GCHSPC Provider Event
Over 130 people attended Glasgow City HSCP’s Provider Event on 21 November at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The event was aimed at providers of social care services, registered managers, HSCP senior management and HSCP commissioning and locality staff.
Susanne Millar, Interim Chief Officer, Glasgow City HSCP welcomed participants and gave an update on the Maximising Independence Transformational Change Programme, which will be taken forward by the HSCP working with a range of partners around the city, including the third sector.
Frances McMeeking, Assistant Chief Officer, Operational Care Services talked about the digital age of care and the opportunities for positive ageing and independence that assistive technology can offer. Examples include video calling, virtual care visits, inactivity monitoring and fall alerts.
Liz Crichton, Service Manager for Adult Support and Protection spoke about Adult and Support Protection legislation and the responsibilities of care providers
Saantje Driver, Team Manager from the Care Inspectorate followed this with information from the Care Inspectorate.
The event continued with updates on the HSCP’s Service Concerns process for contracted purchased services and Brexit.
Geri McCormick, the HSCP’s new Head of Commissioning, also introduced herself and outlined the next steps.
Frances McMeeking closed the event thanking all participants and asking them to contribute ideas for future events.
Frances said: “There was lots of energy in the room from our provider partners. It is crucial they are given opportunities to inform our thinking and help co-design service models across all our service user groups to ensure we are diverse in our thinking and that services in the communities reflect the needs of our citizens moving forward.”
Presentations at the event are available on Your Support Your Way Glasgow: https://www.yoursupportglasgow.org/glasgow-homepage/pages/are-you-a-service-provider/information-for-providers-of-social-work-services/content/provider-events/