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 Laura Jamieson by phone: 01324 692003, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates of future meetings
- Tuesday 25th August 2020
- Tuesday 3rd November 2020
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: will be available soon, pending confirmation.
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 May 2020 (meeting cancelled due to COVID-19), Agenda 05.05.2020
- Minutes of Tuesday 4th February 2020, Agenda 04.02.2020
- Minutes of Tuesday 5th November 2019, Agenda 05.11.19, Presentation: Community Led Support in Falkirk
- Minutes of Tuesday 20th August 2019, Agenda 20.08.19
- Minutes of Tuesday 7th May 2019, Agenda 07.05.19
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
The meeting dates for 2020 (which may be subject to change) are: Friday 20th March, Friday 5th June, Friday 4th September, and Friday 20th November.
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 6th December 2019: Agenda and Papers
- Friday 6th September 2019: Agenda and Papers
- Friday 7th June 2019: Agenda and Papers
- Friday 5th April 2019: Agenda and Papers
- Thursday 28th March 2019: Agenda and Papers
- Friday 1st February 2019: Agenda and Papers
- Friday 1st February 2019: Agenda and Papers
Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP)
Falkirk HSCP Strategic Plan
Falkirk Health & Social Care Partnership’s 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 sets the direction for the design and delivery of health and social care services 2020-2023. The Plan was developed using feedback from public consultation (including input from service users, carers, community groups, members of the public and staff).
Further information about the Plan can be found on the HSCP website, along with other key publications.
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 Reports are available on HSCP website.
The reports show 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.
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.