People can readily access the most appropriate care and support options for their particular needs and more local residents are supported to maintain healthier lifestyles.
6.1 Partners and communities will be brought together to plan and deliver work projects that promote positive health and active lifestyles.
6.2 Evaluation of the health improvement activity undertaken as part of the regeneration project.
6.3 Aberdeenshire Signposting Project will work with local partners to raise awareness of their work and undertake a recruitment drive with the aim of increasing their number of signposters in the area.
6.4 The Alcohol & Drug Partnership Forum will develop and promote activity in a way that is complementary with other community action
NHS, Council’s Working for Families, SW & EL&L including CLD & Active Schools and Communities Teams, Community Development Organisations, Patient Participation Groups, Aberdeenshire Signposting Project, Voluntary Sector Organisations & The Regeneration Area Health Improvement Worker.
Progress & Results:
Focus of the K&M Community Wellbeing Network for 2014 is be on membership drive, Timebanking and behaviour change for better health. Community wellbeing survey questionnaire distributed in Portlethen and Inverbervie and actively promoted using K&M Communities Facebook page. To date, 181 responses.
Two projects have been completed:
1) Steps programme – preparing to return to work, smoking cessation, alcohol awareness (Sept-Oct13), food skills; 10 participants initially with 6 completing. On completion of the programme the following progression routes have been achieved by participants: 2 – Volunteering, 5 – Training, 2 – Education
2) Booted Suited Recruited – preparing for employment, smoking cessation/ alcohol awareness/ food skills (Nov-Dec13); 10 men participated. On completion of the programme the following progression routes have been achieved by participants: 4 – Volunteering, 3 – Full time employment, 2 – Relocated.
Signposting project has had an increase in referrals in K&M in the last quarter. Referrals to date (Jul-Mar ‘14): Inverbervie 2, Newtonhill 2, Portlethen 2, St Cyrus 1, Stonehaven 1.
Activity such as recovery coaching training is supporting staff and those affected by alcohol and drug addiction to support greater levels of recovery.
Work is continuing for all of these actions.