Community Resilience and Timebanking Update, Argyll & Bute

Examples of Practice

Older people are particularly vulnerable to social isolation or loneliness which impact upon individuals’ quality of life and wellbeing, adversely affecting health and increasing their use of health and social care services.  To use community based support services, such as timebanking, as a platform to build social and peer support networks and to harness the contributions of volunteers and communities.  In particular, to focus on those who are over 75, and those who suffer isolation and loneliness providing support measures, and to establish preventative measures for those aged 65 plus.

The full Community Resilience and Timebanking in Argyll and Bute Example of Practice (Update) is available here It is an update of the original Example of Practice published in 2013, which can be accessed here

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A Stitch in Time? – new resources added

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Exciting new materials are now available from A Stitch in Time? demonstrating the contribution of the third sector towards reshaping care for older people and lessons to learn for work across wider adult services.

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A Stitch in Time? Indicator Bank

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The indicators in this paper have been identified by practitioners involved in Stitch in Time working groups. We take each outcome from the third sector logic model and we give example indicators – things that older people and carers might say or do, or that practitioners might observe, which would indicate the outcome is happening. We offer […]

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A Stitch in Time? – Evidence and Case Studies

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Third Sector Evidence and Organisational Case Studies A Stitch in Time? has completed a number of evidence reviews and organisational case studies as well as commissioning pieces of research. These support commissioners and third sector organisations to better understand what works and to better improve the outcomes which matter to people in our local communities. […]

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A Stitch in Time? – Focus On…

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The Stitch in Time Model identifies six key outcomes to which the third sector contributes. This range of Focus On documents takes a deeper look at the work which helps make a difference to older people in our communities through helping them to: Stay socially connected with family and friends Stay positive and in control throughout transition periods in […]

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