East Lothian Council

Integrating health and social care in East Lothian

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Health and Social Care Area Partnership Forums

East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership wants to engage with communities on major health and social care developments that affect your immediate area. We have three forums currently:

  • Dunbar Area Health and Social Care Forum
  • Musselburgh Area Health and Social Care Forum 
  • North Berwick Area Health and Social Care Forum 

Find out more about the Forums

East Lothian Health and Social Care Strategic Planning Groups 2017 

We have now established seven groups, each consisting of a multi-stakeholder themed Strategic Group with a corresponding Working Group which consists of key officers from the Partnership. The groups are:

  • Dementia Strategic Group and Dementia Working Group 
  • Carers Strategic  Group Cares Working Group 
  • Mental Health Strategic Group and Mental Health Working Group
  • Learning Disability Strategic Group and Learning Disability Working Group
  • Physical Disability and Sensory Impairment Strategy and Working Group
  • Palliative Care Strategic Group and Palliative Care Working Group 
  • Primary Care Strategic Group and Primary Care Working Group

Should you be interested in becoming involved in these groups, details of whether there are spaces on the group and how to get involved can be obtained through.Find out more . . .

Big Conversation 2. #OverToYou 

We recently held  Big Conversation 2.#OVerToYou, our second annual consultation event for stakeholders in health and social care integration in East Lothian. Our key note speaker wast Professor Brendan McCormack from QMU and the event was hosted by Iain Shaw from Media Education

See what you said 

Hear what Professor McCormack had to say about developing a 'culture of generosity' in integrated health and social care, view our case studies and see highlights and interviews - Big Conversation video channel 

Allied events 

We also support and/or host events on themes that inform our wider strategic planning, for example, carer identification (in January 2016) and on April 25th 2016 - East Lothian Autism Strategy – one year on . . .

Engagement with people on a one-to-one basis

We encourage people who use our services to play an active role in planning the services they receive. The best example of this is Self-Directed Support, which people who are eligible to choose how they use their support and helps them to have more control. And anyone who uses a social work service should be having regular reviews to see how services are working and to get feedback.

Tell us what you think 

We are always keen to hear from you and to keep you up to date with our plans and opportunities to help to shape them. To keep being involved and to give us your views:

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