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Report

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Social sciences

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DOI: 10.3310/hsdr01050

HEALTH SERVICES AND DELIVERY RESEARCH 2013 VOL. 1 NO. 5

Abstract

Background: Older prisoners are the fastest growing subgroup in the English and Welsh prison estate. Existing research highlights that older prisoners have high health and social care needs and that, currently, these needs routinely remain unmet. Objectives: (1) To explore the needs of men entering and leaving prison; (2) to describe current provision of services, including integration between health and social care services; and (3) to develop and pilot an intervention for identifying health and social care needs on reception into prison, ensuring that these are systematically addressed during custody.

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