Brings together a network of local people with an interest in health and social care.
Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) wants the people of Inverclyde to be at the heart of all we do.
The views and experiences of people who use services and their families are important in helping to shape services and support to meet the needs of local people.
YOUR SERVICES... YOUR SAY!
Your Voice and Inverclyde HSCP are committed to ensuring the views of local people who receive services/support, their carers, families and the people of Inverclyde are taken into account when developing and planning services to ensure that they are responsive to the needs of the people who use them.
Partnership working with officers from the HSCP has enabled the establishment of Inverclyde HSCP ADVISORY GROUP.
The Advisory Group comprises:
The Advisory Group bring issues to the attention of the HSCP Committee 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 issues on a regular basis.
Over the past year Your Voice has engaged with a diversity of people and groups to ascertain areas of good practice, identify gaps in services and highlight issues of concern which will evidence need for service developments.
Long Term Conditions
LONG TERM CONDITIONS and SELF CARE:
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.
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
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
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 and Young People
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
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
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.
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'
Not all GPs responding to carers register
Support needs of unpaid carers
Involving informal carers in care planning
People unsure of respite entitlments and how they receive / qualify
including Hospital Discharge and Palliative / End of Life Sub Group
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.
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
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
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
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
• 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
Homelessness and Housing
HOUSING and HOMELESSNESS
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
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
ADDICTIONS / RECOVERY NETWORK
• IIDS Intense Recovery Group / Family Support
• Moving On
• Salvation Army - Lifetree Cafe
• IIAS Moving Through Recovery Cafe
• GRASP - Greenock Recovery Alcohol Support Project
• Faith in Throughcare
• Jericho Rehabilitation (male & female)
• 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
• 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
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Hospital forum that is now being developed
Changes made to home care services
New bus stop in place at Aldi store
New road crossing put in place. Pavement and road work repairs carried out.
Chairs with arms available in all health centres in Inverclyde
Gap between support people need and what is on offer
Tackling isolation of older people
Gaps in health literacy to provide patient centred health care
Changes to podiatry / chiropody services.
DISABILITY SUB GROUP
including physical and learning:
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
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:
Made keeping self clean DVD
Weekly music group
Days for parents and carers.
Help - what to do when someone dies
Signs - where to go?
Places to go for feeding / support
Better changing rooms, use of track hoists
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