How can Communities take ACTION to support Integration

Section: In the CommunityType: News Item Date Published: 4th September 2018

At the ALLIANCE, Action: The 2nd Health and Social Care Integration event, delegates attended workshops in different zones

The zones showcased people and organisations working on innovative, engaging and co-produced projects that aim to improve outcomes for people who access support and services in Scotland.  Find out what was discussed in the Community zone.

Integration of health and social care is one of the biggest changes to how support and services is delivered in Scotland.  Communities and individuals can be supported by a range of initiatives.

Some of these were covered in the sessions at the conference, these include the role of the community links practitioners working with primary care and communities and community empowerment.

The morning session highlighted some of the complicated situations they support people through daily and highlighted how important this face to face contact is for them to support them through their daily lives.

This strengthened the discussion in the afternoon about how important Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act (this link will take you away from our website)

Main points for action:

  • Agencies should have mechanisms to capture cost benefit/analysis to capture positive and negative work carved out with individuals
  • Support communities to play a greater role in planning support and services in their local area.

Other zones at the event included Active, Brexit, Design, Outcomes, Learning, Human Rights, Gaun Yersel and Young People .

Find our more about Action: The 2nd Health and Social Care Integration event.

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