Examples of Practice

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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Papermill Gardens: Making an Impact, Penumbra 97

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This an Examples of Practice illustrating how initiatives and ways of working in housing, housing support and homelessness services have significant positive impact on the health and wellbeing of those people being supported and contribute towards the nine national health and wellbeing outcomes for Integration.

Penumbra wished to transform its services in Aberdeen from existing shared, supported accommodation to a more flexible, personalised approach which offered greater opportunity for ordinary living with each person having their own flat.  They considered that this model would promote recovery.

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Transform Community Development – Seagate Project: Supported Accommodation – A key to the future

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This an Examples of Practice illustrating how initiatives and ways of working in housing, housing support and homelessness services have significant positive impact on the health and wellbeing of those people being supported and contribute towards the nine national health and wellbeing outcomes for Integration.

This practice example is based on Larry who is currently living at the Seagate Project, which offers tenancies and secure occupancies to individuals who have suffered from severe and enduring mental health issues. Larry’s life had been a succession of admissions to mental health establishments all over the country. As these admissions became longer and more regular it was agreed that he would benefit from living in supported accommodation within the community.

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Reshaping Care for Older People – The Lanarkshire Contribution Story Chapter 4

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Lanarkshire is using a Contribution Analysis (CA) approach (Mayne, 2012) to enable a conversation about the strength of evidence gathered from many disparate initiatives, all claiming to influence the outcomes agreed for Reshaping Care for Older People. The previous three chapters of the Story have evidenced contributions to the outcomes the programme aimed to achieve. The robustness of evidence has allowed focus to move to medium term outcomes. Hence this report is concerned only with the medium-term outcomes. It provides:

  • An overview of the evidence submitted against the six medium-term outcomes
  • A detailed review of contributions to the medium-term outcome of improvements in older people achieving their goals,
  • A detailed review of contributions to the medium-term outcome of releasing resources for reinvestment

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Reshaping Care for Older People – The Lanarkshire Contribution Story Chapter 3

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Stakeholders in North and South Lanarkshire Partnerships agreed a theory of change for Reshaping Care for Older People in April 2012, represented in logic model format.  The outcomes they want to achieve provided a framework for the evaluation.  The problem to be addressed was how to determine the success of a programme comprised of a wide-ranging set of initiatives. Some may be more successful than others, some may encounter unexpected blocks that thwart progress for a time, whilst others may simply turn out to be unworkable in practice. A means of bringing the different initiatives together under a common framework was required.

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