The Importance of Housing in Delivering Better Health Outcomes

Event

The Importance of Housing in Delivering Better Health Outcomes A free event for those involved in Health and Social Care Integration Guest Speaker – Alex Neil Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities & Pensioners’ Rights Wednesday 4 November 2015 Roxburgh Hotel, Edinburgh     10.00am – 3.00pm   At this FREE to attend event the objectives are […]

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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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Edinburgh – Live Well in Later Life interactive map

Resource

An interactive map which shows older people’s services and activities in Edinburgh has been launched. The project is a collaboration between EVOC and City of Edinburgh Council.  It is part of the European URBACT Healthy Ageing Project which looks at innovative approaches to healthy ageing. It uses Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to create ‘heat maps’ […]

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Sustaining wellbeing to sustain tenancies – a very human approach, Muirhouse Housing Association

Examples of Practice

This is an Example of Practice illustrating how initiatives and extra services run by Housing Associations directly or indirectly have a significant positive impact on the quality of life, health and well-being of those people being supported.

This example describes the practical assistance provided to tenants by Muirhouse through its Enhanced Management Service. This service aims to help people maintain their tenancy, enable people to improve the quality of their life and create the conditions in which people may be more able to address aspects of their health and well-being.

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Edinburgh Joint Carers’ Strategy

Examples of Practice

The City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian worked collaboratively with carer organisations and carers themselves to redefine their strategic approach to commissioning support services for carers. The development of its three years Joint Carers Strategy for 2014-2017 involved using logic modelling to create a focus for consultation with carers on priorities and support required.

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