The Scottish Government's vision is that by 2020 everyone is able to live longer, healthier lives at home, or in a homely setting. It promotes prevention, anticipation and supported self-management, and an emphasis on ensuring that people who are admitted to hospital are able to return to their homes or a community environment as soon as is appropriate, with minimal risk of readmission.

Service Description

Living Well in Communities focuses on key areas of health and social care that can prevent unnecessary admission to hospital and enable people to remain at home or in a homely setting, with support from their family and the community. The current workstreams are:


  • anticipatory care planning
  • frailty and falls in the community
  • intermediate care and reablement
  • neighbourhood care
  • palliative and end of life care


See each workstream for status information.


NHS boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships

Benefits of programme

The Living Well in the Communities programme seeks to enable people to live healthier lives in the community.


Thomas Monaghan