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FVA Health and Social Care Bulletin, Tuesday 02 December 2014


Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the Health and Social Care e-bulletin.

This month at the Health and Social Care Forum we welcomed Change Managers Heather Ford and Fiona McKenzie. The Forum was able to contribute to the Fife Consultation on Localities and hear the latest updates on Integration. Members also enjoyed a networking lunch to get to know colleagues better. For the note of the forum, feedback and presentations click here.

We are pleased to announce that the Self-Directed Support Fund for Scotland has opened for applications. We are keen for organisations in Fife to apply for this fund but also want to hear from organisations who wish to work together or develop a consortium approach for this fund. More information on this can be found here or in the text below.

Following the Scottish Government Cabinet re-shuffle, the new Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport is Shona Robinson MSP. Read more on this below. below.

We have some interesting papers to share including ‘Self-directed Support: My support, my choice: your guide to social care’. This is a progress report into the care of older people in acute hospitals.

As always this is your e-bulletin; here at FVA we like to hear about your achievements, developments or anything that you wish to share. So please let us know if there is anything you would like to see in the next e-bulletin. Send your content to Christine@fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk or call 08456 006 046.

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
  » Guide to Self-Directed Support
  » Health expectancies at birth and at age 65 in the United Kingdom 2009-11
  » Progress report into the care of older people in acute hospitals
  » New Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport is Shona Robison MSP
  » Survey examines social attitudes and stigma towards mental health
  » Silver Line receives 300,000 calls in the first year
  » EVENT Housing, Health and Social Care
  » EVENT Annual Christmas Lecture on Dementia
REGIONAL NEWS
  » Spotlight on: Sandy Riddell
  » FUNDING Self-Directed Support in Scotland
  » FUNDING Employer Incentives and Community Jobs Scotland
  » FUNDING Awards for All - Reopened for Applications
  » Surviving Christmas and New Year
  » Training places still available from health promotion
LOCAL NEWS
  » Fife Charities Benefit from Diageo Initiative
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
  » FEAT Involved with Regeneration of Leven’s Silverburn Park


Health and Social Care Forum

A total of 27 people representing 23 organisations attended the November Forum where we welcomed Fiona McKenzie and Heather Ford, Change Managers for Integration to consult on the Fife Localities Consultation. We also heard several updates on integration, updates from members themselves and enjoyed a networking lunch where members were able to network with colleagues.

The Forum continues to be well attended and members enjoy hearing updates on Integration, Self-Directed Support and speaking to peers on shared challenges. To read a note of the Forum, feedback, and for Heather and Fiona’s presentations please click here.

Please note the first Forum of 2015, Thursday 22 January, will start at the later time of 2.00pm at Craig Mitchell House, Flemington Road Glenrothes

Guide to Self-Directed Support

‘Self-directed Support: My support, my choice: your guide to social care’ is useful for those who are in receipt of social care support or are thinking of getting support; for relatives or friends of someone who has support needs; or if you work with people who have support needs, however 'Self-directed Support: practitioner guidance’ is also a useful resource if you work with those who have support needs and you wish to know more about Self-Directed Support.

Health expectancies at birth and at age 65 in the United Kingdom 2009-11

With life expectancy increasing in the UK, health expectancies are a way to monitor whether the ‘extra’ years gained are spent in ‘good’ health or free from a limiting illness or disability. This report updates on national estimates of disability-free and healthy life expectancy estimates for 2009–11.

Key points include:

To read more on this report click here.

Progress report into the care of older people in acute hospitals

This report provides a review of Health Improvement Scotland findings from inspections looking at the care of older people in acute hospitals carried out from May 2013 to July 2014. This is the third overview report since inspections began in February 2012. The report highlights areas of improvement and where further improvements can be made.

New Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport is Shona Robison MSP

As part of new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s cabinet re-shuffle Shona Robinson MSP has been announced as the new Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport. To read more on the full cabinet appointments please click here.

Survey examines social attitudes and stigma towards mental health

The Scottish Social Attitudes Survey reveals that of the 1,500 people surveyed, around two-thirds of people said they knew someone who had experienced a mental health problem and a quarter of people said they had personally experienced a mental health problem, with depression most commonly reported. Over one third of people with mental health problems said they had experienced some negative social impact as a result of others’ attitudes towards their problem. To read more on this report click here.

Silver Line receives 300,000 calls in the first year

Silver Line: The free 24-hour helpline for older people took nearly 300,000 calls in its first year. More than half of callers told the helpline they had nobody else to talk to and some called to report abuse or neglect in their homes or in residential care. To read more on Sliver line’s first year click here.

EVENT Housing, Health and Social Care

This event will outline the latest developments in health and social care integration, and how this will impact upon the delivery of housing and support services in Scotland in the future; it will also address how strategic commissioning of key housing and support services will change, and the implications for landlords and housing sector service providers. The event takes place on Thursday 11 December in Edinburgh and there is a cost to attend. To find out more click here.

EVENT Annual Christmas Lecture on Dementia

Alzheimer Scotland is holding its inaugural Christmas Lecture and invites you to take part in a fun yet informative afternoon. Baroness Susan Greenfield will deliver the 2014 Christmas Lecture entitled ‘Dementia: Current & future prospects’ on Monday 15 December starting at 3.30pm in Edinburgh. To find out more click here.

Spotlight on: Sandy Riddell

The Scottish Government’s Integration and Reshaping Care Division have cast the spotlight on Fife’s Director of Health and Social Care Integration, Sandy Riddell. To read his responses click here.

FUNDING Self-Directed Support in Scotland

A new Scottish Government Fund has been announced with proposals being invited for submission by 09 January 2015. The fund is worth 8.4m over three years, and directly follows the previous Self-Directed Support funding that finishes in 2015. To find out more on this Fund and how you can work with partners in Fife click here.

FUNDING Employer Incentives and Community Jobs Scotland

Recruitment and funding can be key issues for third sector organisations, however there are several recruitment and employer incentives here in Fife to help you train and find new members of staff. More information on these incentives can be found here.

FUNDING Awards for All - Reopened for Applications

The Big Lottery Fund -Awards for All has re-opened for applications. To apply or for more information click here.

Surviving Christmas and New Year

The Adult Protection Committee booklet 'Surviving Christmas and New Year' is now available. The booklet is A7 pocket-sized and provides a list of useful phone numbers, websites and tips for staying safe and keeping well over the festive season. If your organisation would like copies, please contact: shona.mcewan@fife.gov.uk or call 03451 555 555 Ext 442 134.

Training places still available from health promotion

Places are available on the following courses:

If you are interested in attending any of these courses click here for more information or to register or contact Karen Stirling for further information at karenstirling@nhs.net or call 01592 226488.

Fife Charities Benefit from Diageo Initiative

For every month that there are no accidents on site, the company puts money into the ‘Lost Time Accident Fund’, and employees are given the chance to nominate the charities they would like to receive a contribution. To read more on the local charities that have benefited please click here.

FEAT Involved with Regeneration of Leven’s Silverburn Park

Councillors have welcomed an update from Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT), which is looking to revamp Leven’s Silverburn Park. Ahead of the recent Levenmouth Area Committee meeting, several elected members visited the park to see for themselves the work which has already been carried out, including a new Redwood Trail and improved pond area. To read more on this development click here.


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voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering

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