Open morning in Aberdeen City - October 2018

As part of Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership Conference Week 2018, Scottish Care Partners for Integration Team hosted an Open Morning on 4th October.

We thought it would be a good way to engage with communities and partners, inviting them to come along and meet our team and hear how Scottish Care are supporting Independent Sector care homes and care at home services as part of the integration of health and social care.

The Scottish Care team in Aberdeen has doubled in size over the past year and is a team with a wide range of experience in development, training and research. An open morning would serve as an opportunity to learn about what the Aberdeen team are involved with, what projects we are working on and the opportunity to network with us – with the main aim not to eat all the pastries ourselves. It was also a chance for folk to see our new office base at Centurion Court.

 As part of the session, we found ourselves hosting an impromptu seminar on integration with our international visitors from Robert Gordon University.

Professors of nursing studies and health journalists from Japan and Finland, as well as Scotland, were keen to understand how our work fits alongside the work of the third sector and the statutory health and social care agencies.

Around the table were informal carers, care co-ordinators, care at home managers, community planning reps, care home managers and nursing staff, researchers, third sector staff and volunteers all keen to demonstrate the value of their approach to building partnerships and developing better relationships.

We had a good time with lots of visitors and there were even some pastries left over!

Julia, Fiona, Gosia, Nicola and Marnie

Aberdeen City