The ADVISORY NETWORK – Your Services, Your Say!

Your Voice and Inverclyde Health & Social Care Partnership are committed to ensuring the views of local people who receive services/support, their carers, families and the people of Inverclyde are involved in developing and planning services to ensure that they meet the needs of the people who use them.

Partnership working with officers from the HSCP has enabled the establishment of Inverclyde HSCP ADVISORY GROUP and a range of
Sub Groups

The Advisory Group comprises:

  • Representatives who bring the representative voice from each subject area
  • Chair and Vice-Chair act as the service user representative and depute respectively
  • Carers representative and depute from the wider Carers Network
  • The Advisory Group bring issues to the attention of the Inverclyde Joint Board and ensure members of the Advisory Network via its sub groups and broader ‘Your Voice’ network are informed of the nature and outcome of discussions relating to these on a regular basis.

HSCP

ADVISORY
NETWORK

Your Voice &
Inverclyde HSCP

LONG TERM CONDITIONS and SELF CARE

  • Fibromyalgia Support Group
  • Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Asthmatic Caring Group
  • Parkinsons Support Group
  • MS Social & Activities Support Group
  • Arthritis Care Inverclyde

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Identified need for Tai Chi classes and assisted groups to apply for funding

Identified need for Peer Support groups with several groups set up in local area

Raised awareness of limited information for people and advertised groups through local health centres and doctors

Encouraging people to join with other groups in the community and take part in events / activities.

CHALLENGES:

Helping people to understand how they can help treat and manage their illness

Need for more psychological therapies

Need for more Pain Management Therapies and Mindfulness

Gaps in health literacy around long term conditions to provide patient centred health care

 

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING including Dementia:

  • ACUMEN Issues Forum
  • Alzheimer's Scotland
  • Dementia Working Focus Group
  • Bipolar Group
  • Langhill Clinic
  • Dunrod Facility
  • SAMH Gateways
  • Inverclyde Association Mental Health and In Work
  • Richmond Fellowship
  • ECT Support Group

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Involved in planning and design of new hospital 'Orchard Grove' for continuing care.

Involved in Quality assessment of NHS Older People's Wards

People with lived experience involved in planning review of Community Mental Health Services

Developed local Dementia Working Group

CHALLENGES:

Access to a range of Psychological Therapies

Negotiation regarding medication

Information on medication side effects

Gaps in health literacy around Mental illness to provide patient centred health care.

 

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

  • Inverclyde Happy Tots
  • Weigh To Go (Weight Management Programme)
  • Buggy Group / Mums Exercise Group
  • Inverclyde Youth Council
  • Port Glasgow High School
  • Rainbow Family Centre

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Development of Weigh To Go programme

Successful partnership with Happy Tots, Funworld and Inverclyde walking network to develop free weekly buggy walk

Links made with high schools, nurseries, happy tots, youth council

CHALLENGES:

Raise awareness of the benefits to healthier lifestyles and work to engage more Children and Young People in healthy lifestyle activities

Create opportunities for Children and Young People to be involved and influence all aspects of their Community

Secure and improve meaningful employment / training / skills development for our young people

Working in partnership to identify meaningful recreational activities / spaces for Young People that they want / will utilise.

 

CARERS

  • Muirshiel Carers
  • Inverclyde Carers Network
  • Dementia Carers Group
  • Hillend Carers
  • A range of long term conditions groups
  • Dunrod Carers
  • Inverclyde Carers Council
  • Carers Mental Health Group
  • Drop in Family Response

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Developed Carer Involvement in planning community mental health services

Preparation and training for Carer Representative and depute to join Integration Board

Raised awareness of using 'Plain English' when sharing information

Involved in design of new long term care facility 'Orchard Grove'

CHALLENGES:

Not all GPs responding to carers register

Support needs of unpaid carers

Involving informal carers in care planning

People unsure of respite entitlements and how they receive / qualify

 

SECONDARY CARE
including Hospital Discharge and Palliative / End of Life Sub Group

