The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have announced that the Self Management Fund: Working Together to Strengthen Integration is now open for applications.
Over £18 million in grants have been provided by the self-management fund since its launch in 2009. It has supported over 150,000 people living with long term conditions as well as their unpaid careres.
The Fund will distribute £1 million to third sector projects which build capacity of people with long term conditions and their unpaid carers to take the lead in their health and wellbeing. Each project can be awarded up to £30,000 and must be 12-18 months long. Ideally projects will be able to run without recruitment of additional staff.
Projects will support the delivery of health and social care integration across Scotland and the delivery of the national health and wellbeing outcomes.
The deadline for applications is Sunday June 30 with projects expected to start in October.
- The idea has come from the people it is designed to benefit.
- People living with long term conditions, and their unpaid carers, will be enabled to take a leadership role in the design, delivery and evaluation.
- The capacity of people living with long term conditions, and their unpaid carers, to effectively self manage wll be enhanced.
- The principles of self management contains in Gaun Yersel, the Self Management Strategy for Scotland, are at the heart of the project.
The Alliance administers the Self Management Fund: Working Together to Strengthen Integration on behalf of the Scottish Government.