This collaborative project will look to support women working within lap-dancing bars as women involved in the sex industry are in need of considerable support. This outreach work aims to empower women and support them to access services such as health, welfare, employability and criminal justice services, thereby improving their health and social care outcomes.
Catalysts for Change
The projects for our new programme “Catalysts for Change”have now been completed, and their final reports have been published. These reports are available below, and via the respective project pages.
The selected projects were chosen for developing innovative approaches, in collaboration with other agencies, focussed on addressing health inequalities.
We have provided a brief description of each project here, with further information on their pages.
If you have found these projects interesting, you may wish to find out more about one of our other programmes – Creating Connections.
Building on the success of these projects, QNIS has this year launched Catalysts for Change 2, again looking at health inequalities. Further information on the six funded projects will be available on this website shortly.
This project aims to develop and implement an integrated health and social care pathway to provide support for older adults (over 65 years) living with dementia and their carers in the community co-ordinated by a named community nurse. This nurse will ensure equitable access to support, information and care from diagnosis throughout all stages of the illness to end of life.
This project offers a safe environment for adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions can be enabled to better understand, manage and maintain their own wellbeing. The aim will be for each individual to identify what they are like when they are well, and when they are unwell, promoting an individual definition of recovery.
This project is an evaluation of a Community Psychiatric Nurse-led, public and social partnering practice-based study, aimed at helping people make the transition from homelessness care services to local community networks.
This project seeks to provide outreach workers from SACRO (Scottish Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders) Edinburgh to engage with people who are in Police Custody. The aim will be to improve the health and wellbeing of those who have spent a weekend in custody who are in great need of support, and who would otherwise be hard to reach.
The collaborative project seeks to establish an innovative whole-school approach to enable social, emotional and psychological wellbeing throughout the school in order to promote positive behaviours, engagement in education and optimise attainment.