Introduction

North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (the Partnership) is responsible for providing health and social care services within the local community. This means that most health and social care services out with a hospital setting now fall under the umbrella of the Partnership, including things like GP services, physios and occupational therapists, mental health services for children and adults, social work services, school nursing, justice services, learning disability services and many more.

As well as these services, the Partnership also includes the Third sector - involving many charities and volunteers - and the Independent sector - including services such as care homes. We are all working together to achieve the Partnership's vision.

Demand for health and social care services is increasing, while at the same time we have less money to provide services. Our new draft strategic plan outlines this challenging environment.
 
We want your views. This will help us to finalise and create a new strategic plan that will map health and social care services in North Ayrshire from April 2018 until March 2021.

Click here to read the draft plan. Tell us what you think!

* Section 1: Our strategic vision

The new plan is clear about the ongoing challenging environment for health and social care: Demand for services is increasing and money to provide services is reducing.

The vision for the Partnership is that 'all people who live in North Ayrshire are able to have a safe, healthy and active life'.

Do you agree that this is the right vision for the Health and Social Care Partnership in North Ayrshire?

* Section 2: Our strategic priorities

Three years ago our communities told us that our strategic priorities (see below) were the right ones.
We want to check again if these priorities should stay the same or if there are other priority areas we should be focussing on.

Priority 1 - Tacking inequalities
Reducing poverty and the gap between the richest and the poorest can benefit everyone - life expectancy, mental wellbeing and a lot of other things get better when the gap between the richest and poorest is smaller.

On a scale of 1-5, to what extent do you agree that this should be a priority?

* Priority 2 - Engaging communities
The people who live in our communities can play a big part in shaping the services for our communities. We aim to involve you more in the development of Partnership services.

On a scale of 1-5, to what extent do you agree that this should be a priority?

* Priority 3 - Bringing services together
The Partnership will bring together health and social care services to ensure they're available when you need them. This might mean more services under one roof and a single point of contact - one place to get help for a lot of different health and social care issues.

On a scale of 1-5, to what extent do you agree that this should be a priority?

* Priority 4 - Prevention and early intervention
'Prevention is often better than cure'. To stop something from happening we usually have to do something early on, we have to take steps to stop a situation taking place or stop it getting worse. The Partnership wants to help you to stay well for longer, stop health concerns from becoming serious conditions and ensure you are kept safe from harm.

On a scale of 1-5, to what extent do you agree that this should be a priority?

* Priority 5 - Improving mental health and wellbeing
Mental health and wellbeing relates to quality of life. The Partnership wants to work at improving peoples quality of life and help people live well.

On a scale of 1-5, to what extent do you agree that this should be a priority?

* Are there any priority areas you think the Partnership needs to consider that have not been mentioned above? (If yes, please enter in the comment box below.)

* Section 3: Your health and wellbeing

Our Partnership pledge highlights what we will do.

However, we all need to work together, recognising that we have a shared responsibility to keep ourselves healthy and well. We each do different things to keep ourselves, our family, friends and neighbours healthy and well. We would like to include some examples of what people in North Ayrshire already do. 

Please provide an example of what you do to keep yourself, your family and/or your neighbours healthy and well.

* Health and social care services are under significant strain (more demand, less money), which means that we need to look after ourselves and our loved ones even more.

Looking ahead, what more can you do to keep yourself, your family and/or your neighbours healthy and well? Please give an example.

* Section 4: A little about you

Are you?

* What age group are you?

* Where do you live?

* Are you? (Please tick all that apply to you)

* Thank you for taking part in our health and social care strategic plan consultation survey. We will keep you informed of the results of this consultation by posting them on the Partnership website (www.nahscp.org)

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