Optimising Older People’s Quality of Life NHS Health Scotland has developed an Outcomes Framework for Older People, working with the Scottish Government’s Reshaping Care policy team, Analytical Services, the Joint Improvement Team and local partnerships. The work is closely linked to the ‘Stitch in Time’ project led by Evaluation Support Scotland on the third sector […]
Lanarkshire’s RCOP website charts activities and improvements in Lanarkshire’s Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) programme. The site also provides an easy-to-follow guide on the background of the Lanarkshire RCOP programme with details on the supports and services available, forthcoming events and award winning projects.
Currently OT services in Perth and Kinross have been provided separately by the NHS and Local Authority. The NHS provides a service to adults, primarily in hospital and clinical settings which focuses on the rehabilitation of patients. It employs around 27 full-time equivalent staff. Perth and Kinross Council’s Community OT service employs around 21 full-time equivalent staff within four locality based teams. It provides a community based service to adults and children which generally focuses on adapting the environment for clients.
The preferred model for integration in P and K is the creation of four locality based teams (linked to the emerging P and K Social Work structure), with and acute hospital based service remaining at Perth Royal Infirmary. All community based OTs would provide a generic service and have access to hospital based specialisms as required.
‘Keeping Active in Later Life’ aims to facilitate, both directly and indirectly, the provision of practical and emotional support to address social isolation and assist older people to maximise their independence and remain at home. It does this by stimulating and supporting a network of self-help peer support groups and matching ‘community buddies’ with those less able to participate and get involved as part of their everyday life