Event date: 01/05/2012 00:00 - 11/08/3015 00:00 Export event 11 August 2015 / Categories: Healthy City Mrs Carlisle Aims & Objectives Better care for patients, especially those with complex and multiple needs Closer relationships with GPs –key customers - and commissioners Better working with partners – acute, social care, third sector More efficient use of resources – specialists, front line staff, managers, systems Consistent with commissioning intentions – care closer to home, reduced acute admissions, a new approach to long term conditions Activities The project has been devised around a fictional person called 'Mrs Carlisle', aged around 75. It looks at what services would Mrs Carlisle need to help her remain independent for as long as possible by mapping a pathway to end of life. It looks at those services that can be provided within the community and takes a community asset based development approach. It is developing a risk stratification tool to identify those most at risk within the community. Timescale Summer 2012 and ongoing. Outputs The Project is funding 6 Health and Social Care Coordinators, who are tasked to improve the integration of Health and Social Care practically on the ground. It has funded the Housing Caseworker within 'Homelife Carlisle', the Home Improvement Agency and a Community Neighbour Programme. It has set up a Centre for the Third Age. The project will test the approach in two pilot areas in 2013 before rolling it out across the District. Expected Outcomes Breaking down the barriers between agencies and organisations Improving the delivery of services Better communication and engagement with the public and patients Improved safety outcomes and quality Evaluation The work is part of a Cumbria wide project looking at providing better integrated care for patients taking account of local needs and differences. Print 2162 Rate this article: No rating Please login or register to post comments.