Published: Wednesday, 09th May 2018
Locality plans for the Berwickshire, Cheviot, Eildon, Teviot & Liddesdale and Tweeddale areas have been published.
The plans focus on recommendations from the Partnership’s Strategic Plan and set out the way in which health and social care services will be delivered across the five localities.
They have been developed to take into account a number of factors including:
- the increasing demand for services due to a rise in the population over age 65
- an increasing pressure on resources
- changing service user expectations
- the desire to improve health and social care experiences.
Full consultation held
To make sure that the five plans were fully representative of the needs of each locality:
- extensive research was carried out
- an in-depth area profile for each area was created
- locality working groups made up of key local representatives were established.
A consultation was also held with all feedback incorporated into the final plans. Priorities were identified for each locality.
Dr Stephen Mather, Chair of the Integration Joint Board
“The publication of these plans is a significant milestone for the Partnership as well as the people of the Borders looking to access health and social care services. They are the result of a considerable community engagement process which involved the creation of locality working groups to ensure that the voice of local communities was fully represented throughout their development, as well as making sure that all feedback received as a result of consultation was listened to.
“Our next priority is to establish the most effective way for the actions plans to be implemented, again in consultation with each of the Locality Groups and other partners, so that we are working together to deliver health and social care services in the future that will meet the needs of the Borders’ public in need of our support.”
The full plans, as well as a summary and easy read version, are available:
- in public libraries and health centres
- on request from the Health and Social Care Team on 01835 825080.