Published: Tuesday, 18th July 2017
A consultation is being held on health and social care locality plans which have been developed for Berwickshire, Cheviot, Eildon, Teviot & Liddesdale and Tweeddale.
The plans focus on recommendations from the Health & Social Care Partnership’s Strategic Plan and the way health and social care services will be delivered across the five localities during 2017-19 in response to:
- increasing demand for services due to a rise in the population over 65 years of age
- increasing pressure on resources due to the rise in demand
- changing service user expectations and the desire to the improve health and social care experience.
Working groups from each locality have made a significant contribution to the development of the plans. Members have included:
- health and social care professionals
- third and independent sectors representatives
- housing specialists
- service users and carers
Focussing on local needs
The plans also focus on local needs and key priorities from the perspective of local people who use and deliver health and social care services.
Elaine Torrance, Chief Officer Health and Social Care Integration
"We are delighted that we now have the opportunity to seek further feedback from residents and communities across all five localities on our proposals for priorities identified to deliver health and social care services at a local level.
“It is important that local people, particularly service users, carers and health and social care professionals, have the opportunity to influence and inform service planning and I would ask all interested parties to consider these proposals carefully and provide their feedback.”
The formal consultation period runs from Monday 17 July to Saturday 16 September 2017.
The outcome of the consultation will be presented to the Health and Social Care Integration Joint Board on Monday 26 September 2017.
The draft locality plans were approved by the Health and Social Care Integration Joint Board at their meeting on 26 June. Papers from the meeting are available online.
Read the plans
The locality plans and feedback forms are available: