This briefing paper is intended for use by Clinical Psychology service managers and commissioners of services (both in Health and Social Care). It aims to provide information about the role and function of Clinical Psychologists working with older people, their families and other carers. It takes into account, as far as possible, recent health service initiatives, and offers clear guidance as to the structure of Clinical Psychology services for older people. Clinical Psychologists are one of a number of applied psychologists that managers of psychological services for older people may wish to recruit. Other professionals within the family of psychology include Health Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists and Neuropsychologists.