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
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 availablehere. It is an update of the original Example of Practice published in 2013, which can be accessed here
The health and social care partners in Orkney recognise there is significant evidence to show that isolation can both cause and exacerbate poor health outcomes. Reducing isolation is understood to prevent or at least delay such outcomes from arising and therefore prevent or at least delay the increased use of other more expensive services. The Befriending Service therefore forms an integral part of Orkney’s overall approach to the improved health and well-being of older people.
The full Adult Befriending Service 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
The Aberdeenshire Signposting Project works by linking people to local organisations, services, clubs and societies in their community that address issues in a person’s life. ASP has a specific focus on improving quality of life and promoting positive mental health, with a spin-off aim being to prevent the poor health and wellbeing that can otherwise result. ASP was seeing clients time and time again whose problem was essentially one of loneliness and isolation but who wanted simple companionship rather than anything more complex.
The full Aberdeenshire Signposting Project 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
Working with Scotland’s Communities is a research study to find out more about the diverse range of paid staff and volunteers in Community Learning and Development roles across Scotland. This online survey is phase one of the study and is aimed at the organisations and services that employ these staff and volunteers.