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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Community Resilience and Timebanking Update, Argyll & Bute

Examples of Practice

Older people are particularly vulnerable to social isolation or loneliness which impact upon individuals’ quality of life and wellbeing, adversely affecting health and increasing their use of health and social care services.  To use community based support services, such as timebanking, as a platform to build social and peer support networks and to harness the contributions of volunteers and communities.  In particular, to focus on those who are over 75, and those who suffer isolation and loneliness providing support measures, and to establish preventative measures for those aged 65 plus.

The full Community Resilience and Timebanking in Argyll and Bute 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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Delivering Choice Programme

Examples of Practice

To identify palliative and end of life care needs in Argyll and Bute –

  1. To understand the gaps in the delivery of palliative and end of life care
  2. To develop and support cross partnership working in the area of palliative and end of life care.
  3. To develop new services and initiatives to improve palliative and end of life care

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‘Training built around us’

Examples of Practice

The need for training that was merged and developed, if you will, to find the right balance between the needs of our clients and the needs of our volunteers. Existing training for befrienders was felt too ‘cold’ and failed to take into account the range of needs and aspirations of older people themselves – and the relationships which develop from such initiatives.

Older people and volunteers were unimpressed with existing training, and had viewed several packages; this was a truly co-productive approach.

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