to find ways to ensure a high quality of life for older people with high support needs both nationally and internationally.

This paper:

  • identifies innovative ideas and suggestions already in circulation in the UK and globally that would contribute to better lives for older people with support needs;
  • suggests improvements to these ideas and suggestions;
  • makes conclusions in relation to diversity amongst older people with high support needs, care issues and broader social issues.
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