Self management doesn’t mean going it alone.

Lifestyle Management is an exciting new addition to the Community Connectors service, launching in 2019. The service will support older people living with one or more long term conditions to take positive steps towards better self management.

NOTE: ALTHOUGH CORE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED IN SPECIFIC AREAS, WE ARE DELIGHTED TO SAY THAT OUR LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TO OLDER ADULTS CITYWDE.

 

What is self management?

Self management is an outcome achieved when an individual is informed and empowered enough to take ownership of their long term conditions. 

The Lifestyle Management service takes a person centred, solution focused approach to self management. We work with the person living with the condition, not with the condition itself. We build on the individuals existing skills, strengths, resources, hopes and recovery strategies to help empower them to increase their control, coping and ability to move on with life.

A person who can self-manage should be able to make the best use of health resources, be at the centre of their own planning and feel confident that they have the tools to live the best life they can no matter what their diagnosis.

Some of the key elements of self management

 

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

 

Group Courses

We offer 8 week, bespoke group courses facilitated by a Lifestyle Management Practitioner to allow older people to benefit from shared experience, with course content informed by the participants and input provided by condition specific, partner organisations.

 

One to One Surgeries

One-to-one surgeries are offered where immediate or more targeted interventions are needed to support a person towards better self management.

 

WHO IS THE SERVICE FOR?

The service is open to anyone over 55 across the city who is suffering from one or more long term conditions or facing any significant barriers to effective self management.

 

HOW CAN I REFER?

Courses begin in January and run throughout the year across the three sectors of the city. pre-registration is now open and referral forms can be requested by sending an e-mail to:

lifestylemanagement@gcvs.org.uk

Alternatively, you can cal

0141 271 2320

and select the option for the central team for more information.