We are keen to hear about the work you are taking forward to improve harm and injury outcomes. If you have an example you would like to share please get in touch with us or download the practice exemplar template to tell us more.
Theme Home Safety
Community safety trial project – Living well with dementia – Joint partnership between CMHT/OP and SFRS Motherwell locality. This initiative is aimed at those living at home with dementia as well as other people who are undergoing memory assessment.
Region Central Scotland
SHSES was funded by the Scottish Government and enabled RoSPA in Scotland to co-ordinate the delivery of crucial home safety advice to over 900 families across 12 local authority areas.
Absafe is a safety education charity working with local statutory partners to save lives and reduce harm by instilling a positive safety culture in our communities and inspiring a passion for safety through education and engagement.
The Unintentional Injury Sub-Group (UI Sub-Group) was launched in January 2017 and is ongoing. The purpose of the group is to provide Home Safety equipment and education, as information and advice are the most effective way to increasing safety practice and reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home.
Stay Mobile Stay Connected (SMSC) launched in September 2017. Roar – Connections for Life lead on the SMSC initiative, which is a combination of both a national awareness raising campaign and a direct service in Renfrewshire.
Fife Cares operates within Fife Safer Communities Team, working with a range of public and third sector partners, including NHS, local authority housing, social work and local voluntary groups who submit referrals to the service. While the service is open to anyone living in Fife, its delivery acknowledges that areas with higher rates of deprivation experience high levels of unintentional harm and injuries.
Not For Play, Keep Them away launched in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board (NHSGGC) area in July 2013. NHSGGC Health Improvement, Public Health leads on the programme and works closely with RoSPA, The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, Health Visiting Teams, Health Improvement Teams in HSCP’s and with families of young children.
The East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership recently opened the Wellwynd Hub as a home safety resource to help older people keep active and independent, providing early intervention. Those visiting the Wellwynd Hub can try out therapeutic equipment to enable safety independence, community alarm and telecare equipment alongside other technology enabled care (TEC) solutions.
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