Reshaping Care For Older People - Update Paper

An update of the progress made in the first two years of the Reshaping Care for Older People Programme


'It's not always about your GP, there are lots of other organisations that can help you and things that you can do to help yourself and other people. For me, it's about doing something about isolation.'

Peter Dawson; Dumfries and Galloway; on his experience of using local support sessions set up with Change Fund monies.

" I am so happy my father has the Home Buddy. It has been a god send to me as I know he has a network of people looking after his health and well being".

Mr Johnstone's daughter on the East Ayrshire Home Buddy Scheme, funded through the Change Fund.

"If the reablement service was not in place, I would have been in hospital for a lot longer as I couldn't manage on my own".

Mrs Patterson; Perth and Kinross on the Reablement package that she received upon being discharged from hospital after surgery.

Although by no means an exhaustive body of evidence, the above first-hand accounts provide a snapshot of the difference to people's lives that Reshaping Care for Older People is making. Further case studies appear in the appendices of this report.

Over £230 million of Change Fund monies distributed to Local Partnerships since 2011/12.

A reduction of 6.8% in the emergency admissions bed days rate for the over 75s between 2009/10 and 2011/12

1,456 homes (general and specialist amenity housing) for older and disabled completed between 2011 and 2013 with Scottish Government funding

55,000 people over 50 are to benefit from funding secured for a new telecare and telehealth programme


Email: Alan Martin

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