Health and Social Care

An important area of CTSI’s work

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 Single Outcome Agreement 2013-2023 similarly has considered health and wellbeing in its vision for the fuure.

Testimonials

  • If people want to learn something new, we enable that to happen by giving them the training and skills – and along the way they get good company and a sense of achievement from what they have made
    Archie Scott Committee member, Wee County Crafters
  • I get a lot of satisfaction as an RSVP volunteer and I would recommend getting involved. Volunteering Matters to me because of the impact it can have on our community and making a difference to peoples lives. It gives me the opportunity to keep active and to contribute to my community in retirement.
    Bob Kerr Handyperson, Volunteering Matters
  • Deciding to befriend was undoubtedly one of the best decisions I have ever made - we both get so much out of it. I look forward to spending time with her every week and we are always commenting on how much we have in common! Loneliness is something that can affect anyone at any time, and it is projects like this that are so important in helping to stop it. I would recommend befriending to anyone – even if they are feeling apprehensive like I was – as the benefits to the person you are matched with and yourself are endless
    Katie Wardlaw Befriender, Volunteering Matters
  • It has been a good transition from working full time to volunteering. I had not done anything like this since my children were young as I worked full time for a long time but now I feel I can give something back to the community – and I am really enjoying this role. It is a great fit
    Mary Quigley Mary Quigley, Driver/Group Assistant, The Friendship Club
  • I love the variety of work at Play Alloa – there is always something different going on – answering the phone, preparing for the Christmas fayre, parent information evenings, helping with surgeries and providing information for parents. I have really enjoyed being part of a team – everyone helps and supports each other
    Julie Milligan Administration Volunteer, Play Alloa