South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership
The principal aim of South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in the area. To make this happen, we are ensuring that the expertise and resources of health and social care services are combined, shared, co-ordinated and plans are made jointly – with the person at the centre of our collective efforts. Key partners also include the third sector, the independent care sector, unpaid carers and a range of stakeholders – including people at the very heart of our communities. Our vision is working together to improve health and wellbeing in the community, with the community.
The formation of SLH&SCP
Integration of Health and Social Care is the Scottish Government’s programme of reform. One of the main aspects of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act was to create statutory Health & Social Care Partnerships (H&SCPs) in each local authority area in co-operation with health boards. It was this act that saw the formation of South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
The end goal
We’re working together to achieve the nine national health and wellbeing outcomes .
In essence, these outcomes provide the partnership with clear direction and are the goals – set down by the Scottish Government - we are working at local level to attain. They also set out the difference we intend to make to people’s lives from people who use our services to staff and partners.