Health and Social Care Strategic Commissioning Plan Locality Events

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The Strategic Commissioning Plan is extremely important as it will set out the key priorities in the ongoing development of health and social care services in South Lanarkshire over the next three years and beyond.

In particular, the plan will focus on the support that the Health &Social Care Partnership can provide to people in local communities across South Lanarkshire to assist them to maximise their health and wellbeing.

Kilbryde Hospice - Volunteer Development Officer

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Kilbryde Hospice provides specialist palliative care services to the people of South Lanarkshire. It is a specialist resource for those individuals receiving palliative care who have particularly complex needs. The Hospice strives to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and carers, offering support in coping with the practical implications of life-limiting illnesses. Staff are required to provide the highest standard of patient-centred care possible, while promoting choice, dignity, self-esteem and an enhanced quality of life.

Volunteering Opportunity: The State Hospital Board for Scotland

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Role Title: Volunteer Visitor

Location: The State Hospital, Carstairs, Lanark, ML11 8RP

Due to the location of the hospital, many of the patients live some distance away from family and friends.  These patients are therefore limited to engaging in social interaction with staff and peers.  This is where volunteer visitors help and support patients to maintain social contact and improve social skills; helping them feel valued and part of a wider community.

There is a small bit of paperwork involved with completing visitor feedback documentation.