The Health and Social Care Partnership wishes to actively engage in a transparent and meaningful way with Service users, Families, Carers, Staff and Provider organisations about upcoming Commissioning plans. The intent is to work together to improve care, promote independence through preventive measures and provision of support at the earliest opportunity.
The Partnership is now preparing targeted engagement with the key groups - below - over the coming weeks, but also preparing public events for all stakeholders;
What currently works well on any aspects of service delivery across the whole health and social care system? What do you think could be improved, changed or developed during the course of the new plan?.
Respondents should clearly mark which target groups they would wish to see the improvements in, and forward completed pro formas to me by 4 Oct 19 either by email: email@example.com or post: Jeanette Whiting, Health and Social Care Partnership, Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6FF. Should you wish to discuss this further or would like me to follow up with direct engagement with your teams/ stakeholders then I can be contacted on my mobile below.
Consultation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace was launched by the UK Government’s Equalities Office on 11 July (closing on 2 October).
The consultation makes it clear that employee protections under equality law is separate to wider employment rights. The consultation asks about 5 distinct areas –
1. The creation of a new equality duty on employers – to take all reasonable steps to prevent harassment of employees;
2. Better clarification of existing Equality Act duty on employers to protect employees from third party harassment;
3. Extend Equality Act protections to include Volunteers and Interns;
4. Employment Tribunal time limits for equality cases;
5. Work to identify workplace interventions that are effective. Calling for details of any other sexual harassment interventions that should be considered by UK Gov.
NHS Lothian Health Promotion Service
Capacity Building Programme
Review of Community Development & Health training
Community development is an approach to working in and with communities which has a long history. For the last 20 years in NHS Lothian we have delivered a course which links community development principles to health. These principles: participation, equity, partnership, empowerment and collective action continue to be highly relevant to the current policy agenda around empowerment, health and community planning. The course stresses the importance of the wider determinants of health and aims to encourage workers in health, local authority and the voluntary sector to use the approach and methods of community development as a way of adapting practice to address inequalities in health.
Participants’ evaluations tell us they find the course very useful and enlightening, increasing their knowledge, confidence and skills.
Family arguments and disagreements are normal but if left unresolved they can have a devastating impact on someone’s health, well-being and life chances.
Cyrenians’ Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) is a national resource supporting young people, families and those working with them to transform relationships and improve lives.
Our 2019 National Surveys has been designed to get input from young people, parents/carers and those working with families and we'd love to hear from you and know your ideas and insights. We appreciate that discussing family life is not always easy, but in completing this survey, you will be helping us develop resources to support your needs and those of families across Scotland.
SCCR National Surveys –
Please complete these 10 minute surveys by June 30th
If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, or would like to find out more just get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 475 2493.
Public Health Scotland will bring together Scotland’s national expertise and capacity in Public Health Intelligence, Health Protection and Health Improvement into a new single body. Public Health Scotland will:
UK charity is following-up its major 2014 survey, M.E. Time to Deliver, by looking, five years on, at health, welfare, employment and education for children and adults with M.E. in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. By sharing your experience on topics including symptom management approaches, the impact of M.E. on your relationships, and access to the right sort of support, you can help Action for M.E. campaign more effectively for improved services and support from professionals, planners and policy-makers. You can find the Big Survey online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/afmebigsurvey, and it’s open until Friday 2 August. It’s a long survey, and you have the option of saving it to come back to so you don’t have to do it all at once.
Please see below an invitation from the Unforgotten Forces partner the Scottish Older People's Assembly (SOPA) for veterans aged 65 and older to attend an engagement event taking place at the Legion Club in Bathgate on Thu 13th June. The views, voices, issues and opinions gathered at this event will then be taken to SOPA's annual Scottish Parliamentary Assembly at Holyrood later this year in October. As such this will be a good opportunity for older veterans to help influence parliament and politicians etc. in regard to the issues that affect or matter to them. Refreshments, lunch and musical entertainment will also be provided (for free!).
Should you have any queries about this event, or wish to book a place, please contact Caroline Clark at SOPA on e mail: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or tel: 0131 357 1277
Consultation on Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Strategic Plan 2019-22
On 9 May 2019, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will launch a new draft Strategic Plan for public consultation.
The plan marks an important stage in the development of the Service and will shape our forward direction for the next three year period. The draft Strategic Plan 2019-22 will be fully consulted upon for 10 weeks, ending on 18 July 2019.
As one of our vitally important partners, we value your views on the activities we propose as we aim to ensure that your needs, and those of Scotland’s communities, are met.
Access to the public consultation exercise will be readily available on our website from 9 May 2019. I will also ensure that you receive a copy of our proposed draft Strategic Plan and details on how you can participate in the consultation.
Locality Planning Engagement Events – Have your say on Adult Health and Social Care in West Lothian
The council and NHS Lothian are working together under the direction of the West Lothian Integration Joint Board to provide better health and social care services in West Lothian. To make sure that services are matched with local need, separate community-based plans will be produced for the East and West of West Lothian. As part of the engagement process, you are invited to come along to an event for your Locality to share your views. Please look at the attached surveys if you are unsure which Locality is most appropriate for you. There are two times available for each Locality, which are listed below:
West Locality Events
Blackburn Partnership Centre (Multi-Purpose Room)
Tuesday 14th May
2.30pm – 4.30pm or
5.30pm – 7.30pm
East Locality Events
Howden Park Centre (Space 3)
Tuesday 21st May
2.30pm – 4.30pm or
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Please contact Lorna Kemp at email@example.com by Tuesday 7th of May for the West events or by Tuesday 14th May for the East events. Please include your name, whether you are an individual or attending on behalf of a group or organisation, which date and time you would like to attend and any access requirements that you have.
To find out more about the Locality Plans consultations and take part in the survey for the East or West Locality, please visit: http://www.westlothianchcp.org.uk/IJB-strategic-plan
The Scottish Government are runnng a short term lets consultation which was launched by FM yesterday and is now live. The consultation will run until 19 July 2019, and can be accessed via the following link: https://consult.gov.scot/housing-services-policy-unit/short-term-lets/.