Joining Up Health and Social Care in Forth Valley
Integration of health and social care is the Scottish Government’s programme of reform to improve services for people who use adult health and social care services. It will ensure that health and social care provision across Scotland is joined-up and seamless, especially for people with longer term and often complex needs, many of whom are older or disabled. This will make it easier and quicker for you to access the services and support you require and help you to live safely and independently in your own home for as long as possible.
You won’t need to do anything differently – services will be more joined-up behind the scenes. Health and social care staff will work more closely to support individuals and deliver joined-up care in local communities across Forth Valley.
There are two health and social care partnerships which cover the Forth Valley area – one for Falkirk and one for Clackmannanshire and Stirling.
Integration is not about starting again as health and social care organisations in Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and Stirling work well together and there are already many successful examples of joint working which can be built on. Health and Social Care Integration is all about putting people first and ensuring that services are tailored to meet the individual needs of service users and their families.
Integration Joint Boards have been established for each Partnership and will be responsible for overseeing the planning, management and delivery of relevant health and social care services. Chief Officers have been appointed for each Partnership who will work closely with health and council staff to develop the Partnerships and plan and direct all of the delegated services.
Both Partnerships have developed Strategic Plans and these can be found on their respective Partnership pages through the links in the menu bar to the left.
To find out more about health and social care integration:
- Read the latest news
- Watch the short videos
- Latest Briefing Update
- Read the Frequently Asked Questions
- Read the Information Leaflet
- Glossary of Terms
- Visit the Falkirk Partnership page
- Visit the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Partnership Page
- Visit the Scottish Government’s website for more information
- View the delegated services
- National Health & Wellbeing Outcomes
- Integration Principles