A collaborative study between Faith in Older People and NHS Lothian Spiritual Care Spiritual Care Education in Hospital Based Complex Continuing Care units FINAL REPORT FEB 2018
Introduction In 2015 the then head of the spiritual care team in Lothian Health Board, Scotland, became concerned that the gradual reduction in hours allotted to the team was having an adverse effect on the spiritual care in the nine hospital based complex clinical care (HBCCC) units in the area. He brought together a working […]
Aim of paper: Identifying and fulfilling the need for community spiritual care engagement with HBCCC units
The Tea, Talk and Samosas report is the culmination of a project with a group of older South Asian women living in Great Harwood, Lancashire, working in partnership with Age UK Lancashire. The new report details findings and recommendations from a pioneering project aimed at engaging the South Asian community in planning ahead for end-of-life […]
A policy briefing by the Mental Health Foundation and Age Scotland Loneliness is one of the leading public health challenges of our time. Research suggests more than 100,000 older people in Scotland are “chronically lonely” and it’s as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day. If we are serious about ensuring older people […]
“The Scottish Government committed to developing A Culture Strategy for Scotland in the Programme for Government 2016-17 and underlined this commitment in its Programme for Government 2017-18. The strategy will show how important culture is to the future of individuals, communities across Scotland and Scotland as a whole – with a central ambition of enabling […]
A VARIETY OF factors lead to increasing longevity and an ageing population, the demand for robust health and care services continues to grow. Innovation in the areas of health and wellbeing will be crucial to ensure that such services remain sustainable, address needs efficiently, and contribute to positive experiences in later life. In order to […]
Care home services (across both nursing and residential care settings) have a fundamentally important strategic role to play in creating a person-centred, rights-based pathway of care and support fit for Scotland’s citizens in the 21st century. Not only do these services deliver care and support to some of our most vulnerable citizens, but they also […]
Grave Talk report A Cafe Space to talk about Death, Dying and Funerals.
The care cameo series is designed to present short but challenging sketches of various issues and to provide a forum to encourage and foster debate on a whole range of issues important for the delivering of care and support for older individuals across Scotland.