Event to start a dialogue between individuals, the third sector, statutory agencies and the Scottish Government on the connection between self-directed support and an integrated health and social care system. It aims to focus on identifying key actions to progress the personalisation agenda for health and social care services and self-directed support.
IRISS is a partner in an event organised by the ALLIANCE, Care and Support Providers Scotland, Self-Directed Support Scotland, Lothian Centre for Independent Living, Independent Living in Scotland and the Joint Improvement Team, to explore the future of self-directed support within an integrated health and social care system.
As a younger person I spent a lot of my time in mainstream education, well, all of my time in mainstream education. My family thought it was really, really important that I would have a mainstream education but they also recognised that that wouldn't come without challenges, and we had to fight very hard - although I was too young to realise. My parents I now know would have had to fight very hard to make sure I had the support and access requirements that I needed, in order to be able to go to a mainstream school.
Philly Hare, Programme Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Philippa Hare is a Programme Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, working on JRF’s Empowerment theme. She currently co-leads the ‘A Better Life’ programme on older people with high support needs, and the new ‘Dementia and Society’ programme. As a qualified social worker, Philly has experience within the NHS, Local Authorities and voluntary sector in many areas of adult social care, working to support older people, carers and people with mental or/physical impairments.
Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy
Nicola Sturgeon was born in Irvine in 1970 and educated at Greenwood Academy. She studied law at the University of Glasgow, where she graduated with LLB (Hons) and Diploma in Legal Practice.
Before entering the Scottish Parliament she worked as a solicitor in the Drumchapel Law and Money Advice Centre in Glasgow.
Dr Jim McCormick became Scotland Adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) in November 2007 and was previously director of independent think-tank the Scottish Council Foundation (SCF) for five years. He is co-founder of a research partnership, McCormick-McDowell, and an Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) Research Associate. His main professional interests include tackling poverty, schools reform and policies for older people. He is Chair of the Scottish Government's workstream on Learning in Custody and a Board member of Govanhill Community Development Trust.
bespoken is a social media website dedicated to building a community that aims to include disabled people in the design of everyday household products from their own homes, and where they can share ideas and tips on how to overcome everyday challenges that are faced with appliances and technology.
A set of case studies, produced for IRISS by the Institute of Public Care, on initiatives, which through detailed costings, have been shown to be cost effective.
The eight case studies include:
- Shared lives
- Extra-care housing
- Health in mind
- LinkAge Plus
- Care and repair
- Self assessment
- Individual budgets
- Southwark Hospital discharge.