NHS Dumfries and Galloway is leading the project. The NHS is working with our Council, third and independent sector partners and representatives of Scottish Government.
Dumfries and Galloway will have increasing numbers of older people as time goes on. We need to work together to find new ways of providing care and support. That way, people will still have services in years to come.
It's not only about sustaining services, it is about putting people and communities at the heart of health and social care. So the services should be:
Putting You First is new. A board was set up in April 2011 to start looking at the changes needed and put a programme together. One of the first steps in the programme was to agree a programme of work that would test change across a test site or pathfinder area with the initial focus being in the East of the Region.
Pathfinder projects have been set up in Langholm and Annan to test new ways of working such as:
Do you want to make a difference?
Do you have an innovative idea for a group or service that could help people who need extra care or support? Do you feel passionate about making a difference in your local community?
If the answer is YES then starting your very own micro-enterprise could be for you.
The Dumfries and Galloway Micro-markets project is a new and exciting initiative supporting local people to provide local support. Putting You First is working with Community Catalysts (a Yorkshire-based community interest company) to support the development of small scale social care and support enterprises set up and managed by local people.
We believe that older people and people with long term conditions who need extra help to live their lives should have a choice of small, personal, flexible, high quality support and care services that help them live full and interesting lives as active members of their local communities.
Small providers can be very different to each other. They include:
Examples of small services could include:
How can the Dumfries and Galloway Micro-markets project help me?
Interested? Want to find out more? Get in touch with: Karen Booth Micro-markets Co-ordinator, Email: email@example.com Tel: 07824 016409.