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Consideracoes sobre servicos de advocacy para pessoas idosas no contexto de revitalizacao urbana

Fairhurst, E., Mountian, I. and Sixsmith, J. (2008) Consideracoes sobre servicos de advocacy para pessoas idosas no contexto de revitalizacao urbana. Revista Kairos: Gerontologia. 11(1), pp. 167-184. 1516-2567.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: This article is based on a recently completed evaluation study of an older people’s advocacy project, The Generation Project, in the context of urban regeneration in East Manchester. East Manchester has a higher rate of older people than any other part of Manchester. Two main aspects are outlined here, first, how clients and partner organisations identify psycho-social and practical benefits from the services of the Project; and second, how processes of individual and collective advocacy created the conditions for a sense of control, while at the same time making explicit helplessness and frustration in other contexts. Issues of trust, dignity and respect were fundamental to effective relationships between older people and service providers. Further, while the small scale nature of the Project worked well for older clients, this compromised the development of strong partnerships with (more powerful) organisations. Advocacy as a gateway to empowerment required individual determination, collective effort, organisational commitment and joint working to be successful.
Additional Information: Title translation: Gateways for empowerment: older people, advocacy and urban regeneration
Uncontrolled Keywords: advocacy, empowerment, urban regeneration, elderly
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology > HT170 Urban renewal. Urban redevelopment
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women > HQ1060 Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement
Creators: Fairhurst, E, Mountian, I and Sixsmith, Judith
Publisher: Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Health
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Health & Society
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Ageing Research Centre
Research Centres > Centre for Health Sciences and Services
Research Centres > Centre for Physical Activity and Life Sciences
Date: June 2008
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 167-184
Journal or Publication Title: Revista Kairos: Gerontologia
Volume: 11
Number: 1
Language: Portuguese
ISSN: 1516-2567
Status: Published / Disseminated

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