Delivering JRF's 'A Better Life' in Scotland (S6)

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A Better Life was a five year programme led by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which explored how older people with high support needs can have a good quality of life. This session looks at what the findings mean for current policy and practice in Scotland. Jointly presented by Alison Petch (IRISS) and Imogen Blood (Imogen Blood and Associates).

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Delivering JRF's 'A Better Life' in Scotland (S6)

  1. 1. A Better Life: Valuing our later years Social Services Expo & Conference Imogen Blood 18th March Edinburgh ImogenBlood & Associates
  2. 2. A Better Life: Valuing our later years Social Services Expo & Conference Imogen Blood 18th March Edinburgh ImogenBlood & Associates
  3. 3. A Better Life programme • Older people with high support needs • Quality of life • Voices of older people
  4. 4. Relationships are vital
  5. 5. The importance of the ordinary
  6. 6. Making a contribution
  7. 7. Lives not services
  8. 8. 1. Is it ‘all of us’ or ‘them and us’? 2. Can I see beyond the label? 3. Can I help people connect? 4. Can I focus on what people CAN do? 5. Can people be active citizens? 6. Do I really listen to what people really want? 7. Am I learning, innovating and challenging?
  9. 9. For more information… http://www.jrf.org.uk/topic/betterlife To watch a short film by Tony Robinson, download the book and access links to the rest of the Better Life outputs http://www.imogenblood.co.uk/ For more about Imogen Blood & Associates Twitter: @ImogenBlood
  10. 10. Delivering A Better Life in Scotland Alison Petch, IRISS 12
  11. 11. Policy context • Public services and prevention • Housing options • Reshaping care • Self-directed Support • Health and social care integration • Quality healthcare • Human rights • Dementia strategy 13
  12. 12. Opportunities • Building awareness • Presentations through existing networks – regular meetings and targeted workshops • Integration with IRISS projects: Hospital to Home, Fit for the Future, Plan P, housing models for older people 14
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