The Health and Social Care Partnership works to support people living in Perth and Kinross to lead healthy and active lives and live as independently as possible in their own homes, or in a homely setting with choice and control over the decisions they make about their care and support.
Health and social care services delivered by the NHS and the Council are now jointly planned and delivered through an Integrated Joint Board (IJB) for Health and Social care. The Health and Social Care Partnership is an equal partnership between the NHS Tayside and the Perth and Kinross Council with representatives from the Third Sector and communities. The Partnership has produced Strategic Commissioning Plan outlining their priorities from 2016-2019.
What is integration?
Integration means that by co-ordinating the way in which we deliver Health & Social Care services; NHS Tayside, Perth & Kinross Council and our partners (voluntary and independent service providers) can develop better, more responsive and far more sustainable care models now and for the future. This is about working together not just as care providers but also including the views and ambitions of care users, their families and carers. Only with this approach can we successfully improve our service in the ways people want.
Why are health and social care services integrating?
This transformation is happening right across Scotland. Integration of adult health and social care is part of the Scottish Government’s programme of reform to improve outcomes for adults who use health and social care services. The aim is to make sure that services are tailored to meet the particular needs of individuals and local communities. The changes that are being made are in response to what people have been asking for – to make services more joined up, with better communication between service-providers and more flexible and tailored to suit the needs of the people who use the services.
The Partnership works in 3 Locality Areas: Perth City, North Perthshire and South Perthshire and Kinross-shire. Locality working will enable us to work closely with communities and ensure we tailor services to the needs of local people.
PKAVS – Third Sector Partners