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whichalargenumberofolderpeopleattended.ThosetakingpartinOPP2002identifiedsevendimensionstoachievingagoodlife-orwhatisusuallyknowninhealthhousingandsocialcarecirclesasqualityoflifeorwell-being.TheSevenDimensionsare1Beingactivestayinghealthyandcontributing.2Continuingtolearn.3Friendsandcommunity-beingvaluedandbelonging.4Theimportanceoffamilyandrelationships.5Valuingdiversity.6Approachablelocalservices.7Havingchoicestakingrisks.Theseareplacedinroughlythesameorderofpriorityorimportanceidentifiedbythosewhoparticipatedintheevent.WhilstthiswillclearlydifferforeveryoneallofushaveverydifferentthingsandideasaboutwhatsimportantinandforourlivesitisinterestingtonotethatallparticipantsplacedservicesandissuesofriskrightatthebottomofthelistKeyamongstthesesevenelementsistheimportanceofrelationshipsandnetworks.Butthisisntjustabouthavingalistofpeopleyouseeorspeakwith-itisverymuchaboutthequalityandnatureofthoserelationshipsandcontactsincludinghowtimeisspentwiththoseotherpeople.Thisissueinparticularhasstruckustimeandagaininotherwordsthecentralimportanceofhavingpeopleinyourlifewithwhomyouhavegoodcloserelationshipsandwithwhomyoudocertainthingsthatareimportanttoyou.PersoncentredcarehasbeenaparticularlykeyfocusofdevelopmentsinhealthandsocialcareforolderpeoplesincetheintroductionoftheDepartmentofHealthsNationalServiceFrameworkforOlderPeoplein2001.StandardTwooftheframeworkisPersonCentredCare.Subsequentpublicationsandnationalguidancehavecontinuedtoemphasisetheimportanceofbeingpersoncentredanddevelopingpersoncentredservicesandresponsestoolderpeoplesneeds.ThemostrecentoftheseDH2007isareportfromtheNationalpersoncentredplanningwitholderpeopleLivingWellinLaterLifeARecipeforCare-NotASingleIngredientaclinicalcaseforchange