In 2016, the Living Well Moy service was established in Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Bushmills, Ballintoy, Armoy, Ballycastle, Cushendun, Cushendall, Rathlin and the Glens of Antrim). Living Well Moyle aims to connect the individual to a range of statutory and community services that are focused on reablement and empowerment so as to improve patient outcomes related to health, wellbeing, social participation, combatting loneliness and to move people away from unscheduled use of health and social care. Key programme outcomes are:
1. Improved health and wellbeing of Living Well Moyle clients.
2. Improved experience of care and support
3. Reduced cost of care and support
4. Benefit to wider community development activity
Living Well’ is about people, place and purpose: the focus is on the person, understanding their aspirations and relationship with their community; the shared purpose is shaping everything around a holistic person centered and coordinated approach to improve the quality of life for older people; by helping them identify ways to build their self-confidence, self-determination, resilience and self-reliance; and by providing practical support to help them achieve their aspirations.
Individuals are supported by a Living Well Coordinator, who is part of the multi-disciplinary team within a GP practice, and a ‘guided conversation’ with individuals is undertaken. This enables the individual to identify their goals and, with the coordinator’s support, agree a management plan that is delivered on their behalf by statutory and community/voluntary sector services. A key element of the service is the support of a network of volunteers, to help individuals become more physically and socially active within their community.
Year on year the Living Well Coordinator and Volunteers, has supported 100 individuals with signposts to other support services. Reported benefits include:
The Living Well Moyle service has exceeded expectations in helping people to reconnect to their communities, improve mobility, increase entitlements, reduce loneliness, and overall improve physical wellbeing.
Contact for More Info:
Living Well Moyle Coordinator
Moyle Integrated Care Team