Care and Repair Scotland provides a national platform to lead, promote and support local Care and Repair teams to work collaboratively in order to achieve strategic outcomes by helping older and disabled persons to live independently in their own homes.
Our vision is of a Scotland where all older and disabled people can access Care and Repair services to enable them to continue living in their own home for as long as it is safe and practical for them to do so.
The Care and Repair service aims to provide:
- advice and information on housing repair and adaptation, including advice on accessing funding to pay for necessary works;
- help with major repairs, improvements, and the installation of aids and adaptations;
- small repairs in the home, especially to promote safety and security;
- sign-posting to other services available locally that could meet customers’ wider social, health, financial or care needs.
Other services are available in some localities, and we expect to see more services developed to support independence, including through telecare and telehealth.
Housing is key to the delivery of the Scottish Government’s Strategy for Older People, and contributing to the National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes.
We believe that Care and Repair services should be provided free to those persons without the resources to meet the cost, including those who do not currently access the service. But we also think that the Care and Repair ethos and values are potentially attractive to many other older and disabled people who may be able to meet or contribute to the cost.
The conference brings together Care and Repair teams and colleagues from health, social work, charities and the private sector to learn about current policy direction and discuss and share good practice. We think it is an interesting programme and we look forward to seeing you on 6th March!
Book a place through our event organiser Big Bright Star: http://www.bigbrightstar.com/care-and-repair-scotland-conference-2020/