This page contains news and updates from Clackmannanshire & Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership.
IJB Equality Outcomes 2021/22 to 2024/25 Consultation
8th Feb 2021
The Equality Act 2010 requires all public bodies; such as Councils, Health Boards and Integration Joint Boards (Health and Social Care Partnerships) to publish equality outcomes at least every four years. Equality outcomes aim to achieve specific and identifiable improvements in people’s lives, eliminate discrimination, advance equality and foster good relations between different groups.
The Clackmannanshire & Stirling Integration Joint Boards current Equality Outcomes can be found on the website here. They were adopted based on local outcomes within the Integration Scheme and Strategic Plan. These are:
- Self-Management – Individuals, their carers and families are enabled to manage their own health, care and wellbeing;
- Community Focused Supports – Supports are in place, accessible and enable people, where possible, to live well for longer at home or in homely settings within their community;
- Safety – Health and social care support systems help to keep people safe and live well for longer;
- Decision Making – Individuals, their carers and families are involved in and are supported to manage decisions about their care and wellbeing;
- Experience – Individuals will have a fair and positive experience of health and social care
This consultation aims to engage with all people in Clackmannanshire and Stirling to consider whether these outcomes continue to be the right ones for the area. In line with Scottish Government guidance to reduce social interaction and only travel for essential items, this consultation is being undertaken through an online survey, however other feedback can be provided by emailing the HSCP mailbox.
Thank you for your support.
- Link to current Equality Outcomes 2020 / 2021
- Link to the consultation
- HSCP Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org
- Closing Date 26 February 2021
Consultation to help the Clackmannanshire & Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) shape how care and support is provided in Rural Southwest Stirling
The Clackmannanshire & Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) are holding a consultation on community health and care in Rural Southwest Stirling. Stage 1 of this consultation process has now been completed. Stage 2 of this consultation will run from 1 February until 15 March 2021. This consultation will include an online survey and a series of online events which will be accessed through Eventbrite. We also have options for those not able to engage digitally.
Why are we hosting this consultation?
The overall aim of the consultation is for the community to help shape the future delivery of care and support in a more person centred way, and to continue to develop an individual outcomes approach to care and support for people living in Rural Southwest Stirling.
Survey In Stage 2 we really want to hear what matters to you and invite you to participate in our events and online survey. We would like you to give your views on what is important to you in the future delivery of care and support in your local community. Participants not able to engage digitally can call the Stirling Council contact centre on 01786 404040 between 1 February and 15 March 2021 to complete this survey. We will endeavour to share this information through other channels as widely as possible.
Please use the following link to access the survey.
The Survey will be available to complete from 1 February until 15 March 2021.
Rural Southwest Communities
The Rural Southwest Stirling area has been defined as the communities of Gargunnock, Kippen, Fintry, Arnprior, Buchlyvie, Balfron, Killearn, Strathblane, Croftamie, Drymen, and the communities of East Loch Lomond.
What to expect from the online events?
Our events will be hosted online via Microsoft Teams. You can join us by registering at the Eventbrite link below and following that we will send a link to the online event directly to your email. The link will which also includes a dial in option, for those whose devices may not be compatible with Microsoft Teams.
At the event we will provide a brief explanation of the background to the consultation and how you can help shape the future delivery of care and support in your communities. It will be an interactive workshop, where will ask you 3 questions on what’s important to you.
To book a ticket for this event please use the following link to our Eventbrite page to register. A few days before the event you will receive an invite to an MS Teams video conferencing call with instructions on how to take part.
Online consultation workshops hosted through Microsoft Teams have been arranged at the following times:
- Wednesday 3 February 7.00 pm till 9.00pm
- Monday 8 February 2.00pm till 4.00pm
- Thursday 18 February from 2.00 pm till 4.00pm
Consultation on the future delivery of community health and social care across the rural southwest Stirling area
25th Jan 2021
The ‘Stage 1 – Pre-Consultation’ survey is open for responses from 8pm on Tuesday 8 December 2020 until 9am on Monday 25 January 2021.
Please use the link below to access the survey questions relating to ‘Stage 1 – Pre-Consultation’ of the Clackmannanshire & Stirling Health & Social Care Partnership’s Consultation on the future delivery of community health and social care across the rural southwest Stirling area.
What matters to you in Clackmannanshire and Stirling?
18th September 2020
By bringing health and social care services together, communicating better, and reducing duplication, we can improve the lives of people across Clackmannanshire & Stirling.