  • Older Voices Network
  • CIL Activity Groups
  • Links to Long Term Conditions Network
  • IRH Stroke Unit Group
  • Ardgowan Hospice Lymphodema Support Group
  • Stroke Matters Inverclyde

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Improved GP Appointment Systems: extended hours, advice via email & skype, online booking

Local people better informed in Hospital Sterile Services Pilot

Meal time coordinator and observation system introduced in Hospital to assist people at meal times

People involved in design and production of the new 'Home from Hospital' booklet

Local people involved in the design and production of new bereavement booklet

Community represented on Inverclyde Palliative Care Implementation group.

CHALLENGES:

Enhance Communication between Community and Hospital Care

Access to Health and Social Care services including Out of Hours and Crisis Support

Monitor and improve Hospital Discharge processes

Improving systems to reduce missed appoinments

Challenge jargo - 'Use Plain English'

Identify and improve communities understanding of Palliative Care

 

HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES and HEALTH INEQUALITIES

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Development of Inverclyde Walking Network

Local people involved in tobacco strategy

Identified the need for local mums exercise class with baby. Assisted in application for funding

Successful partnership with Happy Tots, Funworld and Inverclyde Walking Network to develop free weekly buggy walk

Local people involved in Inverclyde Active Living Strategy

Local people involved in feasibility study for a Recycling bike project

CHALLENGES:

Access to leisure facilities for those on low income / benefits

Isolation / Loneliness - confidence to get involved

Social prescribing - medical professionals directing patients into peer support groups

Communcation in plain English

Cost of tranport and accessibility

Encourage / enable people to play a more active role in keeping themselves healthy.

 

ADULT PROTECTION - ISSUES / CONCERNS / GAPS

  • Need to improve access to service
  • Need to raise awareness of what adult protection means and areas covered
  • Need to raise awareness of how to
    report hate crime
  • Need to raise awareness of
    third party reporting and sites
  • Need to involved people with lived experience in planning services and support

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Co-production of new awareness raising leaflets and posters

People with lived experience involved in the production of an awareness raising DVD

Awareness raising DVD shown to various community groups and staff

Your Voice is now a third party reporting site and has been raising awareness of this reporting option

2 Representatives sit on the Adult Protection Committee bringing a collective community voice

CHALLENGES:

• Continue to raise awareness on how to access adult protection service and support and raise profile of campaign

• Continue to raise awareness of what adult protection means and the areas covered

• Continue to involve people with lived experience in planning services and support

• Continue to raise awareness of third party reporting sites and options

• Continue to bring a collective voice to the Adult Protection Committee

 

HOUSING and HOMELESSNESS

  • Inverclyde Homeless Forum
  • Joint Local Housing Associations Forum
  • Tenants & Residents Groups
  • Inverclyde Centre
  • 2 x Conversation Cafes
  • HAD-IT
  • Inverclyde Recovery Cafe
  • Greenock Prison Recovery Cafe

ACHIEVEMENTS:

2 x conversation cafes per annum to enable people using homelessness services to inform, shape and develop services

Access to HIF assisted residents of Inverclyde Centre to access activities including – gardening, fishing and arts & crafts

Inverclyde Homeless Forum - information & support now available every Monday & Friday

Anti-Stigma Partnership work is now underway – community event planned for 1st December 2016

Financial Inclusion Partnership – ongoing work to alleviate Financial Exclusion, Smarter buys project now in place

CAP – Money Management course now available to the Inverclyde community

CAP Debt Management – one – to –one Debt Management coach now available to Inverclyde Community

CHALLENGES:

Stigma / Loneliness & Isolation

Poverty / Financial Exclusion

Access to free / low cost goods for those who do not qualify for Smarter Buys

More assistance for people to be housed on liberation from prison

Lack of suitable accommodation

Revolving door - need for life skills, budgeting, money management, cooking classes to assist people to maintain tenancies

 

