Health and social care strategy for older people consultation event
09/05/2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join VHS and the Scottish Government to discuss a Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People.
Following the Scottish Government’s Statement of Intent published in March 2021, they have engaged with a wide range of older people to get their views
on their health and social care services, how these have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic and how these services could improve, to better meet the needs of our ageing population. The importance of health and social care of older people has never been more urgent – with a quarter of Scotland’s population projected to be aged 65 years and over by mid-2043, and the impact that the pandemic has had on older people. This has brought to light the inequalities that many older people face in being able to access a wide range of support services, allowing them to maintain their health and wellbeing and help prevent social isolation and frailty, which can then lead to falls and ill health.
At this event we will discuss the consultation and what it means for the third sector. We will hear from:
- Louise Scott, Team Leader – Older People’s Health, Older Peoples Health, Cancer and End of Life Care Unit, Healthcare Quality and Improvement, Scottish Government
- Claire Stevens, Chief Executive, Voluntary Health Scotland
Please contact Lauren Blair with any questions