About the roundtable
The Scottish Government launched a consultation paper earlier this year to seek views on a health and social care strategy for older people. This is a key strategy given that a quarter of the population of Scotland is projected to be aged 65 years or over by 2043. Although most people will remain healthy and active into later life, the pandemic brought to light the inequalities that people face in accessing services to enable them to maintain health and wellbeing. The consultation is seeking views on how to deliver integrated, person centred health and social care services, hoping to address gaps and develop any new priorities from emerging areas of work.
The consultation is split into four sections
- Place and Wellbeing
- Preventative and Proactive Care
- Integrated Planned Care
- Integrated Unscheduled Care
Why should you attend the roundtable discussion?
We wish to respond to this consultation and would like to make sure your views are represented in our response. We will consider all aspects of the consultation and a section of specific interest is on Place and Wellbeing. The emphasis here is on prevention and wellbeing, including recognition that ‘home’ has a significant impact on health and wellbeing. The consultation provides an opportunity to focus our response on highlighting the role the sector has in supporting older people to remain as independent as possible at home and in improving their wellbeing through support at home, or on specialist models of housing with care and support.
The consultation period ruins until the 19th of June and the paper can be found here
The session will be hosted by Eileen McMullan, Policy Lead at SFHA
How to book
To book your place, please use the 'book now' button at the top of this page.