Improving our understanding of Social Isolation
PHE ePoster Library. Hooper J. Sep 10, 2018; 221202; 108
Jeremy Hooper
Jeremy Hooper
Login now to access Regular content available to all registered users.

You may also access this content "anytime, anywhere" with the Free MULTILEARNING App for iOS and Android
Abstract
Rate & Comment (0)
Abstract Methods:The population in Wiltshire aged 65 or over is predicted to rise by a third in the next 10 years. This is placing increasing pressure on health and adult social care services.The drive to greater integration of Health and Social care needs to be underpinned by a better understanding of areas where the population is at greater risk of social isolation and how that is impacting on outcomes and service utilisation.Partners from Primary Care, Secondary Care and Social Care working as an Older Peoples Collaborative, using the Age UK Map of Loneliness and local data on tele care calls and activity built a picture of the high-risk areas with the greatest impact.We also used the JSNA process within Wiltshire to identify schemes and programmes which might help alleviate Social Isolation.Results:Our work identified that more urban areas and carers rather than service users felt more social isolated. Having identified the areas, we found that the opportunities to support these people were available but these services were not signposted to clients effectively.Outcomes:The Council is now working with our Community Areas to develop local area co-ordinators who can signpost people to locally available services.The Older Peoples Collaborative is looking to ensure all frontline staff are aware of social isolation and can identify those who might be at risk so they can encourage the use of the local area co-ordinator.This is currently being trialled and we are looking to evaluate the outcomes. External funding details N/A
    This eLearning portal is powered by:
    This eLearning portal is powered by MULTIEPORTAL
Anonymous User Privacy Preferences

Strictly Necessary Cookies (Always Active)

MULTILEARNING platforms and tools hereinafter referred as “MLG SOFTWARE” are provided to you as pure educational platforms/services requiring cookies to operate. In the case of the MLG SOFTWARE, cookies are essential for the Platform to function properly for the provision of education. If these cookies are disabled, a large subset of the functionality provided by the Platform will either be unavailable or cease to work as expected. The MLG SOFTWARE do not capture non-essential activities such as menu items and listings you click on or pages viewed.


Performance Cookies

Performance cookies are used to analyse how visitors use a website in order to provide a better user experience.


Save Settings