Thursday, 3 October 2013

People who never go outside

A topic raised by this article:

Some of the reasons why people don't get out are suggested in this article.  But it's not, of course, a problem that's confined to people with dementia.  Many elderly people are reluctant, or feel unable, to go out.

There are some schemes  -  such as 'Good Neighbours'  -  which involve, amongst other things, volunteers visiting people like this and taking them out.  Clearly, there should be a much greater effort to ensure that no-one feels trapped in their house.

Cameron used to promote the 'Big Society', a concept which encompassed schemes like these.

I don't think the words 'Big Society' have passed his lips for a long time though.


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