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Older People

Older People's Chapter: published November 2015 to underpin Wirral Plan: A 2020 Vision - pledge of Ageing Well.

Other Key Information:

Older Peoples Isolation Index: Results for Wirral (March 2015) 
Wirral postcodes were mapped by their chance of containing older people who are at risk of social isolation, using an older people isolation index (OPII) based on Mosaic geodemographic data. We found that Bidston & St James ward and Birkenhead & Tranmere ward had the highest average older people isolation index score. There were three hotspots of potential older people at risk of isolation around Oxton, West Kirby & Hoylake, and New Ferry, Bebington & Bromborough.

Older People and Social Isolation: review of the evidence (May 2015) 
Produced by Business & Public Health Intelligence Team

Wirral District Community Safety Plan 2015/16 produced by Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service. Highlights some key issues related to isolation and local Fire & Rescue services in Wirral

Wirral End of Life Care Charter

Older People’s Health and Wellbeing Atlas (produced by West Midlands Public Health Observatory). The Atlas provides a snapshot profile of each local authority in England. Interactive maps and charts enable comparisons to be made nationally for over 100 indicators. The atlas can be used to highlight deficits and variations in the health and care of older people across England.The Atlas aims to support those responsible for:

  • Delivering strategies for prevention and early intervention to improve the health and wellbeing of older people

  • Providing evidence and intelligence to support the development of Joint Strategic Needs Assessments for their local area

By providing a tool to:

  • Identify variations in the health and care of older people at local authority level

  • Compare a local authority with others, including viewing those demographically similar

  • Understand how the health and care of older people varies across local authority area

  • Monitor progress to reduce inequalities between local authorities in the health and wellbeing of older people

What is life like for an older person in the UK today? (Added November 2014): The Office for National Statistics have produced an infographic representing a range of ONS statistics on people aged 65+. 

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Previous section : Older People (Last updated July 2012) (Warning - large file) (Last refreshed July 2012)

Key information sources for you to consider:
Health and social care outcomes frameworks (Collection)
Public Health England Data and Knowledge Gateway
NHS Digital
Child and Maternal Health