Health and Social Care in South Ayrshire – What matters to you?

Introduction from Councillor Julie Dettbarn, Chair of South Ayrshire Integration Joint Board (IJB)

I recently took on the role as Chair of the South Ayrshire Integration Joint Board (IJB), the body that oversees the South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), providing health and social care services to communities across South Ayrshire. Within the HSCP we’re beginning the process of writing a new Strategic Plan which will set out the future direction of the health, social care and social work services we deliver, including:

  • Community health care
  • Social care for adults and older people
  • Children’s health services
  • Allied Health Professions (e.g. physio, speech and language therapy and dietitians)
  • Mental Health Services
  • Community Justice
  • The Alcohol and Drug Partnership
  • Children and Families Social Work Services

(View a full range of the services we cover.)

As we develop our Strategic Plan and set a new set of ambitions for South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, it’s important that we hear from the community and our partners about how we should be prioritising our resources. We want to know what matters to you!

Community engagement is something we are keen for the HSCP to carry out continuously, but to inform development of the Strategic Plan we’d appreciate your time in completing a short survey. We’ve deliberately left the questions fairly open, giving you or your organisation the opportunity to feed in whatever you think is important for us to consider and we’ve developed three separate surveys for :


Third sector/provider organisations

Children and young people

We’ll also be taking opportunities over the coming weeks to engage with communities across South Ayrshire who would prefer to engage in a different way e.g. those who are ‘digitally excluded’.

Clearly the ongoing threat of COVID-19 and how we respond to the pandemic will be at the front of many people’s minds and it has been a central focus for the HSCP. In completing this survey we’d like to hear about the breadth of your experience of services and we understand that COVID-19 will shape many of your views. We’d love to hear about examples of good practice throughout the pandemic that we should be looking to support into the future.

Before you respond, you might want to have a read over the Partnership’s existing Plan for 2018 – 2021. We look forward to hearing from you!

The survey will close on Friday 30th October 2020.