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Older people and prevention: concepts, policies and practices

Published 23.06.10

Members of the age and ageing research programme in the School of Applied Social Science will be presenting papers at this year's Social Policy Association annual conference. Four papers will be presented as part of a symposium in the Ageing and the Lifecourse stream of the Social Policy Association 2010 conference 'Social policy in times of change' in July at the University of Lincoln.

The symposium draws together papers exploring ways in which 'prevention' is being interpreted in different contexts: how different sectors are working together on prevention; what technology contributes; and what prevention means to older people.

The papers are based on research conducted in the age and ageing programme at Brighton and will be presented by Laura Banks, Marian Barnes, Flis Henwood, Naomi Smith, Rose Smith and Lizzie Ward. Together the papers will question assumptions about the meaning and value of prevention in social policy for older people.