Edinburgh – Live Well in Later Life interactive map

Resource

An interactive map which shows older people’s services and activities in Edinburgh has been launched. The project is a collaboration between EVOC and City of Edinburgh Council.  It is part of the European URBACT Healthy Ageing Project which looks at innovative approaches to healthy ageing. It uses Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to create ‘heat maps’ […]

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Award winning person-centred programme: Fit for Life

News

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 […]

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Immediate Discharge Service – Reablement, Perth & Kinross (Update)

Examples of Practice

The number of people aged over 65 living in Perth and Kinross is expected to increase by 74% by 2031.  The Reablement Service launched in Perth City on Monday 4 October, 2010.  The service is aimed to help people regain skills that will allow them to live as independently as possible in their own homes.  The Reablement service is also key in ensuring the Council can meet the challenges that lie ahead for service provision.

The full Immediate Discharge Service – Reablement, Perth & Kinrooss 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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Transform Community Development – Seagate Project: Supported Accommodation – A key to the future

Examples of Practice

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.

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