Our Innovation and Improvement team is leading a 20-month project to redesign the pathway from hospital to home for older people across Scotland. We’re working with health and social care practitioners, older people, their families and informal carers to identify issues and improve care pathways from hospital to home and enable a more positive experience for all.
Key Community Supports provides support for people with disabilities thoughout Scotland. During 2013 IRISS worked with Key to explore how mobile technologies might provide context-based information and training for care workers.
On Tuesday 18 March, social services organisations from the public, voluntary and independent sectors, as well as individuals that use services in Scotland, came together to celebrate World Social Work Day at the second Social Services Expo 2014, which was held at Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The event highlighted the range of social services and supports available across Scotland and showcased some of the good work that is happening.
Pilotlight is working with teams of people who access and deliver support to design pathways to self-directed support. The co-design team in Moray identified a need for an accessible introduction to self-directed support. They wanted it to be inviting, fun and easy to understand, and so came up with the idea of 'Pick ‘n’ Mix – helping you pick ‘n’ mix the care and support services to live the life you choose’.
Fit for the Future is a joint IRISS and Scottish Care project working to support the independent sector to deliver inspiring outcomes for older people.
We are hosting a workshop at the Social Services Expo on 18 March 2014, and are looking for older people and carers to help shape our sessions as a voice of experience.