This an Examples of Practice illustrating how initiatives and ways of working in housing, housing support and homelessness services have significant positive impact on the health and wellbeing of those people being supported and contribute towards the nine national health and wellbeing outcomes for Integration.
This practice example is based on Larry who is currently living at the Seagate Project, which offers tenancies and secure occupancies to individuals who have suffered from severe and enduring mental health issues. Larry’s life had been a succession of admissions to mental health establishments all over the country. As these admissions became longer and more regular it was agreed that he would benefit from living in supported accommodation within the community.
European Innovation Partnership on Active Healthy Ageing A Compilation of Good Practices – Integrated Care for Chronic Diseases (2nd edition) This compilation is the product of the collaborative work of the members of the B3 Integrated Care Action Group. In this collective effort, the experts of the Action Group have been pooling their knowledge and […]
The aim of establishing ICASS in Fife was to transform community services by bringing together uni-disciplinary teams to utilise fully resources available in line with demand, and to coordinate care through a single point of access (SPOA). It contributes to our commitment to ensure the closer integration of the range of community services under one system.
It aims to improve quality of care and outcomes for older people whilst allowing them to remain independent within their own homes or communities, provides alternatives to hospital admission, reduces the number requiring long term institutional care, reduces length of stay for those who require a hospital admission. It aims to address the following:
Moving from an inpatient model of care to a robust community based model of care involving older people and their carers and families in care planning
Bringing together teams to make more efficient use of resources to meet the needs/demands of the increasingly elderly population
To provide a single point of access
To provide alternatives to hospital admission
To reduce length of stay if an admission is necessary
To provide assessment and care in the person’s own home or a homely setting
To achieve and sustain maximum potential and independence; and
To reduce numbers going into long term institutional care.