What is this handbook for?
This handbook (published under Traverse's former name, OPM (Office for public management) is for those who want to improve life for older people in their community. It introduces and explains an asset-based approach and describes how it has been used in a variety of localities. It also suggests how this approach could be used to create new activities and support for older people in local communities. The handbook may be
especially useful for:
- Professionals, managers and front-line staff trying to increase the independence and well-being of older people
- Politicians, community activists and leaders who want to do something for older people in their community
- Active older people who want to improve the support and activities available in their area.
Whilst this is based on learning about supporting older people, the overall approach and tools can be used in any community setting.