Enhanced day support in Berwickshire

The Scottish Borders Health & Social Care Partnership is introducing a local area co-ordination (LAC) approach for adults and older people in the Berwickshire area.

It is also developing an enhanced day service within Eyemouth Day Hospital that will provide joint health and social care support for older adults with complex needs and people living with several long term conditions. This will be offered through a combination of short term and long term support with the aim of avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions and enabling people to remain at home.

Local area coordinators will be part of the staff team and available to support service users to access activities and opportunities in the community where these would be beneficial.

The plans involve the closure of the day support service provided by SB Cares at Saltgreens Residential Care Home in Eyemouth. Local area co-ordinators are currently working to support their transfer to the new service. Berwickshire Dementia Day Service in Duns, also provided by SB Cares, currently has no service users and will be deregistered.