Louise Kelly, Programme Lead for the Care Inspectorate’s Care about Physical Activity (CAPA) programme, tells us what is happening with the programme since it received fresh funding from the Active Scotland division of the Scottish Government.
‘We have been busy establishing relationships with new health and social care partnership area. These are adjacent to areas we connected with for the first 18 months of CAPA.
Our approach is that learning and expertise can be shared from those who have already focused on supporting older people experiencing care to move more to neighbouring areas starting to address this aspect of health and wellbeing.
We have just finished holding six engagement events in the new areas and were delighted when over 300 care professionals and others interested in health and wellbeing came along. We were happy that potential partners and other stakeholders came together and were able to decide if working with CAPA was right for them.
CAPA improvement advisers are now connecting up with individual services, inspectors, and health, leisure, community organisations to build firm connections before our first large Learning Events which started this month and will run through May.
We are also working to connect the moving more message with the Health and Social Care Standards so that this is an integrated part of our approach for the next year.
We are also spending time getting the next set of physical and psychological measurements ready together with our research partners UKActive. We have added further measurements so that they are an even better fit for the variety of people we work with and to find out whether promoting the moving more often message has a positive impact on health services and colleagues.
Here are the new areas we will be working with until April 2020.
- South Lanarkshire
- Glasgow city
- South Ayrshire
- Aberdeen city
- North Ayrshire
- Dundee city
Now that we have the groundwork ready, the team are enjoying starting to support services and stakeholders to work together.
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