Our vision for Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is set out in the Strategic Plan:
“to enable people in the Falkirk HSCP area to live full and positive lives within supportive and inclusive communities”
Falkirk HSCP delivers adult social care services and community health services in the Falkirk area.
The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 set out the requirement for NHS Boards and Local Authorities to integrate adult health and social care services in Scotland. Integration aims to improve care and support for people who use services, their carers and their families. It does this by putting a greater emphasis on joining up services and focussing on anticipatory and preventative care.
By working together, NHS and Council social care services can deliver health and care needs of people, ensuring those who use services get the right care and support at any point in their care journey.
Examples of the services included are:
- Community Health services – District Nursing, Mental Health and Learning Disability Services
- Contracted Health Services – GPs, Pharmacies
- All adult social care services – Care at Home, Care Homes, Community Care Teams
- Elements of Housing services for aids and adaptations and Gardening Aid and
- Aspects of Acute services (hospitals) relating to unscheduled care.
Integration will focus on health and social care services, with third and independent sectors providing a valuable contribution.
Falkirk HSCP is working to deliver the national outcomes for health and wellbeing, and achieve the core aims of integration to:
- improve the quality and consistency of services for patients, carers, service users and their families
- provide seamless, integrated, quality health and social care services in order to care for people in their homes, or a homely setting, where it is safe to do so
- ensure resources are used effectively and efficiently to deliver services that meet the needs of the increasing number of people with long term conditions and often complex needs, many of whom are older.