Older people form the majority of the people that Adult and Community Services work with. It is important to remember that age may be the only thing that older people have in common – lifestyles, culture, religion, – all sorts of things influence who older people are and what they want or need.
There are many sources of information about older people – but the best one may well be the people themselves – we have a valuable resource right on our doorstep. People are experts in their own lives and it is vital that we remember this – one person’s experience of a situation can be totally different to another’s. Don’t assume – always ask!