Independent Sector Workforce Development

Examples of Practice

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.

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Intermediate Care – Fife

Examples of Practice

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.

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Hospital In Reach

Examples of Practice

  • Identifying Midlothian residents that have been admitted to one of the Edinburgh hospitals.
  • Outcomes focussed assessment to determine if they can facilitate an earlier discharge either to Highbank Intermediate Care facility or home with a package of care and/or rehab.
  • Assessment to facilitate earlier discharge to care homes where appropriate.

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Embedding Personal Outcomes in Practice

Examples of Practice

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.

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