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.
We want to hear from you! We’ve launched an online survey to gather your feedback, and ensure the Falkirk third sector forums are relevant and useful to our sector.
We’re looking to hear from all members of the sector, particularly those who have attended forums before, on what you would like to achieve and learn from them. The survey should only take 5 minutes to complete, and is open until 11:59pm on Sunday 31st March.
To submit your response, please visit the SurveyMonkey page.
If you have any questions regarding this survey, or any of the forums, please contact Scott Malcolm by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Laura Jamieson by phone: 01324 692003, or email: email@example.com
Dates of future meetings
- Tuesday 7th May 2019
- Tuesday 20th August 2019
- Tuesday 5th November 2019
All meetings will be held from 10am – 12pm and, unless stated above, will be held at the Falkirk Fire Station, Westfield, Falkirk, FK2 9AH.
Agenda for next meeting: Tuesday 7th May 2019
If there are any issues, speakers or areas of interest you would like added to the agenda of future meetings, please contact Scott Malcolm, Development Officer – Championing the Sector and Volunteering at CVS Falkirk by email: Scott.Malcolm@cvsfalkirk.org.uk
Minutes of Previous Meetings
- Minutes of Tuesday 5th February 2019 (available soon), Agenda 05.02.19
- Minutes of Tuesday 6th November 2018, Agenda 06.11.18, Presentation: Scottish Government Funeral Expense Assistance
- Minutes of Tuesday 7th August 2018, Agenda 07.08.18, Presentations: HSCP Locality Planning and Talking About Samaritans in Falkirk
- Minutes of Tuesday 8th May 2018, Agenda 08.05.2018, Presentation: MECOPP: “Rights, Respect and Responsibility” The 3 R’s Project, Additional Materials: Legal Rights Leaflet 1 and Legal Rights Leaflet 2
Scott Malcolm: 01324 692010, Scott.Malcolm@cvsfalkirk.org.uk
Health & Social Care Integration: Integration Joint Board
There are two third sector representatives as non-voting members of the Falkirk Partnership Integration Joint Board:
- Jen Kerr, CEO, CVS Falkirk: Jen.Kerr@cvsfalkirk.org.uk
- Maureen Hill, Fundraising and Project Officer, Scottish Waterways Trust: Maureen@scottishwaterwaystrust.org.uk
The meeting dates for 2019 (which may be subject to change) are: Friday 1st February, Thursday 28th March, Friday 5th April, Friday 6th September, and Friday 1st 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 1st February 2019: Agenda and Papers
- Friday 7th December 2018: Agenda and Papers
- Wednesday 21st November 2018: Agenda and Papers
- Friday 5th October 2018: Agenda and Papers
- Friday 1st June 2018: Agenda and Papers
- Friday 6th April 2018: Agenda and Papers
- Friday 16th March 2018: Agenda and Papers
Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP)
Falkirk HSCP Strategic Plan
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 new and updated Strategic Plan aims to set out the vision for adult health and social care, assisting people to live full and positive lives within supportive and inclusive communities, and will set the direction for the design and delivery of health and social care services 2020-2023.
As of January 2019, the HSCP has launched an online survey to gather feedback on the proposed changes and priorities of the new plan. The deadline for responses is Monday 25th February.
For further information, or to submit your response, please visit the Falkirk Council website. Alternatively, to request a paper copy, contact the HSCP by phone: 01324 504021, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Partnership’s Annual Performance Report for 2017/18 is now available to view or download on the CVS Falkirk website, and can be read using the BrowseAloud textreader.
The report shows the progress that the Partnership has made in delivering its Strategic Plan during the past year, highlighting the complex environment of health and social care, and summarises the work planned for the year ahead.
For further information, including previous performance reports, please visit the HSCP website.
NHS Forth Valley Health Improvement Strategy 2017 – 2021
NHS Forth Valley has published their health improvement strategy for 2017 – 2021, A Thriving Forth Valley.
Based around 5 strategic themes, the strategy sets out how NHS Forth Valley will work with local community planning partners to enable all communities across the Forth Valley to live healthier lives.
The strategy reflects the priorities and outcomes of the Falkirk Strategic Outcomes and Local Delivery (SOLD) Plan, and draws on a wealth of evidence, including:
- the Christie Commission (2011)
- the National Clinical Strategy for Scotland (2016)
- the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan (2016)
- Scottish Government’s 2020 Vision
To read the strategy, or for further information, please visit the NHS Forth Valley website.
Health and Social Care Standards
The new Health and Social Care Standards came into effect on Sunday 1st April 2018, replacing the National Care Standards.
The Standards apply across all health, social care and social work services. Not just to those involved in care delivery, but also those involved in the planning and commissioning of health, care and social work services. Care Inspectorate, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and other scrutiny bodies will be required to take the Standards into account when regulating and inspecting services.
The update is not only about scrutiny and inspection; the Standards help demonstrate the continuing commitment to delivering person-centred outcomes that meet the needs of the individual.
The new Standards are underpinned by 6 principles:
- dignity and respect
- be included
- responsive care and support
To view or download the new Health and Social Care Standards, or for further information, please visit the CVS Falkirk website.
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 Jen Kerr by email: Jen.Kerr@cvsfalkirk.org.uk