We want the people of Clackmannanshire & Stirling to be at the heart of designing changes to services which will focus on people and put them first. Through working together, we can build better outcomes for the people of Clackmannanshire and Stirling.
The Health and Social Care Partnership have launched a short survey and we’d like your views on the ways we could work together to improve health and wellbeing within your community. No decisions have been made and none will be taken until after the engagement exercise is complete. Your views will help shape how we plan and deliver health and social care within your community, and across Clackmannanshire and Stirling.
We would appreciate if you could share this survey across your networks to ensure we gather the views of as many people as possible.
You can access the survey here.
It will take 5-10 minutes to complete, and the submission deadline is 16 October 2020.
Printable or printed copies, as well as alternative formats can be provided on request, by contacting email@example.com.
Any copies completed in hard copy can be returned Freepost to:
Clackmannanshire & Stirling Health & Social Care Partnership
NHS Forth Valley
Castle Business Park
Stirling, FK9 4SW
Donations of PPE and other supplies
11th May 2020
The groundswell of public support for the NHS and staff working across our health and social care system responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has been phenomenal. There’s no doubt that communities, voluntary groups, businesses and individuals want to do their bit to try to help. Many businesses are looking at how they can use their existing expertise to produce supplies of things they are hearing are much-needed in the system – including Personal Protective Equipment, scrubs etc. Community groups and others have been hugely innovative in looking at how they can use their skills to help this effort too.
Clearly, any supplies accepted into use across the health and social care system, and for wider key workers, must meet certain quality and safety standards. And with so many offers coming forward, it’s important to prioritise those offers first that will contribute to existing stocks the most.
To do this, the Scottish Government has set up a team to respond to these offers. A single point of contact has been created and any business, community or voluntary organisation now wishing to make donations of PPE, scrubs, uniforms and other supplies should be directed to Covid-19NHSsupplychain@gov.scot.
Guidance is also available to those offering support in this way here.
Coronavirus advice for unpaid carers
23rd March 2020
Anyone providing regular support to a vulnerable friend or relative will want to do what they can to protect their own health and that of those they look after during the coronavirus outbreak.
Like everyone, unpaid carers (including young carers) and people being cared for should familiarise themselves with the public health advice on how to protect themselves from infection. As the situation is changing quickly, the guidance may also change, so carers should therefore check regularly to make sure they are following the latest guidance at NHS Inform.
Carers who do not already have an emergency plan in place may also want to talk with family and friends about who could take over their caring role if they become ill or need to self-isolate – particularly while social work services are under additional pressure during the coronavirus outbreak. It will also be important to make sure you have key information about the person you care for easily available – so that anyone taking over care has all the information they need.
Where carers and family and friends are unable to provide essential care for someone, they should contact their local social work department. Contact details here.
See NHS 24 for advice on coronavirus symptoms; precautions to take; and what to do if you think you may have become ill with coronavirus – www.nhs24.scot.
Covid-19 Update – Message from Chief Officer
18th March 2020
As part of our efforts to keep you informed, we will be issuing regular updates. These will include information on matters such as planning and resilience, operational service guidance, along with signposting to the latest national advice to ensure clear, consistent and timely sharing of information.
A number of planning and resilience arrangements have been put in place, including:
- Establishment of a local mobilisation centre
- Meetings of operational and strategic leaders from the mobilisation centre, initially twice per week
- Regular dialogue between service level staff and also at organisational level
- Development of a mobilisation plan, outlining planned contingency arrangements and resource requirements
- Arrangements to ensure access to supplies and equipment
Carolyn Wyllie, Head of Community Services, is meeting with each of our frontline teams to put in place preparations to ensure that our health and social care services continue to operate safely, and deliver support to those who need it most.
Wendy Forrest, Head of Strategic Planning and Health Improvement, is leading arrangements around planning and resilience.
Further information will be issued as it becomes available via Twitter, our HSCP website, and through the mobilisation centre to our teams and their service users, unpaid carers and our external service providers.
Further information specific to our partner organisations can be found at:
Annemargaret Black, Chief Officer
Clackmannanshire & Stirling HSCP
Up-to-date information and advice on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be found on NHS Inform. If you don’t have symptoms and are looking for general information, phone the free helpline on 0800 028 2816.
Integration Scheme Review
An initial review of the Integration Scheme has been undertaken, however, due to our ongoing efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic this work is currently not being prioritised and will be revisited. Our existing Integration Scheme remains in place.