Supporting the redesign of overnight support
In recognition of the significant financial impact of a legal decision that care staff providing overnight support (sleepovers) are entitled to the minimum wage, we initiated work aimed at finding alternative and equally effective ways of providing overnight support. In December 2016, we worked with COSLA establishing an event focusing on the redesign of overnight support provision. Representatives from the Scottish Government, trade unions, Integration Authorities and service providers worked together to develop a national picture of the improvement and redesign opportunities.
The ihub, in partnership with the Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care Programme, the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare and NHS 24 are running a series of Action Learning Sets to help providers and partnerships to continue to share learning, form stronger cross-sectorial links and develop their local plans for the redesign of overnight support services.
At the end of the Action Learning Sets, each partnership will have developed a plan to achieve their local aim for overnight support. Their local aim and their associated plan to deliver it will have been aided by national support, but developed by partnership and providers to reflect their area’s needs.
The first Action Learning Set has taken place and was a huge success with 13 partnerships and a range of providers in attendance. Feedback was very positive with one provider stating:
“The openness and fresh thinking that the ihub brought to the day was positive. The structure of the day allowed participants to get together in an environment that engendered openness and sharing - allowing us to learn from each other. It wasn't just about high level messages; the day allowed us to share how we actually put this into practice.” – Social care provider