by Ian Brooke, Deputy Chief Executive…
Welcome to a blog about the voluntary sector and the Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership’s Transformation Programme.
No, don’t click to another page or wander off to see if the paint is dry, this is something worth spending five minutes thinking about!
The ‘transformation’ work began in 2020 and has been developed by a dedicated staff team who are employed to make change happen. My experience of the way this is working is it’s like an icebreaker cutting through the frozen ocean – successfully driving the programme forward with senior officers at the helm, who themselves are leading various pieces of work.
Here’s the list of work with the official titles and my quick explanation:
- Three Conversations – continuing to roll out the three conversations way of working to increase uptake of preventative support
- Community Frailty Service – working with Primary Care and others sites to identify and support frail older people.
- Medical Day Hospitals – a programme to ensure that Day Hospitals offer the best support and facilitate the move away from the Liberton Hospital site
- Community Mobilisation – part of the Edinburgh Pact work, the aim here is to mobilise local communities including groups and voluntary organisations and invest in prevention
- Home First – putting into place systems that try to make sure as much care is provided at home as possible
- Bed based care – changing the way care is provided and reviewing the number of beds in institutions
- Home based care – re-design of care at home across all sectors
- Edinburgh Pact – re-thinking the way that we work with citizens to ensure everyone has more good days
- Transitions – particularly around young people moving from children to adult services in late teens
- Workforce Strategy – ambitions for the future of the EHSCP workforce bringing together NHS and CEC staff
In summary, you’ll see how the voluntary sector is important in many if not quite all of the work – but what does your organisation do and how can it influence this work and become involved is the correct question to ask at this point…!
Well, EVOC staff attend the ‘Programme Boards’ that are responsible for overseeing the work and through our forums and networks, the work is discussed as relevant moments arise.
We also have a webpage dedicated to Transformation to keep everyone up to date.
So please get involved, keep up to date if you can, and make sure the voice of all our work is heard!