Welcoming teams to Living and Dying Well with Frailty collaborative

Helping community teams to improve how they identify and support people aged 65 and over to live and die well with frailty in their community.

We're delighted to announce that we have recruited 21 teams across 19 health and social care partnerships (HSCPs) to work with us on the Living and Dying Well with Frailty Collaborative.

Congratulations to the successful teams from the following HSCPs:

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Angus
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Clackmannanshire and Stirling
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow City
  • Highland
  • Inverclyde
  • Midlothian
  • North Ayrshire*
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Perth and Kinross*
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Western Isles
    *indicates when there are two teams from the HSCP

Thomas Monaghan, ihub's Living Well in the Communities Portfolio Lead, said:

"We were delighted by the response to the collaborative and feel privileged to work with so many teams across Scotland."

"I'm looking forward to working with the teams to develop and implement their improvement ideas and see the impact this has on enabling people to living and dying well in their community."

About the collaborative
Throughout the collaborative, our Living Well in the Communities team will be working with the teams to improve earlier identification, anticipatory care planning and shared decision-making, to ensure that people living with frailty get the support they need, at the right time, at the right place.

We will do this by helping teams to use evidence and quality improvement methods to:

  • find people who are becoming frail before they reach crisis point,
  • have anticipatory care planning conversations with people with frailty to understand their wishes for future care, and
  • work with a range of health, social care, third sector, independent sector and housing providers in local areas to support people with frailty to achieve what they want for their future.

The successful teams will meet at the first learning session on 19 September 2019.

More information about this improvement initiative is on the Living and Dying Well with Frailty Collaborative web page.