Strategic Plans, Strategies and Policy Documents

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, 2017 and has been used to inform the Strategic Plan for the period 2018-21. 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 2017 - 2020

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 Audit Committee.

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.