Health and Social Care in the Community, vol.12, 2004, p.283-287
Anyone in the UK over 65 years of age who has a terminal illness and whose prognosis is less than six months is entitled to Attendance Allowance under special rules. Article draws on a study of the delays in obtaining Attendance Allowance experienced by a small sample of 22 hospice patients with terminal cancer, and the role that health and social care professionals can play in reducing them.
Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, vol.26, 2004, p.131-145
The article reports on the abuse and harassment suffered by some older people in the private rented sector using data from a study by Help the Aged. It details disputes with landlords, for example, concerning illegal eviction and failure to carryout repairs. It then considers the barriers to justice elderly people face before looking at social alternatives to legal proceedings, drawing on the framework relating to the protection of vulnerable adults.