ADDICTIONS / RECOVERY NETWORK

• IIDS Intense Recovery Group / Family Support

• Moving On

Inverclyde Recovery Café / Recovery Jam / Debaters

• HAD-IT

• Salvation Army - Lifetree Cafe

• IIAS Moving Through Recovery Cafe

• GRASP - Greenock Recovery Alcohol Support Project

• Faith in Throughcare

Greenock Prison Café Recovery

• Jericho Rehabilitation (male & female)

ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Improved access to Training & Education for staff / volunteers / peers to assist people in & seeking recovery

• Sanctions - information pack available to assist people to prevent / challenge sanctions if in treatment

• Universal credit - claimants engaged in structured treatment may get a 6 month reprieve from looking to work to assist recovery

HSCP Community Connector Pilot – a resource for staff & communities to assist in connecting people

• Recovery assets now actively involved in Anti – Stigma Partnership work

CHALLENGES:

• Health Inequalities & Stigma

• Culture Change – need more opportunities for social interaction/gathering without the need for substances

• Excessive TV, Sport and Media Marketing of Alcohol

• Outreach work to address loneliness and isolation – connect people with  services, supports & communities

• Support for families

• Improve networks to assist people away from services and into Recovery Communities

• Rapid Access to addiction / recovery services

 

ADDICTIONS / RECOVERY NETWORK

• IIDS Intense Recovery Group / Family Support

• Moving On

Inverclyde Recovery Café / Recovery Jam / Debaters

• HAD-IT

• Salvation Army - Lifetree Cafe

• IIAS Moving Through Recovery Cafe

• GRASP - Greenock Recovery Alcohol Support Project

• Faith in Throughcare

Greenock Prison Café Recovery

• Jericho Rehabilitation (male & female)

ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Improved access to Training & Education for staff / volunteers / peers to assist people in & seeking recovery

• Sanctions - information pack available to assist people to prevent / challenge sanctions if in treatment

• Universal credit - claimants engaged in structured treatment may get a 6 month reprieve from looking to work to assist recovery

HSCP Community Connector Pilot – a resource for staff & communities to assist in connecting people

• Recovery assets now actively involved in Anti – Stigma Partnership work

CHALLENGES:

• Health Inequalities & Stigma

• Culture Change – need more opportunities for social interaction/gathering without the need for substances

• Excessive TV, Sport and Media Marketing of Alcohol

• Outreach work to address loneliness and isolation – connect people with  services, supports & communities

• Support for families

• Improve networks to assist people away from services and into Recovery Communities

• Rapid Access to addiction / recovery services

 

DISABILITY SUB GROUP including physical and learning:

  • COPD Group
  • Quarriers Discovery Group
  • Macular Degeneration Group
  • Maclehose Court Residents
  • CIL Activity Groups

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Improved community awareness and understanding of screening and health checks

Introduction of 'Step Up Beds' in care homes

New Occupational Therapist at point of Hospital Discharge

Improvements in access to local facilities and transport

Reduced waiting lists for non-emergency Occupational therapy

CHALLENGES:

Solutions to remove accessibility barriers including transport, roads and facilities

Improved methods employed for communication and information exchange

Remove barriers to accessible housing for people with disabilities and explore effective solutions

Continue to work with community re-ablement team to promote independent living

Improve local people's understanding of managing their own care including Self - Directed support / care plans

 

DISABILITY SUB GROUP including physical and learning:

  • Day Opportunities
  • TAG (The Advisory Group)
  • Richmond Fellowship
  • Turning Point, The Voice of Inverclyde
  • Enable Social Club
  • West College Scotland School of Social Inclusion

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Weekly exercises

Made keeping self clean DVD

Weekly music group

Days for parents and carers.

CHALLENGES:

Help - what to do when someone dies

Signs - where to go?

Places to go for feeding / support

Better changing rooms, use of track hoists

CONTACT US:

Inverclyde Community Care Forum

12 Clyde Square Greenock

Telephone 01475 728628

Email: enquiries@yourvoice.org.uk

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