Annual performance spotlights
Connect outcome - Health and wellbeing
People live the healthiest lives possible
What communities told us:
- Isolation and poverty have a big impact on health and wellbeing
- Mental health is an issue that concerns many residents, especially as it affects children and young people
- Affordable and accessible activities – something for everyone whatever their ability or budget – are really important.
- Carers can feel isolated, undervalued and frustrated at the lack of opportunities to ‘make a better life’ for themselves and their families.
What success will look like:
- Increasing scores for resident life satisfaction, happiness and sense of purpose
- Improved life expectancy for males and females
- Increased number of people supported to live independently at home
Case study: Blantyre LIFE
As part of the council’s commitment to improving later life for adults and older people and to meet the future needs and wishes of those people, a programme of Transformation and Service Improvement was undertaken by the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP). The Blantyre LIFE development provides an innovative way to care, support and enable people to live independently at home for as long as possible.
Blantyre LIFE consists of 20 award-winning technology enabled houses with residents taking up occupancy from early 2022. A further 25 council houses are available for rent on the site as part of the South Lanarkshire Home+ programme. Each of the properties has been allocated fairly and equitably based on assessed needs.
A 20 bedded intermediate care unit welcomed its first residents in March 2023. It offers support to people over the age of 50 who have discharged from hospital and assessed as requiring some short-term care before safely returning home. A multi-disciplinary team will provide short-term strength and asset-based supports focusing on rehabilitation and self-care for a maximum of 42 days.
The interactive Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Zone demonstrates the innovative way that new technologies can enable people to live well, independently, and safely within their home and remain part of their local community. Designed in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre, this was the first such collaboration between the Glasgow Science Centre and a Health and Social Care Partnership. It promotes the use of everyday consumer technology, such as voice activated lights and gadgets along with more advanced technology including fall detection and remote monitoring of long-term conditions.
How we did in 2022-23
Note: some 2022-23 results were impacted due to the Covid-19 crisis
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