Developing Measures on a UK Older People Preventative Policy

By Robert Porter and Bob McClelland.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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The Partnership for Older People Projects (POPPs) are Department of Health funded projects piloting innovative preventative services for people over the age of 55. The project in the study in Knowsley, Merseyside, England received £1.2m in funding over two years. A local evaluation was commissioned to evaluate the procedures and processes involved in initiating, developing and main-streaming the projects with a view to sustainability, and also to extract higher level learning to be fed back into how services are commissioned. Methodologies and methods for this are discussed, specifically relating to capturing qualitative measures such as Quality of Life indicators, and challenges around measurement in individuals with mental health difficulties.

Keywords: Partnership for Older People, POPP, POPPs, Older People, Knowsley, Qualitative, Quantitative, Evaluation, Mental Health

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.361-370. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 664.438KB).

Robert Porter

Researcher, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Having completed a B.Sc. in Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, Robert went on to complete a Post-graduate Diploma, and then Masters by Research in Psychology at the University of Wales Cardiff and the Unversity of Aberdeen respectively. Having spent two years providing advocacy for people with dementia Robert has experience in working with and for older people, and in 2006 he joined Liverpool John Moores University. He currently evaluates the Knowsley Partnership for Older People Projects (POPPs). In addition, Robert is completing an LLB by distance learning with the University of London External Department, and is in the first year of a PhD with Liverpool John Moores University.

Dr. Bob McClelland

Reader in Educational Technology, Faculty of Business and Law, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Bob McClelland has worked in the UK Higher Education sector for 34 years. He is currently a Reader in Educational Technology, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Initially a Chemist he has lectured in Analytical Science at undergraduate and postgraduate level. For nineteen years he has lectured in Business Statistics, Decision Making, Management and Research Methods to undergraduates, postgraduates, Doctoral students and professional courses in Business. He is Programme Manager of the Masters in Enterprise and Masters in Business Improvement, an Enterprise Champion and Head of the Centre for Market Research Technologies for Liverpool Business School at Liverpool John Moores University. Bob’s research is based upon corporate learning, utilizing new and emerging technologies and evaluation of projects. He has written several textbooks and has published widely on Learning and Teaching technology issues in Business Education. He undertakes a range of consultancy activities for enterprises, local and national government (more recently in Health), and supervises more than twenty doctoral students in the UK and overseas. He is also a visiting Professor to Shanghai University, MBA/Doctoral programme in Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand and MBA programme in Ostrava, Czech Republic.


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