Tailored Care Handling

Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership

As with areas across the UK, Inverclyde is experiencing issue recruiting care staff. Combined with an increasing demand on services there is a need to rethink how we maximise staff to deliver high quality social care.

Within increasing demand and decreasing resources, the nature of what is needed has change. The shift in balance of care has resulted in a higher proportion of complex care being provided at home. This means that there has been a significant increase in moving and handling equipment provision. 

The practice of giving two to one support in cases of complex moving and handling has been criticised by the Inverclyde service user representation group as being too invasive, with lots of different carers entering people’s homes.

This project tested and made the case for supporting more personalised solutions for moving and handling and the provision of specialist equipment to allow support to be provided by just one person.


  • What was the approach?
  • What was the impact?
  • What are the next steps?

For further information on this project please contact: hcis.inquireseevit@nhs.scot