Examples of Practice

Examples of Practice

River Clyde Homes Extra Care Team – Sustaining wellbeing, sustaining relationships, sustaining tenancies

What was the issue you were addressing or working on? 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 range of supportive activities and […]

Read More
Examples of Practice

Community Links Project Update, Midlothian

What was the issue you were addressing or working on? The Community Links Project’s aim is to provide support for isolated older people, aged over 65 years, living in the Midlothian area to enable them to stay connected to their local community and maintain and build on existing social networks and opportunities. The full Community […]

Read More
Examples of Practice

Community Resilience and Timebanking Update, Argyll & Bute

What was the issue you were addressing or working on? 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 […]

Read More
Examples of Practice

Immediate Discharge Service – Reablement, Perth & Kinross (Update)

What was the issue you were addressing or working on? The number of people aged over 65 living in Perth and Kinross is expected to increase by 74% by 2031.  The Reablement Service launched in Perth City on Monday 4 October, 2010.  The service is aimed to help people regain skills that will allow them […]

Read More
Examples of Practice

The Zone Initiative Home Buddy Scheme – East Ayrshire- Update

What was the issue you were addressing or working on? 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 […]

Read More
Examples of Practice

Community Engagement, Resilience and Health Service Development in Annandale and Eskdale (CERAE)- Update

What was the issue you were addressing or working on? CERAE represents an extension of the role of the Safe and Healthy Action Partnership (SHAP) in Annadale and Eskdale.  SHAP is a partnership of various organisations from all sectors (public, private and third) which seeks to improve the health and well-being of people in the […]

Read More
Examples of Practice

Transform Community Development – Seagate Project: Supported Accommodation – A key to the future

What was the issue you were addressing or working on? This is one in a series of Examples of Practice illustrating how initiatives and ways of working in housing, housing support and homelessness services have significant positive impact on the health and wellbeing of those people being supported and contribute towards the nine national health […]

Read More
Examples of Practice

Information and Advice – Community Connectors

What was the issue you were addressing or working on? Within North Ayrshire a broad range of service provision exists and is delivered through the 4 partner agencies (NAC, NHS A&A, third sector and independent sector). It was recognised that the scope, extent and how to access the services was not generally known by prospective […]

Read More
Examples of Practice

Introducing Anticipatory Care Planning to a Movement Disorder Clinic in a Day Hospital

What was the issue you were addressing or working on? Formal Anticipatory Care Planning and recording were not carried out within the Day Hospital (Medicine for the Elderly). Ensuring that anticipatory care and forward planning are introduced at the most appropriate time in an older person’s life is crucial to planning future care. The team […]

Read More
Examples of Practice

Anticipatory Care Plans

What was the issue you were addressing or working on? This project focused on the implementation of Anticipatory Care Planning within all care homes in Lanarkshire and with the Community Nursing Services. This involved updating the ACP documentation, identifying ACP champions within care homes and community nursing and an intensive programme of education to ensure […]

Read More