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
Specialist approaches in alcohol treatment for the elderly
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’
James Morris, AERC Alcohol Academy
0207 450 2930