The Fit for Life programme was designed to help bridge the gap between NHS mental health services and main-stream community exercise groups with the aim of: increasing physical activity levels, reducing risk of falls and maintaining/improving mental health and well-being for older people with mental health conditions. The programme has evolved in the last four […]
This report describes the progress made over the first four years of the ten year RCOP programme. It builds on the Reflecting on Progress report published by the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) in November 2013. Both reports describe how partnerships have used their Change Fund to make a difference to the lives of older people […]
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
Exciting new materials are now available from A Stitch in Time? demonstrating the contribution of the third sector towards reshaping care for older people and lessons to learn for work across wider adult services.
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.