Self Management Strengthening ACTION in Integration

Section: Self Management and Co-Production HubType: 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 Gaun Yersel zone.

Named after Scotland’s Self Management Strategy for Scotland  this zone gave information on the Self Management Fund for Scotland and how self management can support positive change in health and social care.

The morning focussed on how we use individual experiences to bring about change in health and social care. It was apparent that the voice of lived experience needs to be at the heart of service design in order to get it right for the people we work to support. Capturing stories in the way that most suits the person is key to ensuring that it is authentic and impactful, and there are a number of different methods to capture such stories. Furthermore, sharing people’s stories necessitates respect and so the use of lived experience should never be tokenistic.

The afternoon session gave practical steps on how to apply for the Self Management Fund; Working together to strengthen integration. It was highlighted that for applicants to be successful, the development of the idea must clearly involve people with lived experience and ensure their voice is embedded into the design, delivery and evaluation of the project. This co-produced approach ensures that projects and services are of value to people engaging with them.

Main points for action:

  • Utilise the role of digital to capture people’s stories in ways that suit the individual.
  • Co-produce rather than consult and ensure that the voice of lived experience is embedded from design through to delivery of projects and services.

Self Management Fund: Strengthening integration

•  Emma Goodlad, Grants and Impact Officer, the ALLIANCE @GoodladEmma
•  Klaire Connor, Jay O’Reilly and Caron Jenkins, Arthritis Care in Scotland @ArthCareScot

How do use your experience to bring about change in health and social care

•   The ALLIANCE’s Self Management Team @SelfMgmtScot
•   Donna Barrowman – activist, campaigner and volunteer
•   Simon Malzer – Macmillan TCAT Service User Involvement Manager, the ALLIANCE

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

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

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