The University of Sheffield

Health and social care of older people: research and policy development


Through its Institute for Studies on Ageing, the University is addressing many of the key health and social care issues arising from increased expectations for a higher quality of life in old age. The Institute brings together the clinical sciences, sociological studies, palliative care, osteoporosis and nursing. With such a powerful interdisciplinary base, the University’s ageing research programmes cover many important fields that directly influence health and social care policy. A range of assessment methods produced at the Institute for determining the health and social care needs of older people and their carers are now used in many European countries.