Making a difference to people’s lives is at the heart of health and social care integration. Tom’s story shows how integration will change the way care and support services in Dundee are delivered and how outcomes can be improved for those who receive our services.
Tom’s story is an innovative communications project which has relevance for many people living in Dundee. It depicts Tom’s journey with his chronic health problems as he gets older, before and after the joining up of services and highlights a range of issues. We see Tom going from a position where he is struggling to manage his health conditions with frequent visits to hospital, to a place in his life where he is able to cope better, regain his independence and enjoy the things in life he likes to do.
The purpose of the short video is to give a simple message that health and social care integration will ensure services work better together to provide people choices that meet their needs and not the needs of the service. We aim to make Tom’s story a reality in Dundee through the way in which we develop our proposed service models and how we use our combined health and social care resources to improve outcomes.
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