The Self Management Award winners of 2016 are now official, find out about the amazing work recognised on the night.
A range of people and projects from across the country have been crowned champions in Holyrood for their role in supporting others to feel in control of their health and wellbeing.
Held in the Scottish Parliament last night (4 October) by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), the annual hosting of the Self Management Awards brought together over 170 invited guests and MSPs to celebrate the ‘Powerful Partnerships’ which make a difference to the lives of people living with long term conditions, disabled people and unpaid carers.
With new figures published as part of the Scottish Health Survey revealing that 50 per cent of Scots adults live with one or more long term conditions, health and social care services are increasingly being required to think about how they can work differently and in greater partnership with people accessing support and services. The awards shone a spotlight on examples of initiatives which are leading the way in self management, an approach which encourages people living with long term conditions to access information and to develop skills that enable them to live their lives on their terms.
The event also saw the ALLIANCE announce the 15 new projects which are to be funded through the Transforming Self Management in Scotland Fund, to which the Scottish Government commits £2million annually.
Speaking about the Fund, the Minister for Public Health and Sport, Aileen Campbell MSP said:
‘This new phase of projects supported through the Transforming Self Management in Scotland Fund will be working to address some of the major challenges we face across health and social care, head on. It’s vitally important that we continue to recognise how lives can be transformed when people are supported to live well, on their own terms, with whatever long-term conditions they have.’
Winners on the night were:
Self Management Supporting Health and Social Care Partnership of the Year
West Dunbartonshire Chronic Pain Primary Care Service Development Project
Self Management Project of the Year
Aberdeen Foyer’s Impact Project
Self Management Supporting Community of the Year
Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA)
Best Self Management Resource
NHS Centre for Integrative Care
Shazia Akhtar Individual Transformational Story of the Year
Innovative Partnership Idea of the Year
Roar – Connections for Life, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Renfrewshire Care and Repair, Renfrewshire HSCP and Glasgow Caledonian University.
Congratulations to all of our winners and shortlisted nominees.
Photos will be shared shortly along with various blog posts from delegates on the night sharing their reflections shortly.
If you would like to find out more about any of the winners, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org