Health and Social Care Integration

  • Health & Social Care – The Occupational Therapy Contribution

    28th November 2017 by

    On the 1st November I joined around 90 Occupational Therapists and Managers in Dunblane to hear about the contribution they are making to the National Health and Wellbeing outcomes in relation to Health and Social Care Integration. Participants shared their experiences and progress within their own Partnerships and heard about approaches and models being used…

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  • 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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  • Integration Team visit the Social Bite Housing Project

    23rd August 2017 by

    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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  • Workforce Stuff Matters

    21st July 2015 by

    If you attended the recent 2015 NHSScotland Event in Glasgow you’ll have picked up on one of the themes – change happens. The aim of our Parallel Session at the NHSScotland Event, “Workforce Stuff Matters”, was to help delegates to identify the workforce issues that really matter to people who use and deliver health and…

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  • Leaders unite to drive Mega Reform of Health and Social Care

    21st April 2015 by

    Health and Social Care Integration took another step forward as all 32 local Health Board and Local Authority partnerships finalised their plans to bring together the two services. Ahead of the April 1, 2015 milestone for submitting Integration Schemes, 180 health and social care leaders met in Edinburgh on 30 March at the Leading Integration for…

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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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  • The moment the Public Bodies Bill was passed..

    28th February 2014 by

    On Tuesday the 25 February the Public Bodies Bill was passed in parliament. A huge thank-you to everyone who has worked so hard and contributed to helping make this happen. There is a lot of work still to do regarding implementation but we are one step closer now to integrating health and social care. We…

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