A report examined specialist provision for older people with drug and alcohol misuse problems. It called for more specialist, age-appropriate services, stable funding, and improved awareness and support in care settings, including primary and social care.
Source: It's About Time: Tackling substance misuse in older people, DrugScope/Recovery Partnership
An article examined the policies and initiatives aimed at promoting active aging in two European cities, Brussels and Manchester, highlighting similarities and differences in their approaches and actions, and the opportunities and barriers to the implementation of age-friendly policies. The article was part of a special issue of the journal that examined the concept of age-friendly cities in a range of countries across the world.
Source: Tine Buffel, Paul McGarry, Chris Phillipson, Liesbeth De Donder, Sarah Dury, Nico De Witte, An-Sofie Smetcoren, and Dominique Verte, 'Developing age-friendly cities: case studies from Brussels and Manchester and implications for policy and practice', Journal of Aging and Social Policy, Volume 26 Issue 1-2