Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care is an important area of CTSI’s work. Many of our members are active in the area of health and social care to some degree, whether they are small groups providing a very local service or larger organisations that have been commissioned by the local authority/ NHS. As volunteering organisations, the positive impact of our members’ work in the community cannot be underestimated.
CTSI has been working with NHS Forth Valley and the Community Planning Partnership for many years as a member of the Public Partnership Forum Co-ordinating group and the Community Well-being and Safety Partnership. These groups have worked to improve the health of the community by identifying areas which need attention and initiating health improvement programmes.
CTSI works closely with the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership to implement health and social care integration – joined up social care – for adults. Activities include membership of the support team, information sharing, organising forums and focus groups and facilitating at events. CTSI has recruited representatives from the Third Sector to sit on strategic groups and has established the Clackmannanshire Health and Social Care Forum to act as a sounding board and line of communication between decision makers, third sector and the wider community.
The health issues of the wider community have been detailed in the Strategic Needs Assessment published by the Partnership in 2016. The Clackmannanshire Alliance new Local Outcomes Improvement Plan 2017-2027 similarly has considered health and wellbeing in its vision for the future.