Specialist approaches in alcohol treatment for the elderly. James Morris Academy Programme Lead 10 th February 2010 . Aims. Do we need specialist approaches? Explore some of the existing models of specialist alcohol treatment for older people
Academy Programme Lead
10th February 2010
‘Signs for improvement: commissioning interventions to reduce
alcohol-related harm’ DoH 2009
Those individuals who are unable to leave the home or who would have difficulties attending a specialist agency – for example older people, disabled people and parents with childcare responsibilities – may need specialist alcohol treatment in their own homes or other community settings."
Tony, what are the key components?
Service user needs
Provider/commissioner issues & needs
‘When you come to the White House project there is no pressure. As a group we have gelled and we can get strength from each other and from the staff’
‘There is something powerful about seeing others do well and get healthy – it makes you think if they can do it then why not me?’
‘My family is over the moon’
‘I think that my wife feels she gets a break’