Supporting older people in establishing social enterprises in rural Scotland through action research: reflections on challenges and opportunities.

Artur Steinerowski, Mike Woolvin

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Providing services for older people represents a considerable and rising cost for
governments internationally, as in many countries proportions of older people are
increasing in relation to the younger, working and taxpaying population. This clearly presents a challenge for public services. One approach to addressing this is to develop a range of basic services that would maintain older people living healthily in their families and communities for as long as possible, reducing demand on expensive specialist facilities such as hospitals and residential care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-286
Number of pages10
JournalFamilies, relationships and societies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2012



  • social enterprise
  • rural community
  • action research
  • older people
  • public services

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