We have listened – Feedback from Community Engagement and Joint Strategic Needs Assessment reports now available

Published: 3rd November 2022

The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership (HCSP) is pleased to publish the feedback we have received from our recent public engagement, alongside the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Both reports will inform the development of the Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Strategic Plan 2023-2026. These reports can be accessed on our website. 

The feedback report is called ‘We have listened’ and has been compiled by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) who were commissioned by the Partnership in June 2022 to undertake a range of public engagement activities. These included an online survey, face to face and online conversations in each of the five localities across the Borders, and some focussed sessions with people with lived experience to ensure the views of people from different equality groups were heard.  

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The purpose of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is to provide a clear understanding of the health and social care needs of the Borders population.

People told us that maintaining independence, effective communication, responsive services and living a good life were important to them. We also heard what is working well and what could be working better across the Borders in general and with specific observations from different localities. 

Chris Myers, Chief Officer of the Health and Social Care Partnership

“Our aim is to put our communities at the centre of everything we do, by working closely in partnership with people who have experienced our services, unpaid carers, our staff, the wider public and our partners. I would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who has been involved in this work so far. It is invaluable to hear what is important to our communities across the Borders. All the feedback we have received is being considered as we develop our Strategic Plan for 2023-2026. 

“We aim to publish a draft version of the Strategic Plan by the end of this year and will invite comments and feedback on that draft.  I look forward to continuing to work together to shape our health and social care priorities for the Scottish Borders.”