River Clyde Homes Extra Care Team – Sustaining wellbeing, sustaining relationships, sustaining tenancies

Examples of Practice

This is an Example of Practice illustrating how initiatives and extra services run by Housing Associations directly or indirectly have a significant positive impact on the quality of life, health and well-being of those people being supported.

This example describes the range of supportive activities and resources provided by an Extra Care Team to new and established tenants, most of which are targeted at more vulnerable tenants, and looks at the impact of these. The connection between these activities and health and/ or well-being is not always immediately obvious, but nevertheless exist.

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Sustaining wellbeing to sustain tenancies – a very human approach, Muirhouse Housing Association

Examples of Practice

This is an Example of Practice illustrating how initiatives and extra services run by Housing Associations directly or indirectly have a significant positive impact on the quality of life, health and well-being of those people being supported.

This example describes the practical assistance provided to tenants by Muirhouse through its Enhanced Management Service. This service aims to help people maintain their tenancy, enable people to improve the quality of their life and create the conditions in which people may be more able to address aspects of their health and well-being.

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The Zone Initiative Home Buddy Scheme – East Ayrshire- Update

Examples of Practice

The Zone Initiative Home Buddy Scheme was launched in 2010 and provides a domestic and household service for older, disabled and vulnerable people in the Doon Valley area.  The Home Buddy Scheme is an intergenerational project providing a personal and professional service which is individually tailored to assist people to live in their homes and communities for longer without feeling lonely, isolated or afraid.

The service is funded by the Henry Smith Trust and the Reshaping Care for Older People- Change Fund and has 156 older clients.

The full The Zone Initiative Home Buddies, East Ayrshire, 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

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More Than a Roof – Aspire Housing and Personal Development Services

Examples of Practice

This an Example 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 example focusses on the outcomes being achieved through the pathway created by its Direct Access and Resettlement Service in Glasgow and centres on James who had been evicted from his tenancy and stayed with a friend before moving into Aspire’s Direct Access Service.  He had a problem with budgeting and issues with addiction, consuming on average 10 pints of lager per day. James did not initially perceive his alcohol consumption as being an issue. However, over time he decided that it was something he would like to address.

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