Examples of Practice

Development of ‘Coping with dementia’ and ‘Living well with dementia’ DVDs

Examples of Practice

To provide high quality information in the form of DVDs for people with dementia and their carers.

One important aspect to the support of people with dementia and their carers is the availability of high quality information. Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy (2010) and the ‘Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland’ (2011) highlight the importance of information in improving understanding of the benefits of early diagnosis and support through all stages of the dementia journey.

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Borders Care & Repair One Stop Shop

Examples of Practice

To provide a client focused One Stop Shop for a range of services to social and private housing tenants.  To be a centre point for design, specification and provision of adaptations and one point of contact for clients, carers and landlords.  The provision of a client focused service which endeavours to ensure that the client’s needs are met and adaptation failure is minimised.  A central client focused service encourages innovation to provide best value for money whilst maintaining quality.  Similarly, clients are offered good advice and guidance on repairs, improvements and adaptations to their homes all of which guards against potential exploitation.

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Using Sheltered Housing as a Local Hub – Integrated Care and Housing Support Services, Aberdeen City.

Examples of Practice

An integrated housing and social care plan across local authority, health, third and independent sector providers was implemented to promote service improvement and cost efficiencies whilst improving outcomes for individuals and their carers.   Specifically:

 

  • To provide services designed to promote independence and wellbeing through flexible and integrated onsite personal care and housing support teams within sheltered and very sheltered housing.
  • To address recruitment difficulties
  • To reduce in-house service costs, maximise capacity, reduce duplication and reduce travel time.
  • To reduce the number of admissions to hospital and facilitate a speedy return home following an illness/crisis.

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Hub Development

Examples of Practice

Using an asset based approach to bring groups of volunteers and older people together and maximise the use of their building

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