Closer Working with the Independent Sector

Examples of Practice

West Dunbartonshire CHCP recognised that the RCOP agenda offered both opportunities and risks to providers of care.  In developing a cohort of managers involved in My Home Life we are attempting to support our Managers to embrace the changes which RCOP will bring and also support them to engage with key decision makers in order that they can help direct the future provision of care in order that it better meets the needs of those receiving care.  Whilst promoting the delivery of high quality care.

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Carer Support – Woodburn Day Care Club (WDCC)

Examples of Practice

  • To develop an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services to carers.
  • To help increase their social and networking capacity.
  • To give emotional/practical support to carers.
  • To identify needs and coping strategies of family carers.
  • To value and recognise the major contributions that carers make to the delivery of the community care services.
  • Maintaining a quality of life of their choosing.

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Hospital at Home

Examples of Practice

The challenges included shifting from institutional based care to care at home or a homely setting, the need for quicker assessment and care plan coordination and formulation in a more homely setting taking into account the person’s conditions and home situation instead of needs and support being assessed in a ward setting.

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Information and Advice – Service Directory

Examples of Practice

To produce a directory of all the organisations and service provision in North Ayrshire for Older People, split for Mainland and Arran so that all sectors have access to information and know how they can access the services and how to direct older people/carers to them.

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