Community Links Project Update, Midlothian

Examples of Practice

The Community Links Project’s aim is to provide support for isolated older people, aged over 65 years, living in the Midlothian area to enable them to stay connected to their local community and maintain and build on existing social networks and opportunities.

The full Community Links Project, Midlothian 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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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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Immediate Discharge Service – Reablement, Perth & Kinross (Update)

Examples of Practice

The number of people aged over 65 living in Perth and Kinross is expected to increase by 74% by 2031.  The Reablement Service launched in Perth City on Monday 4 October, 2010.  The service is aimed to help people regain skills that will allow them to live as independently as possible in their own homes.  The Reablement service is also key in ensuring the Council can meet the challenges that lie ahead for service provision.

The full Immediate Discharge Service – Reablement, Perth & Kinrooss 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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The Zone Initiative Home Buddy Scheme – East Ayrshire- Update

Examples of Practice

The Zone Initiative Home Buddy Scheme was launched in 2010 and provides a domestic and household service for older, disabled and vulnerable people in the Doon Valley area.  The Home Buddy Scheme is an intergenerational project providing a personal and professional service which is individually tailored to assist people to live in their homes and communities for longer without feeling lonely, isolated or afraid.

The service is funded by the Henry Smith Trust and the Reshaping Care for Older People- Change Fund and has 156 older clients.

The full The Zone Initiative Home Buddies, East Ayrshire, 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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Community Engagement, Resilience and Health Service Development in Annandale and Eskdale (CERAE)- Update

Examples of Practice

CERAE represents an extension of the role of the Safe and Healthy Action Partnership (SHAP) in Annadale and Eskdale.  SHAP is a partnership of various organisations from all sectors (public, private and third) which seeks to improve the health and well-being of people in the locality. 

The full Community Engagement, Resilience and Health Service Development in Annandale and Eskdale (CERAE) 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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