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The Law and Elderly People

2nd Edition

Edited by Aled Griffiths, Dr Gwyneth Roberts, Gwyneth Roberts


392 pages

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Although the number of elderly people in Britain is increasing steadily, the law in relation to their particular needs is a relatively neglected field. The Law and Elderly People was the first text to provide easily accessible information for those involved in advice-giving and service provision in this rapidly developing field. This second edition has been fully revised and completely updated to reflect the major legal and social changes which have recently occurred. Concerned for the independence and autonomy of both young elderly and the old elderly, the book covers employment and income, accomodation and housing, community and residential care, health provision and delivery and family relationships, thus providing an important guide to the most important legal issues.

The Law and Elderly People will be of practical help to all those concerned with the welfare of the elderly and to undergraduates and lecturers in social work, law and gerontology.


`A reference book for elderly people, their carers, and service providers, who will appreciate its clarity and well organised content.' - Professional Social Work

`A triumph of patience and thorough exactitude. … This book is indispensable.' - Baseline

`A useful reference work for advisers, teachers and service-providers. It provides a quick, accessible account of a large number of legal provisions, administrative practices and policies relating to elderly people' - Ageing and Society

`compact and easy to read' Journal of Social Work Practice

`Service providers and non-lawyers seeking to advise older folk and their carers will find in this book a good outline of the legal framework which constitutes the `system' in relation to support for elderly clients or patients.' Ian Purvis, Legal Adviser, Age Concern, in Issues in Social Work Education

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