Friday, 28 April 2017
The Self Management Awards 2017 are now open. The awards hosted by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland will take place during Self Management Week 2017 and will celebrate examples of good practice and promote a range of innovative self management work from all over Scotland.
The theme of this year’s Self Management Week is ‘Celebrating Change’ and we’re changing things up by introducing three news awards for 2017. These changes will allow us to hear about and raise awareness of all aspects of self management work across Scotland, from the staff going above and beyond to support self management to the inspiring individuals championing the way. This is you’re opportunity to share amazing work that already exists.
The Award Categories that you can submit a nomination for are:
This award aims to highlight the success of your project and demonstrates the ability it has to build capacity of self management in Scotland, making a difference to the lives of individuals. If your project has made an impact then this is a great way to have it recognised and celebrated.
This new award for 2017 wants to recognise staff working in health and social care that have gone above and beyond for people living with long term conditions to support their self management. Have they implemented new techniques or changed ideas that add value to your work or life and encouraged self management? This award is for people working in health and social care including the 3 sector, statutory sector and new partnerships who are helping to change the culture to one that supports self management.
We know that self management has the power to transform lives – it is about people with long term conditions being in ‘the driving seat’. This award is an opportunity to recognise the changes an exceptional person has made to their life by taking a self management approach. Can you, or the individual you are nominating demonstrate the transformation they have made to their life using self management?
This award is for those who have achieved success through partnership working. We are looking for a partnership that is helping to lead change to self management support available in their area. This would be the Health and Social Care Partnership or a cross sector team working within a Partnership area.
The awards are open to everyone. Deadline for submission is. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 4th October 2017 at the awards ceremony at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
With Great thanks to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for taking the time to meet with me on April 27th
I am so very honoured and grateful for this opportunity to meet and update on my work and hopes for the future.
When campaigning whilst caring for my wonderful mum Joan, I was so very honoured to meet back then on quite a few occasions, to share the letters that I received and our personal experiences of Mum living with dementia and my own as a full time Carer.
A month before my mum passed away the First Minister ( then Deputy First Minister) took time to,in private visit my mum at our home and hold my mums hand. A day that I will never forget
I am so very Grateful for this opportunity to meet again,update on all that has happened since, and share my hopes for the future.
Thank you First Minister for this kind opportunity.
Thank you from a son
Monday, 10 April 2017
The ALLIANCE MEMBERSHIP
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE) is the national third sector intermediary for a wealth of health and social care organisations. It brings together over 1,900 members, including a large network of national and local third sector organisations, associates in the statutory and private sectors and individuals.
The ALLIANCE’s vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long-term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy the right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with access to support and services that put them at the centre.
The ALLIANCE has three core aims; we seek to:
• Ensure people are at the centre: that their voices, expertise and rights drive policy and sit at the heart of design, delivery and improvement of support and services;
• Support transformational change: shifting towards approaches that work with individual and community assets; helping people to stay well, supporting human rights, self management, co-production and independent living;
• Champion and support the third sector: as a vital strategic and service delivery partner, and also foster better cross-sector understanding and partnership.
For more inforamtion and how to join can be found at: http://membership.alliance-scotland.org.uk/
#peopleatthecentre #howtojoin #benefits #makingadifference
Thursday, 6 April 2017
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
The Dementia Carer Voices team would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has made a pledge as part of the ‘You Can Make a Difference’ campaign and we are absolutely delighted to have received 13,000 pledges! This is an incredible milestone, and is only possible due to the commitment and compassion from everyone who has attended a talk or read about the campaign and made a promise to make a positive difference in the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
You can meet every person and read every pledge via the links below
You can read Case Studies on the different ways people are putting pledges into practice at the link HERE