Health and Social Welfare Update May 2017
Models of neighbourhood Care: Clackmannan and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership.
The local Integration Board is planning to pilot a model of Neighbourhood Care in Rural west Stirlingshire namely Balfon, Killearn, Drymen, Buchlyvie and Strathblane. It is based on the Buurtzorg Onion Model developed in Holland. In it the individual needing care is at the centre of the onion surrounded by rings of care initially from informal networks (friends, neighbours and family) and then a multidisciplinary team. The meeting Grace and I attended was part of the initial engagement for the project. The next stage is to develop the business case and brief and train staff before agreeing Phase 2 by November. Staff will be asked to volunteer to be included. More info in due course.
Progress with using the Dementia Support fund
The library has been provided with 4 iTunes cards to support the playlist project.
The piano in Blanefield House has been tuned.
The Dementia signage in the Kirk Rooms and church has been ordered and will be up soon for all to see. They are the same design as those in the care home which should help those residents who go to Cuppa Time. The Village Club is interested in putting up similar signage.
There are ongoing discussions with various potential users of a community keyboard. A competitive price has been offered by Haydock Music in Milngavie.
We propose making a small donation to the lunch club to help support their special events such as Christmas and birthdays.
Ideas for Ears
Ideas for ears are looking for local people to review customer environments such as cafes and other public places as venues for people with a hearing impairment, an increasing number these days. They have on online review form for comments on venues at www.ideasforears.org.uk
We were reminded by a local GP at the Balfron meeting of the importance of developing our own My Plan and of organising things like Power of Attorney while we are still able. Many delayed discharges happen because it takes time to organise Power of Attorney if it is needed.