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November 2008
Report No. 104

The Role and Future Development of the Meals-on-Wheels Service for Older People in Ireland
Ciara O'Dwyer and Dr Virpi Timonen

This report provides, for the first time, a snapshot of the meals-on-wheels service in Ireland and gives a unique insight into client and provider perceptions of the service. The research findings underline the dual importance of the service for clients, who noted that it is a vital source of both nutritious meals and social contact and connectivity to the wider community. From a supply side perspective, the research findings point to the wide organisational diversity that exists within the service and the critical role that volunteers play, as well as highlighting difficulties that many services currently experience.

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Click here to download Meals-on-Wheels survey results (December 2008) PDF document, link opens file in new window [3.5 MB].


December 1994
Report No. 40

Support Services for Elderly People Living at Home
Patricia Finucane, Geraldine Moane and Joan Tiernan

This study focuses on carers of dependent older people. It examines services for older people which impact indirectly on the carer and those services aimed at supporting carers directly. The study highlights gaps in service provision and outlines possible initiatives in the provision of carer support.

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September 1993
Report No. 28

Voluntary-Statutory Partnership in Community Care of the Elderly. Conference Proceedings

These are proceedings from a two-day conference, which outlined and discussed Council publication No. 25, Voluntary-Statutory Partnership in Community Care of the Elderly.

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September 1993
Report No. 27

Co-ordination of Services for the Elderly at the Local Level. Seminar Proceedings

This is a collection of papers based on a seminar which outlined and discussed the findings of Council publication No. 23a, Co-ordinating Services for the Elderly at Local Level: Swimming Against the Tide.

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January 1993
Report No. 25

Voluntary-Statutory Partnership in Community Care of the Elderly
Ray Mulvihill

This study includes a census survey of over 850 voluntary organisations, which provide services for older people at a local level. It investigates the nature of their partnership arrangements with statutory bodies and makes recommendations on the future direction of voluntary-statutory partnership in the care of older people.

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September 1992
Report No. 23a

Co-ordinating Services for the Elderly at Local Level: Swimming Against the Tide
Michael Browne

This is the first study to focus exclusively on co-ordinating services for older people at a local level in the Republic of Ireland. The report provides an evaluation of two pilot projects, one of which was based in Dun Laoghaire Borough, a predominately urban area, and the other in Tipperary South Riding County Council, a largely rural area. The pilot co-ordination projects were the first attempt at developing a structured co-ordinated approach to service provision for older people within an Irish context.

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September 1992
Report No. 23b

Co-ordinating Services for the Elderly at Local Level: Summary of an Evaluation Report on Two Pilot Projects
Michael Browne

This is a summary of Report No. 23a.

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September 1983
Report No. 4

Community Services for the Elderly

This report reviews community care services for older people and makes recommendations for improvements. The main emphasis is on statutory-based services although the role of the voluntary sector is also addressed.

Click here for the full text: Community Services for the Elderly [DOC | 232 KB].

 

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