Strategic Plans, Strategies and Policy Documents
Young Carers Strategy 2021-2026
The Integration Joint Board, at its meeting on 17th February 2021, approved the Young Carers Strategy. The Young Carers Strategy covers the period 2021 to 2026.
This Strategy sets out our local response to the statutory duties (responsibilities) of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 - which is a law that says what support must be given to carers, including young carers. South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership has responsibility for delivering that support on behalf of South Ayrshire Council and NHS Ayrshire and Arran.
In this Strategy we explain what it means to be a young carer and outline our plans to raise awareness, recognise and support young carers over the next five years. We will show how we will maintain our progress and make improvements in areas where changes need to be made.
Our approach to supporting young carers is aligned to the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) framework, which promote and protect young people’s health and wellbeing. We have developed our strategic themes around the eight GIRFEC well-being indicators – Safe, Healthy, Active, Nurtured, Achieving, Respected, Responsible, Included (SHANARRI).
As a working document it will be important that young carers are fully involved in the implementation of this Strategy. Progress will be monitored and reported and the Strategy will be reviewed regularly during its lifetime.
Young Carers Strategy 2021-2026
Digital Strategy 2020-2023
The Partnership’s Digital Strategy covering the period 2020-2030 was approved at the Integration Joint Board on 21 October 2020. This Strategy supports the delivery of the Partnership’s vision and aligns closely with national and local strategies, including Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Strategy and the digital strategies of both NHS Ayrshire and Arran and South Ayrshire Council. It recognises the pervasive nature of technology and, by providing a vision of a digitally transformed health and social care service, looks to put digital at the heart of all aspects of the Partnership’s activities. In doing so, the Strategy aims to deliver positive outcomes for staff, partners and service users across South Ayrshire through improvements in service delivery and efficiency.
View the Digital Strategy 2020-2030
Sexual Exploitation Strategy 2020 – 2025
The South Ayrshire Integration Joint Board at its meeting on 16th September 2020,
approved the Sexual Exploitation Strategy for the period 2020-2025. The Strategy was developed in
partnership with the Sexual Exploitation Joint Action Group which consists of partners from Social
Work, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Educational Services, Community Learning and Development, Community Safety,
Police Scotland, Moving On Ayrshire and South Ayrshire Women’s Aid.
The Joint Action Group felt it was important to ensure that the Strategy applies to all children and
young people and adults at risk of sexual exploitation.
In line with the National Action Plan to Prevent and Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation Update, the
Sexual Exploitation Joint Action Group has agreed that this strategy is working towards the same strategic
priorities and including vulnerable adults:
- The risk that children, young people and vulnerable adults are exploited is reduced through a
focus on prevention and early identification.
- Children, young people and vulnerable adults at risk of or experiencing sexual exploitation and
their families receive appropriate and high quality support.
- Perpetrators are stopped, brought to justice and less likely to re-offend.
- Cultural and social barriers to preventing and tackling sexual exploitation are reduced.
Story Map of Sexual Exploitation Strategy 2020-2025
Sexual Exploitation Strategy 2020 - 2025
Summary Sexual Exploitation Strategy 2020 - 2025
Sexual Exploitation Strategy Powerpoint
Sexual Exploitation Strategy Infographic
Social Isolation Strategy 2019 - 2027
The Social Isolation Strategy for South Ayrshire covers the period 2019 - 2027. It has an initial focus on supporting older people who are lonely and/or isolated and has a
linked implementation plan setting out activity under the themes:
- Prevent: Raise awareness and prevent people from becoming chronically socially isolated or experiencing loneliness (primary prevention)
- Respond: Prevent people from developing chronic social isolation or loneliness. (secondary prevention)
- Restore: Prevent those who are chronically lonely and socially isolated from experiencing poor social or health outcomes (tertiary prevention)
Adult Carers Strategy 2019-2024
The South Ayrshire Integration Joint Board at its meeting on 16th May 2019, approved the new Adult Carers Strategy for the period 2019-2024. The Strategy was developed through discussions with carers, staff and partners including South Ayrshire Carers Centre, Crossroads and the Ayrshire Hospice.
The key strategic themes of the Strategy are:
- I am recognised and valued in my caring role
- I am supported in my caring role
- I am able to take a break from caring and look after my own health
- I am not defined by my caring role
The Strategy is available below:
Dementia Strategy 2018-2023
The South Ayrshire Integration Joint Board at its meeting on 12th September 2018, approved the new Dementia Strategy and Implementation Plan for the period 2018-2023. It sets out key strategic themes identified through discussions with service users’ representatives, carers, staff, and the South Ayrshire Dementia Strategic Planning Group. Support will be designed and delivered in ways that:
- promote preventative activity
- will ensure that people with dementia get access to appropriate and timely interventions
- address environmental issues to better support people with dementia
- examine how care pathways might be adapted to better support those with dementia
- provide options in the way people can choose to receive support;
- ensure that the needs of carers are fully considered; and
- protect people with dementia from harm
The Strategy is available below:
Integration Joint Board Strategic Plan 2018-2021
The Integration Joint Board at its meeting on 27th June 2018 approved a new Strategic Plan for the period 2018-21. The Strategic Plan is the principal planning document of the Integration Joint Board and the Health and Social Care Partnership. It sets out health and social care needs in South Ayrshire, including in each of its six localities, and proposes a programme of activity to address these needs. View a copy of the Strategic Plan and appendices.
