New dementia care co-ordination change package

The aim of this change package is to support community dementia services to improve the quality of PDS and integrated care co-ordination for people living with dementia and carers across health and social care partnerships in Scotland.

The change package includes a driver diagram, change ideas, measures, and links to supporting evidence and resources.

My New Home - Supporting people with an intellectual/learning disability and advancing dementia moving into a care home 

People living with a learning disability are at increased risk of dementia when compared with the wider population and may move into a care home because their needs have increased and can no longer be met in their own home. 

To support their move, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate, in collaboration with key partners, have developed guidance with an aim to enhance the appropriate care and support of people before, during and after a move to a care home.

Improving care co-ordination for people with dementia in Inverclyde report

The report was produced following an independent external evaluation and provides an overview of our care co-ordination in the community improvement programme which concluded in March 2022.

To read the report and find out more about this programme of work visit the Inverclyde care co-ordination web page. 

Midlothian care co-ordination: The critical success factors

Working in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, we commissioned an inquiry to explore and understand Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership's approach to care co-ordination in the community for people with dementia and their carers. Twelve critical success factors to delivering successful care co-ordination support have been identified from this work. You can find out more on the Midlothian care co-ordination webpage

Benefits of dementia care co-ordination evidence summary

This summary provides evidence-based practices for, and benefits of, care co-ordination for people with dementia.

Care co-ordination critical success factors self assessment form

The draft critical success factors self assessment form is available for you to complete. 

Frailty and dementia evidence summary

Healthcare Improvement Scotland have produced an evidence summary to inform the usefulness of frailty assessment tools in the management and co-ordination of dementia care. 

Evaluation of the effectiveness of the “8 Pillars” model of home-based support

The Scottish Government commissioned Blake Stevenson Ltd to undertake an evaluation of the 8 Pillars home-based support model for people with dementia, please click on the links below for more information and to download this report: 

To ensure everyone can benefit regardless of their characteristics or where they access care, we completed an equality impact assessment. This highlights key equality issues that were considered by our project team, and any actions we took in relation to them. 

To find out more contact the team at his.focusondementia@nhs.scot​