Health and Social Care Partnership
The Health and Social Care Partnership is responsible for the planning, funding and delivery of a range of community health services and social work/social care services for older people, adults, children and families and people in the Criminal Justice System in the South Ayrshire Council area. The Partnership was created in 2015 under the provisions of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act, 2014.
The Partnership is governed by an Integration Joint Board comprising eight voting members appointed by South Ayrshire Council and the NHS Ayrshire and Arran Board. Representatives from other Sectors including the 3rd Sector, Independent Sector, staff representatives and others representing the interests of patients, service users, carers and professionals also sit on the Board and contribute to its work. Separate Integration Joint Boards have also been established in the North and East Ayrshire Council areas.
The Board is a separate legal entity in its own right from both South Ayrshire Council and the NHS Ayrshire and Arran Board. The Integration Joint Board’s primary responsibilities are to produce a strategic plan, allocate the integrated revenue budget for health and social care and oversee service delivery for functions delegated to it by both South Ayrshire Council and the Health Board.
View a copy of the governance document for the Partnership – the Integration Scheme.
Vision, mission and values
The Partnership has the following Vision, Mission and Values:
‘Working together for the best possible health and wellbeing of our communities’.
We will work with you to improve health, support social care, tackle health inequality, and improve community wellbeing. We will work in partnership with local communities to offer services that are:
- Easily understood
- Accessible and timely
- Safe and person centred
- Effective and efficient
Our values, which everyone employed by or contracted by the Partnership is expected to adhere to, are:
- Individually focused
More information about the new Partnership and its priorities, opportunities and challenges can be found in its Strategic Plan.
Integration Joint Board
The next meeting of the South Ayrshire Integration Joint Board will be held on Tuesday 13 June 2017 at 2pm, in the Council Chambers, Ayr Town Hall, Sandgate, Ayr. This will be a public meeting open to all. Papers will be published on this website nearer the date of the meeting.
- Wednesday 13 September 2017 at 2pm, Seminar Room, Girvan Community Hospital, Bridgemil, Girvan
- Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 2pm, Board Room, Biggart Hospital, Biggart Road, Prestwick
- Wednesday 15 November 2017 at 2pm, Council Chambers, Municipial Buildings, South Beach, Troon
- Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 2pm, Room 1, Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Ayr
- Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 2pm, County Hall, County Buildings, Ayr
- Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 2pm, Board Room, Biggart Hospital, Biggart Road, Prestwick
The Health and Social Care Partnerships work closely together to improve people's experience of services; and to give them the support they need to live safe, healthy lives in their own communities.
Whilst consent will not be required for the sharing of information between NHS Ayrshire & Arran and each of the three Ayrshire Local Authorities for the purpose of delivering integrated Health and Social Care Services, you will be informed about how your information will be collected, held and shared. This will ensure that we can deliver coordinated care that is easy to access and is focused on the best outcome for you.
In addition, the Health and Social Care Partnership may be required to share personal data with other public bodies where required by law, for the prevention or detection of crime or the protection of children and vulnerable adults.
Any use of personal data will be in full accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.