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…

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  • All Aboard the Food Train

    17th September 2015 by

    Working as a Policy Manager in the Adult Social Care Policy team I hear of so many stories about what is going on locally which is making such a difference to people’s lives. One of the many organisations doing so is the Food Train and when I was given the opportunity to see first-hand how the…

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  • SDS and Integration: How DPO’s can affect change

    3rd September 2015 by

    Why are User-led Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) so important to the development of SDS and health and social care integration? Health and Social Care Integration; it feels like big stuff. Talk of joint working teams, single management structures, agreed decision making protocols… it can sometimes feel quite daunting. So what’s it really all about and…

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  • Communications Focus: The Scottish Borders

    1st September 2015 by

    Engagement Success with Simple Activity People want to be heard and respected. This is often characterised as a basic psychological need which must be met in order for people to be content. In communication, and maybe particularly in corporate communication, it is a challenge to create an environment where everyone is heard. Corporate communication has…

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  • Strengthening the Links Event

    28th August 2015 by

    ‘Strengthening the Links’ is a series of collaborative events that form a key part of the continuous learning and networking process about workforce issues arising as a result of the integration of health and social care. The fourth event in the series, run by the  Scottish Government Health Workforce Directorate,  will be held on 29 October…

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  • National Conversation – Creating a Healthier Scotland: What Matters to You?

    28th August 2015 by

    From August 2015 to April 2016 the Scottish Government is holding a national conversation on health and social care services in Scotland. The conversation is seeking views on what a healthier Scotland should look like in the next 10-15 years from now and how people in Scotland can be supported to be as healthy as…

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  • Chief Officers Spotlight: Ron Culley, Western Isles

    28th August 2015 by

    To my mind, the integration of health and social care is centrally focused on answering two important questions. First, how do we use optimally the resources delegated to the Integration Joint Board? Second, what does the delivery of good and effective integrated care and support look like? The former is at the heart of the…

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  • People Connect

    27th August 2015 by

    As we move towards the integration of health and social care, how we communicate across sectors is vitally important. Connecting, sharing best practice, and learning from each other’s experiences will help us to understand the needs of those who use health and social care services. People Connect, an online social directory is now available to…

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  • National Care Home Open Day

    24th June 2014 by

    On the 20th June 2014 thousands of care homes across the UK opened their doors to the public for National Care Home Open Day. National Care Home Open Day is a day when care homes in the UK can take centre stage, by welcoming the public and arranging lots of events and activities that will…

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  • Consultation on Draft Regulations relating to the Care Act 2014

    12th June 2014 by

    The Care Act 2014 (“the Act”) was introduced in the House of Lords on 9 May 2013 and received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014. The Act creates a legislative basis for local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to make cross-border placements for those who require care in residential accommodation in Scotland. Equivalent…

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