The government's Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) agenda highlights the need to change the way we plan and deliver care and support. Not only does it mean improving a whole range of services, but also designing better ways of communicating across different agencies to support these improvements.
Over the course of 2011/12, Iriss, in partnership with The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow City Council Social Work Services, Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS, Cornerstone Care and BUPA, was involved in a project to foster innovative strategies and actions for the development of future support for older people's well-being.
It involved multidisciplinary teams (comprising designers, social service practitioners and users). The objective was to match the future expectations and aspirations of living a good older life to the resources that will be available to deliver it.
The final report of this project is now available for download.
Throughout the project, regular updates were posted to the Shaping the Choreography of Care and Support project blog, which may also be of interest.