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Reshaping Care for Older People

Information about the Reshaping Care for Older People programme in East Renfrewshire.

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What is Reshaping Care for Older People?

Our vision across Scotland is that older people are valued as an asset, their voices are heard and they are supported to enjoy full and positive lives in their own home or in a homely setting. Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) is a programme working towards achieving this vision. It is led by the Scottish Government and a high priority for all Local Authorities.

How is this being delivered?

East Renfrewshire is investing in various supports for older people through the Change Plan. We are seeking to introduce new ways of thinking and encouraging innovative approaches in order to build a stronger care system.

The various projects that are helping to deliver the Reshaping Care vision form part of each Local Authority's Change Plan. The Change Plan is a collaborative approach across Health, Local Authority, the Third and Independent Sector. There are regular opportunities to discuss and move our shared vision forward.

RCOP Projects Include:

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Wise Connections - Older Adults Mental Health
  • Homecare Re-ablement
  • Community Transport
  • Short Breaks for Carers
  • Telecare: Responder Service
  • Dementia Post Diagnostic Support
  • Community Capacity Building
  • Discharge Liaison
  • Falls Prevention
  • Carer Support
  • Day Opportunities
  • Medicines Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Anticipatory Care in Care Homes

The Reshaping Care for Older People Reference Group

The Reshaping Care for Older People Reference Group meets with senior HSCP management in order to comment and have input into older people`s health and social care service redesign. The group are involved in setting the agenda and discussion items for meetings. Group members are interested and keen to give their ideas for positive change regarding services.  If you are an older person and service user and would like to find out more about the group please contact the Planning & Development Officer.

For more information about getting involved in health and social care services generally please visit:

Joint Strategic Commissioning Plan

The Joint Strategic Commissioning Plan for health, social care and housing related support services for Older People in East Renfrewshire sets out our aspirations from 2013-23.

The strategic plan has been co-developed by a cross-partner group including East Renfrewshire HSCP, East Renfrewshire Housing, Voluntary Action, Public Partnership Forum, East Renfrewshire Carers' Centre, Scottish Care and the Acute Rehabilitation and Assessment Directorate with support from a Joint Improvement Team associate.  This extended to engagement with partner networks including the Older Person's Reference Group, Housing Providers Forum, Care at Home Providers Forum and the Care Home Providers Forum.

The plan recognises older people and our communities as our strongest assets, and sets out aspirations to move towards a model of support and care where:

  • Partners across health, social care, and third and independent sector work together to anticipate needs and plan appropriately using an assets based, personal outcomes focused approach.
  • The opportunities of natural supports offered by carers and our communities are maximised.
  • Preventative supports are readily available for use in an older person's home and in their communities, with Anticipatory Care Plans established and shared across partners.
  • There are timely and appropriate responses to any adverse events where personal outcomes and rehabilitation and re-ablement are at the core.

This is an exciting time for East Renfrewshire, and there will be on-going opportunities to take contribute to moving this priority agenda forward, please see the ERC website for forthcoming related events. 

You can read the full plan:

We also have a summary version which includes ways of getting involved:

This is an exciting time and there are many opportunities for you to get involved in helping to deliver this plan to improve support for older people in East Renfrewshire.
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