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Equipment and adaptations: guidance on provision - executive summary

Guidance outlining the responsibilities of NHS Scotland, Local Authorities, Integration Authorities, and their Housing and Education partners for the provision of equipment and adaptations, with the aim of supporting partnerships, across Scotland, to deliver a more equitable and accessible service.


Postural Care

For people with many conditions, effectively addressing their postural care needs, is central to maximising their independence and well-being, and their potential to engage fully in everyday activities.

The postural care strategy, Your Posture Matters outlines a range of key ambitions to improve postural management care for people of all ages across Scotland, and specifically highlights the critical role equipment plays in meeting those aims.

It is therefore essential that Integration Authorities, and their equipment services, have an aligned strategy and policy, for the provision of equipment which helps supports those ambitions.

Key Actions

  • Health & Social Care services should have an aligned strategy and policy, for the provision of equipment which helps support the Postural Management Strategy.
  • Health & Social Care services should work with all key stakeholders, and community equipment Store service providers, to develop effective arrangements for the provision of a range of equipment which effectively supports posture care e.g. not just seating, but Sleepsystems and other relevant products.

Contact

Email: EquipmentandAdaptationsReview@gov.scot

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