Residents are invited to events to discuss two strategic plans

Published: Thursday, 19th November 2015

We and our partners are encouraging all residents to attend engagement events to discuss two vital strategic plans on areas which affect almost everyone in their day-to-day lives.

The second draft of the ‘Strategic Plan for Health and Social Care’ and the draft of the ‘Integrated Children and Young People’s Plan’ are currently out for consultation.

Ask about the strategic plans

Members of staff will be available at the following venues to discuss the plans with the members of the public and answer any queries:

  • Monday 23 November – Heart of Hawick, Hawick, 10am – 2pm
  • Friday 27 November – Transport Interchange, Galashiels, 10am – 2pm
  • Thursday 3 December – Library Contact Centre, Duns, 1 – 4pm
  • Friday 4 December – Tesco Superstore, Peebles, 10am – 2pm

All of these events are informal, no booking is necessary. Drop in and chat with our teams.

Strategic Plan for Social Care and Health

The plan for Health and Social Care sets out how we, NHS Borders and partners, including third and independent sector organisations, plan to work better together to deliver more personalised care. We aim to achieve ‘Best Health, Best Care, Best Value’ for communities in the Borders.

The second draft is called ‘Changing health & social care for you - a further conversation’. It is based on what the partnership learned during consultation in May/June this year, from:

  • local people
  • service users
  • carers
  • members of the public
  • staff
  • partners, including third and independent organisations

Consultation ends on 11 December 2015.

Integration of Health and Social Care is the Scottish Government’s legislation-led initiative to have a health and social care partnership for each of the 32 Council areas in Scotland by April 2016.

Download a copy of the strategic plan and/or submit your views.

Integration team will be at local area forum meetings

Members of the Integration team will also be attending the following Area Forum meetings with a presentation about the plan:

  • Wednesday 2 December – Tweeddale Area Forum
  • Thursday 3 December - Berwickshire Area Forum
  • Wednesday 9 December – Cheviot Area Forum

Integrated Children and Young People's Plan

The plan for Children and Young People sets out how we will prioritise to deliver meaningful and sustainable improvements to the lives of children and young people, particularly the most vulnerable.

Along with ourselves, other partners include:

  • NHS Borders
  • Police Scotland
  • the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration
  • the volunteer sector in the Borders

Consultation ends January 6 2016.

Download further information and consultation questions.

For hard copies of either document or for more information, call our Customer Service team on 0300 100 1800.