Health and Social Care in Scotland is changing.
From April 2015, many community-based health and social care services for adults and children across South Ayrshire are being brought together to be planned and delivered by a new organisation - the South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
Demand for health and care services is growing, at a time when public funds are reducing and the Partnership will combine resources and expertise from South Ayrshire Council, NHS Ayrshire & Arran and a number of other stakeholders to deliver these services in a more efficient and co-ordinated way - and specifically where they are needed most.
Planning for health and social care will take place in six localities (made up of 23 neighbourhoods) and these comprise:
- Ayr South and Coylton
- Ayr North
- Maybole and North Carrick Villages
- Girvan and South Carrick Villages
A series of launch events are taking place near you and you're invited to come along and hear more. For more information, and to find a launch event near you, view the Locality Planning page.
Councillor Rita Miller Chair of the South Ayrshire Shadow Integration Board said: "These changes affect everyone and locality planning will be a vital part of how the Health & Social Care Partnership will prioritise and allocate its resources throughout South Ayrshire.
"To help explain the changes, we've organised a series of locality planning launch events and I'd urge everyone to come along to their nearest one, find out more and join in the local conversations – we want to hear your voice."
Launch events are planned for:
Mon 16 Feb Walker Hall, Troon 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Mon 16 Feb Troon Town Hall, Troon 7- 8pm
Mon 23 Feb St Nicholas Church Hall, Prestwick 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Mon 23 Feb Prestwick Community Centre, Prestwick 7- 8pm
Mon 2 Mar Carrick Buildings, Girvan 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Mon 2 Mar Carrick Buildings, Girvan 7- 8pm
Mon 9 Mar Maybole Town Hall, Maybole 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Mon 9 Mar Maybole Town Hall, Maybole 7- 8pm
Tues 10 Mar County Buildings, Ayr 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Tues 10 Mar Book 'n' Bun, 50 Newmarket Street, Ayr 7- 8pm
Tues 10 Mar Lochside Community Centre, Ayr 7- 8pm
Councillor Miller continued: "The South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership is being launched at an financially challenging time for us all and it's essential we get our planning right from the very start, which is why these launch sessions are so important.
"If you presently receive health or social care services, know someone who does, or you simply want to know more about how the changes might affect you, then please do come along."
For more information on any of the launch sessions, email: email@example.com or call: 01292 612962.