The Third Sector Forum on Community Care and Health (CCHF) offers an opportunity for Third Sector organisations who work in, or have an interest in, adult health and social care to share information and practice.
Terms of Reference
Online Discussion Boards
Alongside the 4 forum meetings a year, we now facilitate an Online Discussion Board to support the work of the forum. The purpose of this discussion board is to allow colleagues to share information, raise issues and ask questions between the quarterly meetings. These discussions will be used to help to influence the agendas of upcoming meetings, with outcomes of conversations being fed back to the discussion boards. You can access the discussion board for this forum by clicking on the following link: Community Care and Health Online Discussion Board.
The Online Discussion Boards are publicly accessible, but you will need to register, and be logged in to be able to contribute to the discussions.
The forum continues to support “virtual” membership through the Online Discussion Boards. We realise it is not always possible to attend a meeting in person. As a virtual member of the forum you will have the opportunity to access the agendas and minutes of meetings through this page, engage with other forum members and take part in the discussion boards, raise issues and influence the work of the forum.
We hope you enjoy using the online discussion boards. If you do have any queries, or have any issues accessing or using the discussion boards, please contact David Gardener by phone: 01324 692010, or email: David@cvsfalkirk.org.uk
Dates of future meetings
- Tuesday 8th May 2018
- Tuesday 7th August 2018
- Tuesday 6th November 2018
All meetings will be held from 10am – 12pm and unless stated above, will be held at the Falkirk Fire Station.
Agenda for next meeting – Tuesday 8th May 2018 (will be available soon).
If there are any issues, speakers or areas of interest you would like added to the agenda of future meetings, please contact David Gardener, Development Officer, CVS Falkirk by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minutes of Previous Meetings
- Tuesday 6th February 2018 (available soon), Agenda 06.02.18, Presentation – Strategic Commissioning
- Tuesday 7th November 2017, Agenda 07.11.17, Presentations – Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland: Community Hub Shops and Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership: Reflections on Our First Year, Three Key Messages
- Tuesday 8th August 2017, Agenda 08.08.17, Presentation – The ALLIANCE and Human Rights
- Tuesday 9th May 2017, Agenda 09.05.17, Presentations – SOLD Outcome 4 and Falkirk Community Trust
David Gardener, email@example.com; 01324 692010
Health & Social Care Integration: Integration Joint Board
There are two third sector representatives as non-voting members of the Falkirk Partnership Integration Joint Board, these are:
The meeting dates for 2018 (which may be subject to change) are: Friday 2nd February, Friday 16th March, Friday 6th April, Friday 1st June, Friday 7th September, Friday 5th October and Friday 7th December.
Any questions should be addressed in the first instance to either of the two contacts named above.
The Board papers are issued every second month when the Board meets, and will be linked below.
- Friday 2nd February 2018 – Agenda (Alternatively, please visit the Falkirk Council website.)
- Friday 1st December 2017 – Agenda and Supplementary Papers: Part 1 and Part 2 (Alternatively, please visit the Falkirk Council website.)
- Friday 6th October 2017 – Agenda and Papers
- Friday 4th August 2017 – Agenda and Papers
IJB Third Sector Representative Position Available
Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) are seeking to recruit a third sector representative to the Integration Joint Board (IJB), starting in April 2018. Falkirk HSCP would like to hear from members of third sector organisations that currently deliver health and or social care services in the Falkirk Council area. The closing date for nominations will be 5pm on Wednesday 17th January 2018.
For further information, please visit the CVS Falkirk website.
Health & Social Care Partnership
The Falkirk Health & Social Care Partnership’s Strategic Plan was approved by the Falkirk Partnership Integration Joint Board on Thursday 24th March 2016, and sets out how services will be delivered across Falkirk 2016-2019. The Plan was developed using feedback from a number of meetings and events with service users, carers, community groups, members of the public and staff.
The Partnership has also issued its Participation and Engagement Strategy.
The Strategy is intended to set out principles for participation and engagement, which will make sure that people are involved, consulted with and actively engaged with the integration of health and social care. The principles for participation and engagement are relevant to staff, individuals, communities and agencies.
Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) Change Fund
The Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) Change Fund provided approximately £900,000 for the three years from April 2012 through to March 2015, as the Partnership Innovation Fund (PIF). A final report of the use of the PIF monies is now available. Requests for clarification should be addressed in the first instance to Karen@cvsfalkirk.org.uk