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A volunteer project for elderly people with mental health problems

  • Jon Spear (a1), Hetty Kaanders (a2), June Moulton (a3) and Joe Herzberg (a4)
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A volunteer project for elderly people with severe mental health problems and social isolation was developed with close links with a community mental health team. The functioning of this service is described from 1988–1995. The volunteers benefited from training and supervision from the professional community team, while the volunteers took over the role of monitoring, allowing the earlier discharge of these patients by the community team.

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A volunteer project for elderly people with mental health problems

  • Jon Spear (a1), Hetty Kaanders (a2), June Moulton (a3) and Joe Herzberg (a4)
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