Health and Social Care is an important area of CTSI’s work. Many of our members provide activities that come under the umbrella of community health. As volunteering organisations, the positive impact of our members’ work in the community cannot be underestimated.
CTSI works with NHS Forth Valley, the Community Planning Partnership (the Alliance) and the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership to ensure that the community are fully involved and represented at strategic level and in local initiatives.
Activities include membership of the support team, information sharing, organising forums and focus groups and facilitating 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 Partnership has published a strategic plan, which sets out local priorities. It explains how and why services are changing to reflect the needs of the local population. Its vision is “to enable people in the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership area to live full and positive lives within supportive communities”.
The local outcomes are based on the Scottish Government’s national Health and Wellbeing Outcomes and were developed in partnership with all stakeholders and focus on self-management; community focused supports; safety; decision making; and experience.
The Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Forum is a great place to share information, learning and network. Meetings usually include a presentation either from a local or national group, Health and Social Care Partnership, feedback from the third sector, carer and service user representatives to the Partnership and a discussion around the agenda of upcoming strategic meetings such as the Integration Joint Board.
The Forum, which is held jointly with SVE, is open to groups and individuals with an interest in health and social care in its widest sense. It meets quarterly.
For further details about the forum please visit our events page.
To add items to the agenda, please contact Liz Rowlett
CTSI also supports Klacksun, the forum for users and carers of mental health services and Clackmannanshire Access Panel, which welcomes anyone with an interest in removing barriers to participation for disabled people and others.
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