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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The Zone Initiative Home Buddy Scheme – East Ayrshire- Update

Examples of Practice

The Zone Initiative Home Buddy Scheme was launched in 2010 and provides a domestic and household service for older, disabled and vulnerable people in the Doon Valley area.  The Home Buddy Scheme is an intergenerational project providing a personal and professional service which is individually tailored to assist people to live in their homes and communities for longer without feeling lonely, isolated or afraid.

The service is funded by the Henry Smith Trust and the Reshaping Care for Older People- Change Fund and has 156 older clients.

The full The Zone Initiative Home Buddies, East Ayrshire, 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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Step Up Step Down Beds

Examples of Practice

An agreement was drawn up with three Care Homes within the Kilmarnock area for one room in each home for the purpose of rehabilitation.  The steps up step down beds (as now named) have been purchased by local authority and change fund money.  They will offer an alternative to hospital admission or an early supported discharge when the patient/service users can not be supported at home but are not unwell enough to stay in hospital.  The care homes have embraced this service working closely with all concerned to ensure that the agreed outcomes are met.

Initially getting appropriate referrals was difficult as after assessment, we found we were able support the majority of service users/patients within their own home. At present we are working with the local GPS and Geriatricians to build up trust and confidence in this service so they will refer more complex cases that require the twenty four hour support from the team within the care home.

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Telecare

Examples of Practice

Discussion with interested persons from several Care Homes in East Ayrshire to establish Trials in Respective Care Homes.

Link made with link person in East Ayrshire who advised on established suppliers of appropriate equipment to residential homes in the area

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