Community Links Project Update, Midlothian

Examples of Practice

The Community Links Project’s aim is to provide support for isolated older people, aged over 65 years, living in the Midlothian area to enable them to stay connected to their local community and maintain and build on existing social networks and opportunities.

The full Community Links Project, Midlothian 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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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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Aberdeenshire Signposting Project (Update)

Examples of Practice

The Aberdeenshire Signposting Project works by linking people to local organisations, services, clubs and societies in their community that address issues in a person’s life.  ASP has a specific focus on improving quality of life and promoting positive mental health, with a spin-off aim being to prevent the poor health and wellbeing that can otherwise result.  ASP was seeing clients time and time again whose problem was essentially one of loneliness and isolation but who wanted simple companionship rather than anything more complex.

The full Aberdeenshire Signposting Project 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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Report on Men’s Sheds in Scotland

Resource

We know from our direct work with Partnerships across Scotland that there are many local examples of work undertaken which seeks to build the capacity of local communities to become equal partners in producing their own health and social outcomes. Our ‘Reshaping Care for Older People Change Fund – Progress Report’ (November 2013) is evidence […]

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