City of Edinburgh Council’s Health & Social Care Dept has reached out to the Third Sector in Edinburgh to look at facilitating entry into the city’s Care at Home market.
Work with the Third Sector Care at Home Collaborative is continuing and we will be providing additional documents about the project in the very near future.
At present the work of this project involves putting down the groundwork for the further development of the project. EVOC is continuing to work on the development of a ‘prospectus’ for potential partners in the project which we expect to be available this week.
In the first phase of this work we will be focussing on registered Day Care Service providers while the second phase will focus on unregistered providers of care/housing/support services.
If you are interested in the work of this project but have not spoken to Stef Milenkovic about becoming involved, please drop him an email or give a call on 0131 555 9100.
We will be hosting regular meetings for potential Member organisations. These will take place on an approximately monthly basis with the dates below. The first of these meetings took place on Friday, 15th June 2015 at 2pm in the EVOC Boardroom – as advertised in previous emails.
This meeting was an important one for the project and we remain keen to involve all potential Members.
We have now agreed a date of Friday 10th July, by which the first group of organisations who would like to take forward this work will need to provide a formal indication. For further information please contact Stef Milenkovic.
- DRAFT Chief Executive Officer JD D2
- DRAFT New Client Manager JD
- DRAFT Peripatetic Quality Manager JD
- What does a day at your organisation look like
- What Does your organisation Get Out of It
We have identified four main work-streams for potential Members of the project:
- Policy and Practice
- Finance and Resources
- Organisational Development
- Full Board & Membership
In order to take the project forward we need potential Members to become involved with this work in the subgroups we have established. We will be hosting meetings as follows:
Policy and Procedure:
The purpose of this group is to develop a unified set of policies and procedures for the delivery of the Care at Home service. This will ensure uniform levels and quality of service to the older people we will be working with.
- Wednesday, 8th July 2015, 9.30am – 11.30am, EVOC Boardroom
- Monday, 3rd August 2015, 9:30am – 11:30am, EVOC Room 1
The organisational development group will take forward work around the development of the organisation, building capacity within Member organisations and Board recruitment.
- Wednesday, 8th July 2015, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, EVOC Boardroom
- Thursday, 13th August 2015, 9:30am – 11:30am, Organisational Development, EVOC Room 1
Finance and Resources:
The finance and resources group will support the financial and staffing elements of the project, as well as specifying software and IT solutions to streamline the project.
- Tuesday, 14th July 2015, 9:30am – 11:30am, EVOC Boardroom
- Monday, 17th August 2015. 9:30am – 11:30am, EVOC Room 1
Full Membership & Board
- Wednesday 22nd July 2015, 9:30am – 12:30pm, EVOC Boardroom
- Monday 31st August 2015, 9:30am – 11:30am, EVOC Board Room
If you would like any further information please contact Stef.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 555 9100
Care at Home News
The Buurtzorg Nederland (home care provider) model
Buurtzorg (Dutch for “neighborhood care”) is an innovative approach in the Netherlands which was set up to deliver home care. It originated in 2006 from the staff’s dissatisfaction of traditional home care organizations. Bureaucratic duties, working in isolation from other care providers, and, above all, neglect of their professional competencies, were amongst the numerous complaints. Since then Buurtzorg has become a major success story in the Netherlands drawing accolades from the Dutch Ministry, patient organizations and others.
Care at Home Summit II
Agreeing a sustainable model for Third Sector delivery
Audience – Third Sector organisations interested in providing care
Thurs 2 April 2015, 9.00am – 12noon, City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX
EVOC hosted two meetings in September with staff from CEC Procurement to outline the issue and begin to explore the work that would be required for organisations to be able to make an offer back to the Department. Below are powerpoint presentations and notes we have taken from both of the meetings:
- 2014-09-01 Care at Home Meeting
- 2014-09-01 EVOC Discussion (presentation)
- 2014-09-23 EVOC Discussion (presentation)
- 2014-09-23 Redesigning smaller packages of care
At the first Care at Home Summit on 21st October 2014, participants elected to convene a core group of a small number of organisations to take forward some work around understanding the costs, challenges and benefits that could come from delivering a city wide project of this kind. Details for the summit are available to download here and for further information please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org