On 19 May 2017, Glasgow Kelvin College became the first college in Scotland to be awarded White Ribbon status. Staff at the college became involved in the campaign after applying for funding made available by Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership’s North East Health Improvement Team.
Welcome to the second Integration newsletter, and thank you very much for all your feedback and comments on issue 1. One of the main things that came up was about the use of terms like ‘acute’ and ‘primary care’ without defining them. So let’s put that right…primary care refers to the services provided by health professionals in either clinics or practices, or sometimes in a patient’s home.
Welcome to our first Health and Social Care Integration newsletter which aims to keep you up to date with news and information about integration in Glasgow City. We plan to issue the newsletter on a monthly basis as part of our commitment to regular, clear communications with colleagues, key partners and stakeholders. We’ve been listening to your feedback on the kinds of things you want to hear about, and we hope you like the more convenient format and fresh new look. If you have any suggestions for how we can improve further, please tell us.
You can read about how the Homelessness Services Team, part of Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, has developed some new ways of working with partner agencies in the third sector to focus on better outcomes for the most vulnerable citizens with complex needs who find themselves homeless.
In this issue we feature Project Search - our work experience programme that supports young people with learning disabilities and/or autism to get and keep a fulltime job.
We also focus on Anticipatory Care Planning and the benefits of Cordia Supported Living and Telecare.
Plus its time to nominate a staff team or individual for the Facing the Future Together Awards 2017.