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FVA Health and Social Care Bulletin, Friday 19 September 2014


Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the September edition of the Health and Social Care Bulletin.

We were pleased to welcome Alison Morrison, Project Manager, Fife Council, to the Health and Social Care Forum on Friday 05 September. She gave a presentation on Self Directed Support (SDS) which included an overview of SDS from a national perspective and provided an update on progress and plans at the Fife level. Members were able to ask burning questions about developments so far.

This was well timed for the Forum as ENeRGI (one of our members) are running a Self Directed Support Awareness Day on Tuesday 23 September at the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes.

We have also included the link to The Scottish Government Information Portal for Self Directed Support below along with some further local information about what is happening in Fife.

All the best from the team at FVA


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In this issue:
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE FORUM
  » Health and Social Care Forum
NATIONAL NEWS
  » The Scottish Government Information Portal for Self Directed Support
REGIONAL NEWS
  » NHS Lothian & Fife are selected as Test Sites for Self Directed Support
  » Fife Health and Wellbeing Alliance Quarterly Bulletin
  » What Works Scotland
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
  » Crossroads
  » ENeRGI - Self Directed Support


Health and Social Care Forum

The Health and Social Care Forum met for the third time on Thursday 05 September. The main focus of this Forum was Self Directed Support and how it would impact the people of and services in Fife. The Forum also reviewed the consultation on Localities and agreed to the Terms of Reference. To read more please visit our website which contains a note of the meeting and Forum feedback.

Save the Date!

Please take a note of the following dates for future Health and Social Care Forums; all Forums will take place at 10.00am to 12.00pm at Craig Mitchell House, Flemington Road, Glenrothes KY7 5QF.


The Scottish Government Information Portal for Self Directed Support

The Self-Directed Suport website is a one-stop-shop for information about Self-Directed Support for people who use social care services and health and social care professionals.

The Scottish Government are keen for organisations to promote what they are doing locally with SDS so please click here to find out how you can contact them to promote your project/initiative. You can also use this link to catch up with the latest news and events.

Information on the SDS Act itself can be found by clicking on the following link.

The National Strategy for SDS can be found here.

Information for professionals can be found by clicking on the following link and information for carers by clicking here.

NHS Lothian & Fife are selected as Test Sites for Self Directed Support

Fife was selected as a test site for SDS. The Fife Test Site worked specifically with adults with Acquired Brain Injury receiving care from the Fife Rehabilitation Service. 10 participants completed the SDS journey working closely with their key health workers. To read more about this pilot and for information on the evaluation and impact on carers click here.

Fife Health and Wellbeing Alliance Quarterly Bulletin

Fife Health and Wellbeing Alliance have released their quarterly bulletin. They highlight the work of six community led projects working across Fife including - A Healthy Voice and Collydean Community Connections.

What Works Scotland

Fife has been chosen as one of the Case Study Partners. What Works Scotland is a new initiatve to improve the way local areas in Scotland use evidence to make decisions about public service development and reform. To read more click here.

Crossroads

Crossroads Fife Central is a registered provider of Self Directed Support and Purchased Care. They support people and services to identify and meet their care needs and the outcomes they would like to achieve, whether they are the person received support or a carer. They can assist with: personal care, medication, meals and food preparation, memory loss and confusion, shopping and much more. To find out more or to contact Crossroads visit their website.

ENeRGI - Self Directed Support

In April 2013 ENeRGI made an application to the Scottish Government’s fund that aims to build the capacity of projects in the Voluntary Sector that provide information and support about SDS. They received funding for 2 workers, a full time SDS Co-Ordinator- David Smith and a part time Assistant SDS Co-Ordinator- Norman Cowie. This fund aims to:


To find out more about ENeRGI or the SDS project please click here.




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Fife Voluntary Action is the Third Sector Interface for the Fife Council area.
supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering

Website: www.fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk

Registered Office: Craig Mitchell House, Flemington Road, Glenrothes, KY75QF.

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