Previous mapping of the falls pathway had demonstrated that there was no clear systematic approach to the identification and onward referral of those presenting to the A&E department at the local hospital with a fall.
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.
In respect of Older People a development plan had been produced by the statutory agencies prior to RCOP. This included a proposed focus to improve socialisation and reduce isolation for Older People living in North Ayrshire.
Due to the increasing demands on the Podiatry service within NHS Ayrshire & Arran, the Podiatry service required to re-shape their service delivery to ensure that those with the greatest need get access to adequate resource and evidence based podiatry care.
Within North Ayrshire a broad range of service provision exists and is delivered through the 4 partner agencies (NAC, NHS A&A, third sector and independent sector). It was recognised that the scope, extent and how to access the services was not generally known by prospective service users, nor among the partners themselves. It was recognised that there was a need for Community Connectors to map, promote and share knowledge of services available to older people and their carers and amongst professional teams.