|Exeter 23rd Oct Community Mapping Event Notes
- Detailed discussion with providers in targeted areas where IH closures proposed is critical. Discuss and identify alternatives, expanding services etc.
- monthly (?) brochure produced “Active Life Active Mind” with listing of local events/groups run from libraries. Looking at getting this on the Devon Community Directory but not there yet.
- Utilisation of library building, currently underutilised (limited opening hours at present in some areas).
- Use to address social isolation – although variation locally due to limited capacity/funding in some areas.
- Libraries could be the central (physical) information source re community support / activities, with library “buddies” able to feed information into the DCD and out to customers/the community.
- Estuary LoF talking with Devon Libraries to look at use of buildings etc.
- Better promotion of the Community Transport Network?
- Use of Mobility Allowances?
- Transport for your Community – Mark Bailey (DCC).
- Services often planned around bus routes etc as accessibility crucial even in Exeter.
- Devon Community Directory
- Should/Could be single information hub, but needs to be better used by all (including CCT vol sector reps and brokers (query extent of current use??)
- search and navigation functions (categories) confusing at present.
- Community Connectors (Prevention Strategy) – vol sector role outside of care management teams. Using time limited prevention strategy funds to pilot in 3-5 areas, seeking to bring partners/providers together. Core offer – low level community based (outside regulated services), supportive services.
- Community Connectors identifying unmet need locally – how can we harness this information so that commissioners can look at and address the gaps? More targeted use of existing DCC expenditure.
- Core groups are good mechanisms for joint working to identify solutions / services for individual cases at a local level. Question consistency across Devon at present? (works well in Topsham areas, Estuary LoF linked in/find useful).
- Estuary working with CCG to run a treatment room (flu jabs, nail cutting etc)
- Estuary reported running a lunch club twice a week, where meals are provided by the local pub, looking at how they can increase this offer.
- If looking to close day centre, possibility of gifting / right to buy options for providers?
|Mid Devon 17 Oct Community Mapping Event Table 1
- *Age UK and CAB hold information on local services, volunteers keep it up to date
- Complex care team Voluntary sector reps are knowledgeable
- Age UK Mid devon – info and advice services via skype, help to set up networks assisting them with smartphones, tables, and apps.
- Would be good to map individuals journey – How does someone access a day service in Devon? What would make a real difference?
- DCC could make resources available to the market and steer them as to what is needed, then providers could respond by developing innovative solutions.
- CCT teams work really well – we need CDP to provide the same service for older people.
- Find the ‘movers and shakers’ in any community.
- Need more referrals for anything to be sustainable.
- Viability of any new services
- Transport is important, example was given about a client who was enabled to pass his driving test and now volunteers as a driver for the day centre 3 days a week.
- Use of vouchers (sitting scheme) – we could have a similar scheme for day services
|Mid Devon Community Mapping Event
- Would be useful for voluntary sector organisations to ‘shadow’ CDP teams whilst carrying out phone assessments
- Map ‘journey of individual’ to see what would make a difference
|South Devon 18th October Community Mapping Event – Table 1
- DOVE Project
- Young adults with disabilities
- Devon wide services (new service in Plymouth)
- Currently revamping day service
- Transition service – working with local schools and colleges
- Additional support alongside college places
- Shared enabling scheme – life enabling social calendar for LD clients
- Personal budgets – combine PB’s to enable group activities
- Networking event with support planners – providers want an opportunity to talk with CDP and CCT workers about what’s available.
|South & West – Sonia Burgess 18th October
- Memory Matters – have a number of activity co-ordinators covering the Southern area – one in Tavistock – Kate will let us have a list of their contacts etc
- Plan to develop a multi-generational space for community use in the centre of Tavistock – I found out about this this week – seems relevant to this process even though not operational yet – put me as nominated contact if you like – as not entirely sure who is leading on it – but can find out
- Trident House, Tavistock – drop in for people with mental health issues. Laura Delamar (Rethink) input the info
Using social media – a town based facebook page to be used by clients and providers – to connect needs with services – we recognised this would need some fairly intensive publicity etc – but once operational these things tend to update themselves…
|North 24th October Flip Charts
- Joining services/working together
- Sharing resources
- Volunteer Befriending – trying to do more to get people out
- Memory Cafes
- Value of lead strategic partnership in terms of getting joint working
- Local contact points (hubs) drop in facilities, somewhere to eat a packed lunch, get assistance and advice – libraries, CVS offices, Care providers, home associates, bus station
|Exeter & East Devon 28 Oct Mark Lane
||The way day-care provision is divided up – according to universal through to high dependency I felt did not reflect the interdependency between the levels and that imbedding mini-capability from the tier above in the tier below would help identify the ‘cliff-edge’ people before crisis happens and also help with prevention or delay going up through the levels. An example of this was memory cafes in tesco cafes or assessment/advice provision within places that older people habitually inhabit rather than creating physical infrastructure and making people go it. In this same vein I noted an absence of day-care support provision/assets/providers in the lists:
- Royal British Legion (12,500 members with ‘clubs’ in many towns)
- SSAFA (similar to above and the same goes for many veteran charities), White Ensign Club, Regimental Associations etc.
- Masonic Lodges (and the Masonic Residential and Nursing Home in Upper St Thomas), Political Party clubs (ie. Topsham Conservative Club), CIU Clubs, Working Mens Clubs, Churches (and Church Groups – Belmont Chapel was included), Bowling Clubs, Bridge Clubs, Off-peak Hotels (Sidmouth – where the hotels largely remain open in the winter because of the local elderly population having tea and dining), Supermarket cafes, Bingo, Doctors Surgeries, Vet Surgeries, Leisure Centres.
|South Devon 18th October Community Mapping Event
- Day opportunities – should be outcome based
- Clear, realistic approach so providers know exactly what is expected.
|East Devon Community Mapping Table 1
- Providers could work together to run services from a Double Decker bus – roaving café, resource centre, personal development groups, mobile library.
- Computers for online shopping
- Isolation and support network
- Its not about a building – maximising resources
- Councils won’t fund transport element
|North Devon Community Mapping Table 1
- DCC’s day services website is great
- Lots of courses and classes at Petroc in North Devon (LD clients)
- Tap into pockets of expertise – ie: Westbank Carers
- Raise awareness of community enabling
- Use libraries more to communicate services, schemes and projects