ROYAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE, SUPPORTING HOSPITAL DISCHARGE Our Home from Hospital Service places a caring volunteer at the centre of an older person’s recovery plan dramatically improving their experience at discharge, their confidence and their wellbeing and helping them regain independence and resilience.
Reablement supports a service focus on independence and harnesses the joint input of health and social services.
The Reablement Service launched in Perth City in October, 2010, is designed to help people regain skills that will allow them to live as independently as possible in their own homes. The Reablement service is also key in ensuring the Council can meet the challenges that lie ahead for service provision.
The number of people aged over 65 living in Perth and Kinross is expected to increase by 74% by 2031. The Scottish Government has set national objectives that all Scottish councils must meet, with the focus on helping older people remain in their own homes as independently as possible.
Town Break understands the importance of maintaining social relationships, creating new peer support networks and receiving information and advice at an early stage after the diagnosis of dementia. The negative effects of social isolation can be profound for both the person with dementia and their carer, as both may withdraw from previous activities and social connections.
The British Red Cross Neighbourhood Links and Buddies service provides support to people with low level social needs by assisting them to re-engage with their community and provides them with information to enable them to better manage their day to day activities.
The project supports both people in existing community settings as well as those requiring safe early discharge from hospital through helping clients to re-settle in their homes following an episode in hospital or intermediate care.