Fit for the Future: A joint IRISS and Scottish Care Project



To support the independent sector to embrace the challenges and opportunities in transforming support for older people as required by the Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) agenda.


This development project is working with four different partnership areas (North Lanarkshire, Argyll & Bute, West Lothian and Falkirk) and their established network of Scottish Care Development Officers to explore potential models and opportunities for independent providers as the RCOP programme progresses. The project will identify how providers can shape their delivery of care and support to meet local RCOP joint strategic commissioning plans and deliver improved outcomes for older people. This project will develop practical strategies/tools based on the needs and experiences of providers and share them with the wider independent sector.


  • Increased capacity of independent providers to manage the challenges of Reshaping Care for Older People
  • Effective strategies/tools developed and disseminated to the independent sector to inform and inspire their own change process
  • Enhanced outcomes for individuals receiving care and support from independent providers


This project began in August 2013 and has an expected duration of 12 months.


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