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Strategic PlanThe Strategic Plan sets out how services will be delivered across Falkirk. The plan initially covered a three year period (2019 -2022), with the Integration Joint Board approving its extension by one year until 2023 as a result of coronavirus-related disruption. The Plan was developed following a year-long engagement process, using feedback from a number of meetings and events with service users, carers, community groups, members of the public and staff. As of March 2022, a review process has begun with opportunities to get involved soon.
Integration SchemeThe Integration Scheme is a legally binding agreement between Falkirk Council and NHS Forth Valley who are known as ‘the parties’ in the scheme. The scheme describes what the parties will do to enable the Partnership’s Integration Joint Board to meet its responsibilities (or ‘delegated functions’). The Board became responsible for adult and older peoples services from April 2016. The scheme contains high level statements of commitment to ensure flexibility and accommodate future changes.
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.|
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|
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.