Change Fund applications invited

Western Isles Change Team would like to invite applications to the Change Fund.

Bids are invited from the Third and Independent Sector and from Statutory Agencies, for projects which will assist in Shifting the Balance of Care from an acute to a community setting. Funding Applications would have to meet with the remit of the Change Plan. Guidance and Applications Forms for the Change Fund Grant Scheme can be found on

The closing date for applications is the 27 July 2012.

Overarching Key Priorities and Outcomes of the Western Isles Change Fund are as follows:

Reduction of hospital emergency admissions for older people

Facilitation of accelerated discharge from hospital for older people

To move towards a re-ablement model

To increase support at home for older people

To enhance Third Sector capacity and sustainability

Effective shared planning and use of resources

Re-align secondary care, care home and housing support provision

Support carers capacity through a range of appropriate services delivered primarily through the Third Sector

Development of anticipatory care models

Maximise the development, impact and benefits realisation of eHealth (telehealthcare)