NHS FIFE and FIFE COUNCIL: FIFE ORAL HEALTH CARE AWARD

Fife Oral Health Care Award is the only award of its kind in Scotland. It has been developed to improve the knowledge and standard of oral health in Fife care homes. To date 15 care homes (of which 5 are Fife Council care homes) have achieved the Award and over 450 care staff have received training. This innovative Award has also instigated a 30% increase in ‘clean mouths’ and a 78% increase in dental referrals from participating care homes.

Download the application form: FIFE ORAL HEALTH CARE AWARD

THE MORAY COUNCIL: HEALTH AND WELLBEING AT MORAY COUNCIL

An innovative pro-active approach to employees’ health and wellbeing that has changed our culture and stopped the ticking time bomb of ill-health among the workforce.

From year-on-year rising sickness absence rates in 2005/06 (SJC 4.7%, Teachers 4.3%, Craft 5.2%) to an overall reduction by 2006/07 (SJC 4.5%, Teachers 4.1%, Craft 5%) with sustained performance to date in a general climate of increasing absence.

Active management of absence cases and a zero cost health promoting culture has won support and delivered efficiencies.

Download the application form: HEALTH AND WELLBEING AT MORAY COUNCIL

PERTH & KINROSS COUNCIL/PERTH & KINROSS COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERSHIP: PERTH & KINROSS HEALTHY COMMUNITIES COLLABORATIVE

The Perth & Kinross Healthy Communities Collaborative (P&K HCC) is a ground breaking, innovative initiative which seeks to tackle inequalities and improve health through combining community development principles with collaborative methodology. It is a cost effective approach as it utilises the immense wealth of knowledge, skills and time of local older community volunteers who working in teams lead the work, supported by professionals to impact on specific issues within their communities. This method of shifting the focus of control from statutory bodies to communities has created a highly successful “bottom up” interagency working template which has tackled a number of different issues highlighted by team members as significant for the health and wellbeing of local older people and empowered them to make significant improvements for themselves and their communities based on their local knowledge.

Download the application form: PERTH & KINROSS HEALTHY COMMUNITIES COLLABORATIVE

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL: THE OASIS, GARELOCHHEAD, ARGYLL

‘Health is fundamental to quality of life. Older people have substantial and complex healthcare needs …..’ Age UK, 2009. At The Oasis health and social care professionals work as an integrated team, together with carers, families and the local community. They support service users, who are older or have dementia, to maintain their well-being, enabling them to stay in, or return to, their own home and community and to remain there, feeling safe and well. This fully integrated approach promotes long term condition management and preventative healthcare measures that overcome the health inequalities often experienced by older people.

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INVERCLYDE COUNCIL: THE TRIDENT APPROACH

In 2006 St Kenneth’s Primary School in Greenock developed an innovative and highly successful approach to tackling a range of issues in order to improve the health and emotional wellbeing of pupils and the local community. What makes St Kenneth’s Primary School stand out is the remarkable breadth of its approach to healthy living.

The Trident Approach consists of the following key elements:

• A robust running programme involving every child in the school

• Cooking for senior pupils

• An innovative programme ensuring every child is well nourished and hydrated

• Resilience training for all pupils

• Collection of data, used to set targets, motivate children and direct future work

• A Boys’ Choir

• A range of incentives to drive initiatives forward

• Primary School massage

• Meditation for all children

• Family Pedometer challenge

The Trident Approach has proved to be very successful and has made a real difference to the health and well-being of pupils and the community. Pupils are a lot fitter, the uptake of school meals has increased, senior pupils can all cook a three course meal and pupils and the local community are now more aware about healthy eating and fitness.

Download the application form: THE TRIDENT APPROACH

RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL: YOUNG PERSONS ALCOHOL PROJECT

Renfrewshire Young Persons Alcohol Project (YPAP) is a multi agency initiative aiming to raise awareness of the risks of alcohol misuse to all second year pupils; it contributes to the reduction of health problems now and in later life related to alcohol abuse and also a decrease in antisocial behaviour (ASB). Educational visits are delivered during April and May involving approximately 2000 second year pupil’s at all secondary schools in Renfrewshire. Each school hosts a project day where a number of partner agencies deliver workshops for pupils, using innovative methods to tackle the issues around alcohol misuse, with particular relevance to the problems that young people face.

The project helps to address the Scottish Government’s national targets of:

• reducing alcohol related hospital admissions;

• increasing the % of adults who rate their neighbourhoods as a good place to live.

Download the application form: YOUNG PERSONS ALCOHOL PROJECT