Draft Strategic Plan published for feedback

A draft strategic vision for Falkirk’s local health and social care services has been published, setting out the proposed direction for services over the next three years.

The draft plan, published by Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership, is being shared with staff, partner organisations, and local communities to gather feedback before it is finalised this spring.

This final step follows a major engagement programme undertaken by the Partnership over the last year, which saw a range of consultations and face-to-face engagement sessions with community groups, third sector organisations, and partners.

The plan outlines the current and future local challenges, and how health and social care services can be planned to better meet the needs of the local population.

Guided by views and feedback from across the local community so far, the draft strategy proposes that over the next 3 years the Partnership focuses on:

  • Strengthening community-based services
  • Ensuring people can access the right care, at the right time
  • Early intervention and prevention
  • Supporting carers in their caring role
  • Developing a sustainable workforce
  • Exploring and implementing new technology to improve support and services
  • Continuing to improve its communication approach and public engagement activity

Commenting on the engagement process, Patricia Cassidy, Chief Officer, Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “We want to hear from people within the Falkirk area to ensure our next Strategic Plan and priorities properly reflect the views of our communities. By taking part, you will ensure future health and social care services will meet the diverse needs of our local communities.”

This final step, a consultation survey open until 24th February 2023, allows local people and groups to ‘sense check’ the strategy against feedback gathered over the last year.

The plan will then be finalised and presented to Falkirk’s Integration Joint Board for approval at its next meeting on 31st March 2023, ready for implementation in the next financial year.

The Draft Strategic Plan 2023 – 2026 has been published, alongside a short survey open until 24th February 2023, on www.say.falkirk.gov.uk 

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