- Improving quality of life in ageing populations: what can volunteering do?Mima Cattan
Northumbria University, School of Health, Community and Education Studies, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Maturitas 70:328-32. 2011..However, there are still major gaps in our understanding of who actually benefits, the social and cultural context of volunteering and its role in reducing health and social inequalities...
- The use of telephone befriending in low level support for socially isolated older people--an evaluationMima Cattan
School of Health, Community and Education Studies, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Health Soc Care Community 19:198-206. 2011..Befriending schemes provide low-cost means for socially isolated older people to become more confident and independent and develop a sense of self-respect potentially leading to increased participation and meaningful relationships...