Changing the direction of icebergs
Sheila McGhee, Clackamannanshire Third Sector Representative kicks off our new blog by reflecting on her current activity at the Health and Social Care Strategic Planning Group
Hello, my name is Sheila McGhee.
Since November 2016 I have been CTSI’s representative for the Third Sector on the Health and Social Care Integration Partnership’s Integration’s Strategic Planning Group.
This has been very interesting and informative, giving an insight into how and why thing need to progress with changes taking so long to implement. To change common sense thinking is a bit like changing the direction of an iceberg.
I have commented on the mapping of serious available in Clackmannanshire and Stirling including the NHS and have stood up for the Third Sector to be truly acknowledged and have its voice heard. Part of this work has involved dealing with the budgets available to the Third Sector, work force implications of new tax rules and ways of working.
Of particular interest is what happens when services are moved from the Public to the Third Sector and we look at what is enough money to maintain the quality, if not improve, the service.
How do we do this?
It’s by getting round the tables and each putting our heads together and coming up with proposals to take forward to consultation. Then it’s up to you to help us decide what to concentrate on.
So why not join us and help us make our voices heard.
We are looking for more people to come forward to join this work. It involves attending meetings and reporting to the Clackmannanshire Health and Social Care Forum – tea and biscuits included.