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Budget 2016/17 - 2018/19

Health and Social Care Partnership

Community Health and Care Services | Children's Services and Criminal Justice

The Health and Social Care – South Ayrshire Partnership came into being in April 2015 and brings together the social work and health services previously delivered separately by the Council and NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

The Partnership provides social work services – including assessment and support – for vulnerable adults, children and people in the criminal justice system. Support can include the likes of foster care for children unable to live at home, supported accommodation for people with a learning disability or personal care delivered by home care services to older people. The Partnership is committed to reducing the use of hospital services for older people and ensuring our children and young people are safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible and included.

Community Health and Care Services

Community Health and Care Services works to protect adults and older people and supports people to live at home safely and securely. The service ensures there is a wide range of support available to reduce the need for people to be admitted to hospital and, where this is unavoidable, ensures people are able to return home as quickly as possible. Through the Alcohol and Drug Partnership, the service works to support people in recovery from alcohol and drug misuse and provides advice and information about the effects and dangers of alcohol and drug misuse.

Further Development Required | Community Views Required

2016/17 Amount2017/18 Amount2018/19 Amount
Further review provision of day services for older people, which provide respite and support£100,000
Reduce costs of supported living for people with learning disabilities by reviewing level of 24 hour support and working with service providers to review care arrangements and improve outcomes £100,000£200,000£300,000
Create a five-bedroom shared supported accommodation facility for people with learning disabilities to help reduce costs£200,000
Reduce cost of commissioning mental health services £70,000£70,000
2016/17 Amount2017/18 Amount2018/19 Amount
Ensure people get most appropriate care, balancing use of nursing and residential care to reflect support needed £200,000£200,000£200,000
Review support available to older people for unscheduled care – the care that we don’t yet know that people will need – to make best use of resources, put measures in place to reduce likelihood of hospital admissions and improve outcomes £250,000£250,000

Children’s Services and Criminal Justice

Children’s Services takes the leading role in child protection, working in partnership to ensure all children have the best opportunities available. The service looks after and supports those children and young people in greatest need and supports them through to adulthood as required. Working within a strict legal framework, Criminal Justice supervises offenders, prepares court reports and works with partners to reduce offending in South Ayrshire.

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