One of the major drivers in health and social care policy in Scotland is how we meet the needs of an increasing ageing population in a time of ever diminishing resources.
Remote and rural communities like Dumfries and Galloway bring along additional demographic challenges, and it’s generally agreed that the status quo is no longer tenable. We need innovative and more radical ideas going forward in how we think about old age and how we provide care and support for older people.
One of the ideas that has been mooted is the concept of a Care Campus, based around the Crichton estate. The Crichton Care Campus would seek to provide housing, social and community support with access to a continuum of care for older people. It would utilise the benefits of the Crichton site and the existing organisations and services already based there to create a new dynamic approach to meeting the housing and care needs of older people in the region.
Over the last year, a team of academics from the University of Glasgow, The Open University, the University of the West of Scotland and Scotland’s Rural College have been researching the concept. Views of local people and organisations have been sought, and other international models have been explored. We’ve now digested our findings, and are at a stage where we’re ready to share them with a wider audience.
Find out more and join the discussion!
We are delighted to invite you to an engaging and interactive event to share our early findings and to hear your views.
This event is free to attend, but places are limited. A light buffet lunch and refreshments will be available on arrival. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know to allow us to make suitable arrangements.
We look forward to welcoming you on the 11th October at the Crichton Campus, Dumfries.
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