Communication from HSCP
Care Service Engagement Event
South Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership and Voluntary Action South Ayrshire (VASA) are facilitating an online engagement event on the National Care Service Consultation. This will be the biggest consultation our services are likely to be involved with and your views are vital to this process.
We want as many people as possible in South Ayrshire to take part in the National Care Service consultation – especially people who work in the Third and Independent Sectors, Community Groups, Carers, and the Health and Social Care Partnership.
Scottish Government colleagues will join us to provide an overview and focus on the proposal and provide discussion on your views.
The event will take place online on Tuesday 5th October 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm. To register for a place please click here.
The Herbert Protocol
Police Scotland is encouraging the friends and family of people living with dementia to sign up to the Herbert Protocol.
The protocol is a form which family members or carers complete for a person living with dementia or at risk of going missing. The form can be downloaded from the Police Scotland website, or a copy can be requested from local Health & Social Care Partnership staff, or other agencies, including Alzheimer Scotland.
It enables police officers to quickly obtain vital information about vulnerable people who have been reported missing, and provides personal details, medical history, significant locations and information about previous incidents of going missing. The protocol can be printed out and stored in a safe, easily accessible place in the person’s home or kept by a family member electronically.
You can find out more about the Herbert Protocol here.
Access to free sanitary products in South Ayrshire
SAC are working in partnership with the Scottish Government and Hey Girls to increase the number and range of places where free sanitary products are available.
Free sanitary products are already available in a range of places, such as local libraries, community centres and some third sector organisations across South Ayrshire. You can find a full list of where products are available on our website.
Reusable sanitary products can now also be delivered to South Ayrshire residents’ homes for free. If you’d like to order reusable products, please complete this short form.
Organ and Tissue Donation Week 20-26 September
As Organ and Tissue Donation Week gets underway, people are being encouraged to leave no doubt about their donation decision.
Everyone has a choice under Scotland’s opt out system of organ and tissue donation – to be a donor or opt out of donation. Whatever you decide, it’s important to make it known.
If people haven’t recorded a decision about donation, then it will be assumed they have agreed to donate certain organs and tissue for transplantation, unless they are in a group for whom the law doesn’t apply.
People can record their decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register at any time, but it’s also important to discuss that donation decision with family and friends.
Families are always involved in the donation process, and leaving them with no doubt about your wishes can make it easier to ensure your decision is honoured.
Find out more and register your donation decision at www.organdonationscotland.org or call 0300 123 23 23. #OrganDonationWeek
Connecting with You
Connecting with You is a new service run by the British Red Cross. It’s available to all people aged 18 or over in Scotland who are experiencing issues associated with loneliness. Support will depend on needs and what is available in the area. It could include things like:
· weekly phone calls to check in;
· online support;
· in-person meetings;
· support getting into new or old hobbies and interests;
· help meeting new people, or getting back in touch with people you already know.
To arrange a phone conversation about what kind of support would be most helpful, contact the British Red Cross by phone on 07709502127 (Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm. Calls charged at your standard network rate) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org