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

Read more

Improving the Quality of Care Home Services – Best Practice in Dementia Care

Examples of Practice

Aberdeenshire is anticipating the highest rate of increase of the over 85 population in Scotland, with a consequent increase in numbers of people with dementia.  In line with one of our 3 reshaping care themes, we identified a need to upskill staff and improve their confidence in providing care for people with dementia and their carers which is outcome focused and of high quality.

Read more

REACH (Rehabilitation and Enablement in Aberdeenshire Care at Home) – Early Implementers

Examples of Practice

To test and develop a model for a rehabilitation and enablement that would prevent avoidable hospital admission, facilitate early hospital discharge to home, and enable people to develop confidence, re-learn daily living skills following illness that are consistent with their personal goals and sustain independent living, working towards supported self management.

Read more

Direct Support for Older Carers and Carers of Older People

Examples of Practice

We are addressing the specific needs of older carers and carers of older people.  The aim is to identify and support older carers by addressing the emotional and practical impacts of their caring role and providing information sessions and guidance/training more specific to the needs of older carers.

Read more