South Lanarkshire is moving from a day care centre service delivery model (where daily activities are provided), to a model that supports and facilitates individuals with learning difficulties to access lifestyle choices that they want and need in the community.
What do we mean by integrated working
In any discussion of integrated working, a first prerequisite is that all parties define what they are talking about. Integrated working is one of those terms that has come to mean different things to different people so it is essential to ensure that everyone is talking about the same thing.
- Identifying different types of outcomes
- Achieving an outcomes-focused approach
- Addressing the challenges of introducing an outcomes approach
- Involving service users and carers in identifying outcomes
- Sustaining an outcomes approach
- Providing leadership for an outcomes-focused approach
The challenges of working in an outcomes-focused way in integrated working
Many people who receive support will be used to a service-
Developed by Iriss in partnership with Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS), the Outcomes Toolbox brings together a range of resources and knowledge relevant to an outcomes-focused approach in the social services.
Julie Gardener, Assistant Director of VOCAL (Voice of carers across Lothian) talks about developing a personal outcomes approach and outcomes for integration of health and social care.
The recording was made on the 25th February 2013 at an event organised by the Social Services Research Group (SSRG) entitled, 'Improving outcomes through integrated social care and health'.
For further information about the event see: Events 2013