The Health Community Collaborative team have undertaken extensive community engagement activities across Perth and Kinross but have experienced difficulties in engaging with men, especially retired older men in our communities that have time and minimal interests to keep them busy and active. The development of Men’s Sheds can be seen as an Early Intervention Strategy.
The initiative was supported by the Partnership which wished to reduce levels of delayed discharge from hospital by eliminating or minimising waiting times for telecare installation to support older people living at home with a care package.
Earlier Carer identification and intervention. To support:
Older Carers have improved health and wellbeing, they are better supported and less isolated. Carers have better information to allow them to make informed choices about their caring role. Carers are more able to sustain their caring role.
Traditionally exercise drop off rates for exercise referral schemes across the UK are very high and reported at 75-80% across the industry post or during the 12 week brief intervention. The aim of Active Living Express is to achieve at least 50% follow on rate which will be achieved through the elements highlighted below.