£650,000 investment in 26 Scottish projects to transform support and integrated care for people living with long term conditions in Scotland
Last night (Wednesday 3 October) at the 2018 Self Management Awards, the Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport announced 26 newly funded organisations from the Self Management Fund. These projects will share a slice of £650,000 funding to transform support for people living with long term conditions in Scotland. The projects include Families in Trauma who will develop an online support workshop for families going through trauma; and Greenock Morton Community Trust who will develop bespoke Football Fans in Training Programme for people living with learning disabilities.
This investment from the Self Management Fund, administered by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland is made possible by the continued support and investment from the Scottish Government of £2million annually, as well as an additional investment of £150,000 from the William Grant Foundation.
The Fund provides a unique opportunity for people with long term conditions to lead the way in partnership with community and voluntary organisations to transform self management in Scotland by developing and embedding existing approaches as well as trialling new ways of working.
The ALLIANCE Chief Executive Ian Welsh said:
“The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland, working closely with the Scottish Government and a range of strategic partners including over 2,300 members, continues to drive the self management agenda founded on the idea that people are leading partners in the management of their own conditions.”
“Two Years on since Health and Social Care Integration was implemented in Scotland, the Self Management Fund: Working Together to Strengthen Integration is providing a huge boost to the types of support in our communities which enhance and strengthen integrated care for people living with long term conditions and their unpaid carers based on the principles of self management.”
“We are pleased to have the William Grant Foundation on board, providing additional investment to support the development and delivery of self management approaches across Scotland.”
Nick Addington, Chief Executive, William Grant Foundation said:
“The William Grant Foundation’s vision is of a Scotland where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. We believe people who are disabled and those living with long term conditions are best placed to determine what matters to them in living well with their condition.
We are delighted that our contribution to the ALLIANCE’s Self Management Fund is enabling more organisations around the country to partner with people to maintain their well-being and improve quality of life.”
Find out who our newly funded projects are by downloading the document below.