Joint Community Care Plan for Highland
Early in 2011, The Highland Community Care Partnership (The Highland Council and NHS Highland) launched its Joint Community Care Plan for Highland 2010-2013.
The Plan has been shaped by a comprehensive consultation with the people of Highland who have told us what is important to them.
Both the Plan and a summary of our extensive consultation can be accessed from the panel on the right hand side.
New Integrated Health and Social Care Service
On 21 March 2012 a partnership agreement was signed by the Highland Council and NHS Highland Board to create a new Highland Health and Social Care Partnership. This became a reality on 1 April 2012 when NHS Highland became the lead agency for the delivery of adult health and social care services across Highland. Information about the integration process can be found at www.highlandlife.net/planning_for_integration
A copy of a PowerPoint presentation detailing the new integrated service arrangements was delivered by Bill Alexander, Director of Health and Social Care, and can be accessed on the right hand side of this page.
Draft Strategies for Community Development and Volunteering
As we recognise the crucial role that informal, lower level services play in keeping people physically and mentally active and socially comnnected, it is important that we invest in our communities. Three Community Development Officers are already in post and and we have commissioned the development of a Community Development Strategy (through the Scottish Community Development Centre) and a Volunteering Strategy (from 'See-Change'). These strategies are now in draft format (see right hand side of this page) and we are keen to receive comment on them before their eventual publication and launch later this year.