Locality Partnership Development Programme

Examples of Practice

The Locality Partnership Development Programme was set up to ensure that Communities and their voice was at the centre of all Re-Shaping Care Developments and that Communities were given their rightful place as the lead of the Community Capacity Building.

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Change Fund Investment in Locality Link Officer and Locality Support Worker role

Examples of Practice

The issue which had been evidenced through analysis of referrals was that in the Wishaw / Shotts area there were significant numbers of older people who were experiencing some degree of isolation and were seeking support to connect to social activity in their communities. It was recognised that the experience of loneliness and isolation, if not addressed,  carried risk of precipitating detriment to  medium to longer term  health and wellbeing. The issue encompassed the need to work with older people to ascertain directly what would for them constitute meaningful social activity.

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Care at Home Pharmacy Team

Examples of Practice

The increased number of older people living at home with one or more long term condition means there is increased risk of errors with medication. This has been identified as a risk for emergency admission to hospital. These older people are not a group who would routinely receive a review.   Post Hospital Discharge a ‘transition’ time for many older people was originally targeted with the service now being available for all Care at Home clients.

Additional support to vulnerable older people to manage their medications can avoid emergency admission to hospital.

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Reablement

Examples of Practice

Older people becoming dependent on Care at Home services and losing their independence after a change in circumstances, e.g. hospital admission or period of illness.

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Self Management

Examples of Practice

We were seeking to develop a new approach to self management awareness for over 60s which complemented and maximised the use of other change fund and RCOP initiatives being developed in the area.

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