Strategic Plans, Strategies and Policy Documents

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.

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 2017-2020

Our Corporate Parenting Plan has been developed in partnership with all corporate parents in South Ayrshire.

The focus of this plan is on what we can do together. With this Corporate Parenting Plan, we intend to raise the expectations on care experienced children and young people in South Ayrshire to achieve their potential and to challenge ourselves to make the improvements needed to make the difference for them.

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.