SUPPORTING OLDER FAMILIES: MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE
Dalia Magrill, The Foundation for People with Learning
ISBN 190364562X, Download from
STAR RATING 4/5
There is an urgent message in this book for people who work with
older families of people with learning difficulties. The time to
act is now – the time to plan is now, writes Matt Dore.
Social work teams, health professionals and the voluntary sector
need to join together to provide a quality service, where resources
The book is aimed at challenging where services are at the moment
in order to bring about cohesion. The style is easy to read, with
key points at the beginning of each chapter. The appendix enables
you to measure how well your service is doing. It offers good
practical advice and signposts the reader to various projects where
good partnerships have been forged and to schemes that have started
to work actively with older families.
Magrill draws from several discipline to encourage real partnership
building. Good examples from individual people and pioneering
services demonstrate the author’s inclusive approach in researching
and writing this book. There are snippets from real-life
experiences which, on the one hand, shock, and on the other,
encourage the reader to really make a difference.
Matt Dore works with people who have learning