Health and Social Care Integration

Delivery of health and social care

Health and Social Care Integration

The Scottish Government has decided that health and social care services could better meet people’s needs and those of the communities in which they live if they are joined up. To achieve this the Scottish Government  has passed legislation for the creation of Health and Social Care Partnerships across Scotland by health boards and councils. Health and Social Care partnerships have been set up in 31 local authority areas.


Clackmannanshire and Stirling share the same partnership. In the NHS ForthValley area there are two partnerships – Clackmannanshire and Stirling and Falkirk. Each partnership has its own governance and set of strategic documents, which set out local priorities.


Health and Social Care Partnerships have set up Integration Joint Boards (IJB). These are separate legal entities and make local decisions about the delivery of health and social care services. The Clackmannanshire and Stirling Integration Joint Board comprises 12 voting members drawn from equally from the two local authorities and six members from NHS Forth Valley. There are also non-voting members, which includerepresentatives from carers, service users and the Third Sector.


CTSI sits on the IJB along with another community member as a Third Sector Representative, which CTSI recruited  through an application process that included presentation to our local forums and a vote.


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.


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