Developing a network of care


Award amount: £998,145

Lead organisation: Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership (MEAAP)

The Trust made the award to enable the delivery of IMPACT (Involving Many to Prescribe Alternative Care Together), a programme of community-based care and support for older people encompassing a wide range of activities, services and support.  It has now reached over 1,100 people aged 65 years and over in Mid and East Antrim.

Through the mechanism of Community Partnership Agreements, the services of GP practices, community pharmacists and staff from a range of community-based organisations and public care services are co-ordinated by local health and well-being hubs.  Currently (Jan 2020), the evidence is showing that the concept has been proven to produce positive outcomes for all stakeholders as well as being cost-effective.  The partnership is about to embark on detailed discussions and planning with the Health and Social Care Board and Dunhill to scale and spread the model.

The IMPACTAgewell project launched in June, 2017.  On 21 January, 2020, the Mid and East Antrim Agewell partnership co-hosted a conference in which it shared its learning from the project.  The Dunhill Medical Trust had provided additional funding to support the ongoing evaluation of the project.  This work consisted of a mixed methods piece of co-produced action learning research, together with a fiscal return on investment (FROI) and a social return on investment (SROI).  You can read more about the detailed results in the Sharing our Learning report below. As a result of the positive outcomes achieved, Dunhill has agreed to work with the Health and Social Care Board to provide funding to sustain the work for a further five years, with the intention of extending the service into all 26 GP practices in the area. 

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