Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) is an initiative by the Scottish Government to improve health and social care for older people, with emphasis on shifting towards early intervention and prevention models by better joint working within and across health, social care and third sectors.
Over the last 6 months Rocket Science has been helping the Argyll and Bute Reshaping Care for Older People Board understand more about how to improve their health and social care services for older people in Argyll and Bute, through three main strands:
- Mapping and evaluating Hospital to Home services across Argyll and Bute, comparing services with good practice elsewhere in Scotland and Europe and making clear recommendations for the areas that the board needs to focus on to deliver services that really make a difference to older people’s lives.
- Evaluating the local commissioning processes and making recommendations for both locality groups and the RCOP board for the changes that are required to deliver effective local commissioning.
- In-depth thematic analysis of qualitative data from a major public consultation with older people about their needs, and the extent to which the vision of the Board reflects what older people in the area want.