The principles behind Reshaping Care emphasise the need for effective partnership working across all sectors involved in supporting older people. The independent sector is a major provider of health and social care services across Scotland. The appointment of a Development Officer was intended to achieve the following aims:
Ensure the sector were fully informed, engaged with, and represented in relation to the Reshaping Care agenda.
Identify and encourage relevant workforce development opportunities for the sector which will support the principles of continuous change and improvement.
Promote key Reshaping Care themes amongst the sector and their role in contributing towards these e.g. falls prevention, infection control, end of life care, dementia, medications, anticipatory and preventative care
To research the Social Return on Investment (SROI) of Stage 3 Housing Adaptations and Very Sheltered Housing. SROI is a stakeholder-informed cost-benefit analysis that uses a broader understanding of value for money. It assigns values to social and environmental outcomes as well as to economic outcomes.
Stage 3 adaptations are modifications to a property to reduce a disabling effect on the tenant, and suit the changing needs of the tenant. Very Sheltered Housing (also termed “Extra Care Housing”) provides enhanced staff cover and additional welfare checks compared to other forms of non-Care Home housing for older and disabled people.