Healthier Scotland is a Scottish Government initiative to talk to as many people as possible about their health priorities, to inform policy about Health and Social Care.
People Know How’s team wanted to ensure that older people with higher support needs had the chance to input to the Healthier Scotland consultation. We are grateful to the Canalside Day Centre run by Cornerstone who welcomed us on the 11th February 2016 to talk to a group that included day centre users, staff and volunteers.
Some of the people that we wished to engage with were living with a diagnosis of dementia. Therefore the approach that we took to the consultation was:
We also produced four short stories about people facing challenges around their health and wellbeing, and their use of health and social care services, so that the participants could pick a story and work through the different questions they were provided with.
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Improve hospital discharge
A good complaints procedure
Integration between voluntary sector, and statutory health and social care
Food as an important contributor to health
Older people need to be better recognised and supported
Opportunities for old and young people to mix