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Consultation on draft Local Eligibility Criteria for Carers in South Ayrshire

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Developing a Dementia Strategy

Dementia is a national priority in Scotland, and Scottish Government has recently published a national strategy that covers 2017-2020.

In South Ayrshire we benefit from examples of existing good practice. The Health and Social Care Partnership is working with others to enable the introduction of a framework for dementia care. Our hope is that South Ayrshire is and continues to be a good place for people to live with dementia. This means that families feel supported in their caring roles, that post diagnostic support is offered and delivered according to the choices of each individual.

We want to make sure that people can live well with dementia, and that means looking at the good practice of existing support agencies and raising awareness of positive responses and provisions. We are currently developing a local dementia strategy and have set out some early thoughts regarding our approach in the attached document. This document sets out early work on the strategic themes that we believe are important and will help us in South Ayrshire to deliver on our commitments.

In addition we are inviting a range of stakeholders to complete an online survey to inform our approach. This survey is intended to gather your comments in relation to the key themes set out in the outline document. If you work with or care for someone affected by dementia, we would like you to reflect views in discussion with them.

Please provide your views by responding to the survey no later than 12th January 2018. Early in the new year, we will use your feedback to develop a dementia strategy for South Ayrshire. We will consult on the content of this strategy early in 2018.

Integration Board Approves new Health and Social Care Strategies

The South Ayrshire Integration Joint Board at its meeting on 13th June, 2017, approved two new strategy documents and implementation plans for Adult Learning Disability Services for 2017-23 and Adult Community Mental Health Services for 2017-22. These are available at:

South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership Participation and Engagement Strategy

Effective participation and engagement is at the very heart of achieving of the vision of the South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership. The Partnership has produced a Participation and Engagement Strategy following consultation with a range of partners across South Ayrshire during 2016. The Strategy outlines how the Partnership will involve partners across South Ayrshire in order to develop services that meet the needs and improve outcomes for our communities.

Community Capacity Programme 2015/16 – Making a difference. A collection of case studies.

As part of the HSCP’s Community Capacity programme a variety of projects have developed more community based responses to support people’s health and care outcomes.

These case studies set out some of the positive work of these projects and the impact they have made on people’s lives.

Community Led Support

The Community Led Support South Ayrshire Facebook page is now live and you can view details.

Photographs capture last meeting of 2015-17 Integration Joint Board on 13th April prior to the 2017 Local Government Elections

  • Integration Joint Board
  • Chair, Vice Chair and Chief Officer

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