TEC Programme – Overview of Year One Activity

Resource

This short paper provides an overview of investment released in 2015/16, grouped where possible into investment themes, and sets out some of the key areas of national activity, including that progressed under the Improvement Programme. TEC Programme – Overview of Year One Activity (July 2015)  

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Time Bank Pilot Project – Older People

Examples of Practice

  • To enable older people to accrue volunteering hours which could be registered with the Time Bank resulting in a credit balance. This could then help offset any requirements they might have in the future.
  • To provide learning opportunities for young people to acquire practical living skills such as sewing and knitting.
  • To foster understanding between generations

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Co-production – Empowering Communities to Care

Examples of Practice

As the Third Sector Interface organisation in Angus VAA is building new cultures of care at three levels

  • To empower communities to care by mobilising and connecting community volunteering efforts through positive community development approaches.
  • Develop local co-production and social enterprise potential
  • Build the capacity and coherence of the third sector for culture change.

VAA also has a major role in reshaping care within community planning and undertakes research on new arrangements for working with communities with NHS Tayside, as evident in the Civic Health movement developed on behalf of NHS Tayside.

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Medicines Management – Polypharmacy

Examples of Practice

The aim was to support clinicians in making person centred decisions, to assess and balance the risks associated with Polypharmacy in the elderly. This evidenced improvements in terms of reduced numbers of repeat medications, high levels of staff and patient satisfaction and increased efficiency within the prescribing budgets.

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Early diagnosis of dementia

Examples of Practice

Continue to increase the rate of diagnosis, agree a diagnosis pathway for dementia that complies with the Dementia Standards and enhance current provision of post diagnostic support to achieve the Post Diagnostic Heat Target.

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