Health and Social Care Integration

  • New housing development supporting people with complex needs in Midlothian

    31st August 2017 by

    Last Friday myself and a colleague from Autism policy visited Teviot Court, a new purpose built specialist services  for people with Autism, learning disabilities and complex support needs in Penicuik, Midlothian. The service has been built by Midlothian Council on the site of an old community centre.  It will provide specialist 24 hour support, based on individual assessed needs, and includes...

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  • Integration Team visit the Social Bite Housing Project

    23rd August 2017 by

    Social bite house

    Nestled in a shady corner of St Andrew’s Square sits a curious little red house, inviting inquisitive visitors.  So a group of us set out on a sunny afternoon to investigate. The house arrived mysteriously in the early hours of last Saturday morning with the help of two 8 tonne forklifts and a group of enthusiastic...

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  • Cabinet Secretary launches Care about Angus

    10th March 2016 by

    “When I first started it took me about a week before I worked out who was a staff member and who was a volunteer – everyone contributed so much” explained Barry as the car pulled out from Dundee station. As we sped past a huge Desperate Dan mural on the way out of town towards...

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  • West Dunbartonshire Link Up Community Services and Support

    15th December 2015 by

    West Dunbartonshire Link Up supports older people to live well in the community.  Run by the West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Community and Volunteering Service (CVS) , Link Up relies on highly trained volunteers – all aged 55 years and over – to help people in the community to access services...

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  • Health and Social Care Integration Policy Update: December 2015

    8th December 2015 by

    Legislation Twenty-five of the 31 Health and Social Care Partnerships have had their integration schemes formally approved and have been legally established, with five areas fully operational. (East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, West Dunbartonshire and Highland) Scottish Government Officials are continuing to work with partners, providing support to ensure the remaining Integration Schemes are...

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  • Audit Scotland’s Report on Health and Social Care Integration

    7th December 2015 by

    Audit Scotland published their first progress report on Health and Social Care Integration on 3 December 2015, making this a good point at which to take stock and reflect on the progress that’s been made and the challenges which lie ahead. The report contains much that is positive, and it’s particularly welcome that they have found...

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  • Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Change in the Nithsdale Locality

    7th December 2015 by

    What’s your analogy for the way we want to see services working as a result of health and social care integration? Maybe it’s like a central heating system with an integrated thermostat that people can turn up or down depending on their need and control through the their remote Self Directed Support app?  Maybe it’s...

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  • Living Well in Communities

    2nd December 2015 by

    This blog post takes a closer look at Living Well in Communities, a new portfolio of improvement work which aims to help people to live well in their communities. The portfolio Living Well in Communities is a collaboration between Healthcare Improvement Scotland, the Joint Improvement Team and the Quality and Efficiency Support Team, which aims...

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  • National Campaign to Raise Awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation

    2nd December 2015 by

    The Scottish Government will be launching a campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation week commencing 25 January 2016. The national awareness campaign will be aimed primarily at parents/carers and children and young people aged 11-17 years old and will include TV advertising and poster material which will run for a three week period. Partnership...

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  • The Buurtzorg model: Caring for each other with mutuality at the core

    18th November 2015 by

    In this blog post, Ian Mitchell  talks about his recent visit to the Netherlands and his own personal experiences shadowing Buurtzorg Community Nurse, Thomas on his morning house visits in the local community.  Crack of dawn – the town of Wijk bij Duurstede in central Netherlands I set off from the town square by traditional...

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