Securing A Workforce For the Future

Examples of Practice

The creation of the Community Health & Care Partnership brought together NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s (NHSGGC) and West Dunbartonshire Council’s (WDC) responsibilities for community based health and social care services within a single, integrated structure. The joint structure has responsibility for delivering planning, allocation and management of resources in clear manifestation of community planning in practice. This brought significant workforce challenges.

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Establishing a Shadow Health and Social Care Partnership

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West Dunbartonshire’s preparation and planning for the transitioning of the current Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) arrangements to a shadow Health and Social Care Partnership from the 1st April 2014 includes agreement to make adjustments to the CHCP Scheme of Establishment, the development of shadow Integrated Joint Board arrangements and preparation of an integration plan in response to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill.

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Delivering NHS and Social Care Mental Health Integration in Practice

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Anticipated increase in demand related to predicted rise in dementia for people aged over 75.  The CHCP already had well-established services for adults with dementia across health, social care, independent and third sectors.  However within the framework of local and national demands, we needed to explore more dynamic models of delivery.  Partners agreed that there was a need to increase access to the full range of services in a planned and consistent way.

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Alternative Housing Models and Intermediate Care

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Issues the projects addressed were:

  • Supporting people to live more independently in the community for longer, thereby reducing care home admissions
  • Making better use of care services to move away from the rigid model of home carers visiting
  • Working with Registered Social Landlords to bring together the Housing Support function with personal care
  • Filling the gap of reduced social and community based activities as a result of the move from institutional models of care

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