Office for Disability Issues
South East Regional Initiative
[Older People's Programme]
The Office for Disability Issues, South East Regional Initiative (SERI) final reports were published in May 2011.
About the project
The South East Regional Initiative (SERI) was established by the Office for Disability Issues (www.odi.gov.uk) to demonstrate and measure the impact of new approaches in increasing the voice, choice and control of two key population groups;
SERI is an ambitious and complex change management and qualitative research programme that is being delivered by the Older People and Ageing Programme at the National Development Team for Inclusion (www.ndti.org.uk) in partnership with 3 local authorities and their partners in the South East - Oxfordshire, Portsmouth and West Sussex – and the Centre for Policy on Ageing (www.cpa.org.uk ).
There are two key elements to the work:
The initiative covers the spectrum of support that older disabled people need to lead their lives, regardless of their eligibility for state funded support and care. The focus of the Initiative, therefore, and of the support and research programme referred to above, is not just about health and social care but the widest possible range of options and opportunities for support, including (but not exclusively):
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