Workshop Session 1 11:30 to 12:30
- University of the West of Scotland
- Scottish Disability Equality Forum
- National Deaf Children Society
Improving Lives through People Centred Integrated Care
Workshop Facilitators : Anne Hendry, Mandy Andrews, Helen Rainey and Elaine Gifford.
Integration of health and social care is intended to improve the quality of people’s experience of care and support and enhance health and wellbeing. This workshop provides an opportunity to consider how you might change your own or your organisation’s practice to improve lives. It will highlight the evidence base for people centred integrated care and use personal narratives to help you reflect on practice.
In this workshop we will update you on the work we have been doing on developing Scotland’s first Inclusive Communication Hub. We also want to hear from you and any suggestions you may have to help us make any improvements and promote the Inclusive Communication Hub – http://includeusall.org.uk.
The Inclusive Communication Hub is the first online resource of its kind for Scotland. The Hub is an easy to use online tool, for all who wish to be more inclusive in their practice and more accessible with the information they deliver.
Inclusive Communication is, quite simply, communication that is inclusive of everyone. It is an approach to communication which enables as many people as possible to access and engage with each other and with organisations.
The purpose of the Inclusive Communication Hub it to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for information on Inclusive Communication in Scotland.
A lot of good work has been done already by many organisations throughout Scotland but finding this information can be difficult.
The aim of the Hub is to have a central place for all this information to be stored and for effective signposting to be functional throughout Scottish society.
The Inclusive Communication Hub has been developed for anyone with an interest in improving their inclusive communication practice and provides tools and processes to make this a reality. The Hub aims to promote inclusion and accessibility in its content and structure. Throughout this Hub you will find helpful resources, Case Studies and Blogs from employers and individuals, details of training and the latest news on Inclusive Communication.
The concept of Inclusive Communication is simple: make everything easy to access, simple to understand and your message will go further.
Mental Health provision for Scottish deaf children and young people
Workshop Facilitator: Alasdair O’Hara
There are approximately 3,850 deaf children and young people between the ages of 0 and 16 in Scotland. Evidence suggests at any given time 50.3% of deaf children will experience some mental health problems , and 3.4% will require highly specialist services (Hindley et al, 2004). Deaf children and their families require meaningful access to the full ‘four-tier’ spectrum of mental health provision, ranging from early support to specialist expert services.
A Scottish deaf adult mental health service was established back in 2011, hosted by NHS Lothian. There is currently no specialist mental health service for deaf children in Scotland, despite such services being available and well established in other parts of the UK.
This workshop will discuss progress to date on mental health provision for Scottish deaf children and young people, lessons from other specialist mental health services, emerging opportunities and the potential for working collaboratively on this issue.
The workshop will be delivered by Alasdair O’Hara NDCS Policy and Campaigns Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Lois Drake NDCS Policy and Campaigns Officer for Scotland.