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Our Strategic Plan, Creating a Healthier Falkirk, sets out a vision and priorities for the three-year period between 2023 – 2026. The plan reflects the needs and aspirations of Falkirk’s communities, produced following a major engagement programme which gathered feedback from the public, our staff, and external partners. It is thanks to this collaborative approach that our efforts will create a healthier Falkirk, enabling local people to live full and positive lives within supportive and inclusive communities.
Accompanying the full strategic plan, the Partnership has published a ‘plan on a page’ summary and an easy-read version making the vision accessible to a wide range of audiences.
Integration SchemeThe Integration Scheme is a legally binding agreement between Falkirk Council and NHS Forth Valley, known as ‘parties’ in the scheme. The scheme describes what the parties will do to enable the Partnership’s Integration Joint Board to meet its responsibilities, known as ‘delegated functions’. The scheme contains high level statements of commitment to ensure flexibility and accommodate future changes. The Board became responsible for adult and older peoples services from April 2016.
Integrated Workforce Plan
This plan sits alongside our Strategic Plan and outlines how Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership will support and develop the local workforce to deliver our vision for Falkirk and support and improve the wellbeing of our communities.
Participation, Engagement, and Communication
These documents support the implementation of the Partnership’s Strategic Plan, covering a three-year period until 2024.
The renewed Participation and Engagement Strategy, first published in 2016, ensures as many people as possible can be involved and actively engaged in the design and development of health and social care services in the Falkirk area.
The new Communications Strategy outlines how effective communication can help the Partnership achieve its strategic vision. It’s principles apply to all Partnership staff and their communication activity.
|Participation and Engagement Strategy (2021 – 2024)|
|Communications Strategy (2021 – 2024)|
|A British Sign Language summary video is available for both strategy documents.|
Alcohol and Drug Partnership
Bringing together Falkirk Council, NHS Forth Valley, Police, Fire, and third sector colleagues, along with people who have ‘lived experience’ of alcohol and drug use, Falkirk’s Alcohol and Drug Partnership is responsible for the planning of local support services.
The Alcohol and Drug Partnership also informs prevention, education, and licensing decisions to promote a local environment which challenges stigma and builds understanding of the issues which can prevent people accessing help and support.
Carers SupportThe Partnership provides support for unpaid carers through the Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre. These documents support the planning and delivery of carers services.
The Falkirk Carers Strategy (2019-2022) has been developed by the Partnership and Falkirk Council’s children’s services in collaboration with Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carer’s Centre and CVS Falkirk.
Strategy and Governance
|Carers Strategy (2019 – 2022)|
|Unpaid Carers Needs Assessment|
|Falkirk Local Eligibility Criteria Framework for Unpaid Carers|
Short Break Support
|Falkirk Short Breaks Services Guide|
|Falkirk Short Breaks Services Statement|
About our local populationIn order for the Partnership to produce a detailed Strategic Plan that meets the needs of its local population, we first require a clear understanding of the health and care needs of the population, from across the perspectives of NHS Forth Valley and Falkirk Council, and other key stakeholders. Our needs assessments provide a comprehensive description of health and social care data relevant to the Falkirk area.
In addition, the Partnership has identified three localities for strategic planning purposes (East, West and Central). Each locality profile presents a ‘picture’ of current need and demand in the local area.