Community Led Support

Community Led Support (CLS) in South Ayrshire seeks to change the culture and practice of community health and social work delivery so that it becomes more clearly values-driven, community focused in achieving outcomes, empowering of staff and a true partnership with local people. Community Led Support will enable us to work with local people and communities, service users, carers, staff from health and social care, voluntary and independent sectors to achieve the following:

  • Be a catalyst to supporting ‘personalised outcomes’ and ‘effective conversations’ to be at the heart of transformational change in the HSCP and to embed these into staff and partner approaches to working
  • Develop more efficient and effective ways of dealing with demand for social work and community health services, utilising broader family and community assets and supports
  • Develop more effective triaging and re-direction of potential users at first and subsequent points of contact
  • Ultimately, develop more local and bespoke service models where local demand is matched to local supply (statutory, voluntary or community)

Community Led Support is a National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) programme supported by Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s ihub and Outside The Box, who are working alongside in planning and learning from the programme. South Ayrshire is one of 6 Scottish sites to adopt this programme.

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Further information on Community Led Support can be found through the attached documents: