LinkAge Plus: core principles
An overview of the core principles of the LinkAge Plus approach.
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The LinkAge Plus pilots brought local authorities together with their partners in health and the voluntary and community sector to find innovative ways to break down traditional organisational and financial barriers and to join up services.
The LinkAge Plus pilots inspired multiple access points to all services including personal callers, telephone, electronic and paper communications. This holistic, ‘no wrong door’ approach to services, also recognises the importance of outreach activities which aim to ensure that even the most difficult to reach older people are not excluded, but are actively encouraged to engage with services available to them.
The programme shows how the LinkAge Plus principles can be replicated in a variety of contexts. We have collated an extensive range of individual case studies which demonstrate the potential of the approach.