Maintaining consistent quality of provision across the independent sector is a challenge, and reduced quality and Care Inspectorate ratings has resulted in reduced places available and contributed to delays in discharge from hospital. This project will support the sector to achieve greater consistency in service quality through developing a Workforce Development Framework with agreed core development standards which align with national standards. Freeing up staff for training is also an issue.
The aim of establishing ICASS in Fife was to transform community services by bringing together uni-disciplinary teams to utilise fully resources available in line with demand, and to coordinate care through a single point of access (SPOA). It contributes to our commitment to ensure the closer integration of the range of community services under one system.
It aims to improve quality of care and outcomes for older people whilst allowing them to remain independent within their own homes or communities, provides alternatives to hospital admission, reduces the number requiring long term institutional care, reduces length of stay for those who require a hospital admission. It aims to address the following:
Moving from an inpatient model of care to a robust community based model of care involving older people and their carers and families in care planning
Bringing together teams to make more efficient use of resources to meet the needs/demands of the increasingly elderly population
To provide a single point of access
To provide alternatives to hospital admission
To reduce length of stay if an admission is necessary
To provide assessment and care in the person’s own home or a homely setting
To achieve and sustain maximum potential and independence; and
To reduce numbers going into long term institutional care.
Embedding Personal Outcomes workshops using the sound slides from Sliding Doors that were developed by SSSC and NES. The sessions used real life actors from Strange Theatre using the scripts that were written by Forum Interactive for SSSC and NES. The main objective of the workshops has been to give staff time and space to consider the effect of their actions at ‘turning points’ in peoples’ lives and to consider how they may step back and avoid ‘fixing’ and really listen to the outcomes that individuals want to achieve.