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We use communication technology at work, rest and play. Whether it’s a teleconference, ordering shopping online or booking activities. The simple text message is also now at the heart of a healthcare revolution – and is helping people take care of their hearts, minds and general health. Find out how by watching Fraser’s story.

Integration of health and social care in South Lanarkshire

Health and Social Care Integration is underway in Scotland. Allan Snowden from Biggar speaks of his experience of being cared for by South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership's Integrated Community Support Team - and how this allows him to continue to live independently in his own home, in his own community.

Janice Hewitt, chief accountable officer, health and social care North Lanarkshire outlines vision for integration in new video

A new film has been published as the integration of health and social care goes live in North Lanarkshire. In line with national legislation, integrated arrangements have to be in place in North Lanarkshire, and across Scotland, by 1 April. A series of staff roadshows are currently underway across North Lanarkshire’s six localities ahead of this significant reform. In the short film Janice Hewitt, chief accountable officer, summarises key messages including setting out the purpose and vision of health and social care North Lanarkshire - and much more.

There’s No Ward Like Home

John McCluskey, who appears in this film, passed away on Tuesday 4th August 2015. His family have intimated that John was extremely proud of his part in the production and grateful for the care and support he received from the Integrated Community Support Team, who enabled to him to stay in his own home up until the last few days of his life. John’s family have now dedicated this film to his memory.

Community engagement: South Lanarkshire

Locality-based events were held across South Lanarkshire in the summer of 2015 to gather the views of a range of people who will be involved with the formal integration of health and social care services. Here some express their views of integration and the benefits, challenges and possibilities it offers.

Locality Modelling: Partnership in action

This films charts Locality Modelling in North Lanarkshire, which formally brings key partners in health and social care together to deliver person-centred, tailored care and support.

You’re Hired

Residents at McClymont House in South Lanarkshire – including a sprightly centenarian – were part of an interview panel who put candidates through their paces to appoint a Social Care Worker at their care home. Find out about their story here:

Frontline Focus – North Lanarkshire

Staff from across the North Lanarkshire partnership contribute to a video about what integration means to them, looking at challenges and opportunities.  

Hospital at Home in action

The Hospital at Home Service is expanding across Lanarkshire. The multidisciplinary care team aims to treat frail older people with specific complaints and conditions safely in their own homes and avoid the need for hospital admission.

Every Step of the Way

The formal integration process is built on a well-established spirit of partnership working in Lanarkshire. You can find out about how a variety of agencies and organisations have been working together to makes people’s lives better here: