Adult Befriending Service, Orkney (Update)

Examples of Practice

The health and social care partners in Orkney recognise there is significant evidence to show that isolation can both cause and exacerbate poor health outcomes.  Reducing isolation is understood to prevent or at least delay such outcomes from arising and therefore prevent or at least delay the increased use of other more expensive services.  The Befriending Service therefore forms an integral part of Orkney’s overall approach to the improved health and well-being of older people.

The full Adult Befriending Service 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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JIT Housing Presentations

Resource

The Joint Improvement Team have been on the road, working with housing providers to raise awareness around integratation and other health and social care issues.  You can find the presentations here

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