South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership Workforce Plan 2019-2022
The SAHSCP Workforce Plan 2019-2022 was approved at IJB on 16th May 2019. This is the Partnership’s first workforce plan and focuses on the next 3 years (2019-22), but also aims to look beyond that by setting foundations that will deliver requirements for many years to come.
It will be reviewed annually. The scale of the Partnership’s remit and activities is extensive, and the workforce plan will never, nor should it attempt to, address every single aspect of the Partnership’s operation. The purpose of the workforce plan therefore is to establish, in broad terms, how best to ensure the workforce delivers the Partnership’s vision, values, mission and strategic objectives.
The Strategy is available below:
Strategic Needs Assessment and Area Profile
The following document is the current Strategic Needs Assessment and Area Profile for the South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership produced as at December, 2020 and has been used to inform the Strategic Plan for the period 2021-24. Locality profiles have also been produced for each of the six localities as well as a summary profile document which provides an overview of the key data from each profile, which can be found on the locality planning page.
South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership Terminology
The following document notes associated definitions of terminology used within the Health and Social Care Partnership and will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Previous Strategic Plan for 2016-19
The following documents are the previous IJB Strategic Plan documents for 2016-19 as approved by the Board on 17th June, 2016:
The second volume of the updated Plan for 2016-19 contains general population and health and social care based area and service profiles
of South Ayrshire, locality planning profiles for each of the six localities and locality maps.
The original, now superseded version of the Partnership’s Strategic Plan approved on 2nd April, 2015 is available below:
Children's Services Plan 2020 - 2023
The Children’s Services Plan has been prepared jointly by South Ayrshire Council and NHS Ayrshire and Arran, including the Health and Social Care Partnership, as well as Police Scotland and Voluntary Action South Ayrshire (Third Sector Interface).
Corporate Parenting Plan 2018-2021
The Corporate Parenting Plan 2018-2021 sets out the statutory responsibilities that Corporate Parents have. These are:
- Being alert to matters that could adversely affect the wellbeing of care experienced children and young people;
- Assessing their needs for the services and support provided
- Promoting their interests;
- Providing opportunities for them to participate in activities that will promote their wellbeing;
- Taking action to help them access the opportunities and services they provide; and
- Improving the way they exercise their functions in relation to care experienced young people.
The Scottish Care Leavers Covenant was created by an ‘Alliance’ of stakeholders, to close the gap between policy and practice for
care leavers. The Covenant supports the 'aftercare' (advice, guidance and assistance) of care leavers transitioning into
adulthood. Representatives in South Ayrshire have signed the Covenant which will galvanise Corporate Parents and partners to
identify and take forward action to support young people leaving care to achieve their outcomes. South Ayrshire’s Corporate
Parenting Plan 2018-2021 recognises the importance of the Covenant.
The Outcomes are set out in broad strategic terms, and many will involve the development of more detailed plans of action. An
Action Plan has been developed for Corporate Parents to make progress towards achieving the outcomes above. The progress of the
Action Plan will be monitored by the Corporate Parenting Group and will be reported on a six-monthly basis to Performance and
Learning Disability Strategy for 2017-23
South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership has finalised a new Strategy and Implementation Plan to support adults in South Ayrshire with a Learning Disability. The Strategy
has been developed with support and assistance from the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability and covers the period 2017-23. The content of the document has been informed by
earlier engagement with service users, families and carers and with professionals, managers and staff from organisations from across the sectors currently engaged in supporting
people with a learning disability.
The Strategy has been designed to ensure that organisations operating in South Ayrshire are able to meet the principles set out in the National Strategy for Learning
Disability – “The Keys to Life.” Given this, the Health and Social Care Partnership has agreed local outcomes in keeping with the national approach and an Implementation
Plan to deliver against these outcomes.
The Partnership has prepared a Strategy document which is available below, together with a summary version and a document containing information and evidence gathered during
the preparation of the document:
Adult Community Mental Health Strategy for 2017-22
South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership has finalised a new Strategy and Implementation Plan to support adults in South Ayrshire with Mental Health issues. The Strategy
has been developed with support and assistance from Health Improvement Scotland and covers the period 2017-22. The content of the document has been informed following earlier
engagement with service users, families and carers and with professionals, managers and staff from organisations from across the sectors currently engaged in supporting adults
with mental health issues.
The Health and Social Care Partnership has agreed local outcomes in keeping with the national policy context and, also, an Implementation Plan to deliver against these outcomes.
The Partnership has prepared a draft of the full Strategy document. A
summary version is also available.