Service Development: Preventative & Anticipatory Interventions Programme

Organisation : Leuchie House
Grant Amount : £ 38,439

Leuchie House provides unique respite care, recognised as a true example of integrated health and social care, for people affected by degenerative conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, Huntington’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Cerebral Palsy and Parkinsons. Located near North Berwick, we provide guests (patients) with 24/7 nursing care and high standards of hospitality in a non-clinical setting, whilst enabling carers a break from caring.  In the last 4 years our statistics show a vast increase in the level of clinical care required; range of conditions being presented; length of breaks being taken and proportion of first time breaks. This impacts on the staffing level required, but increases the numbers of assessments they are able to make, and as a result the number of referrals made to Health Professionals, including SPARRA scores, for these individuals and their carers.