This consultation is now closed. If you have any queries please contact NHS Ayrshire and Arran.
East Ayrshire residents were invited to put forward their views to help shape the future of older people’s health and social care services.
In Ayrshire and Arran the number of older people aged 85 and over is expected to rise by 30 per cent between 2012 and 2022. As older people in this age bracket tend to use more health and social care services we need to ensure that we continue to manage services to cope with these future demands.
As part of the ‘Reshaping care for older people’ programme in Ayrshire and Arran, we have worked with local partner agencies ( NHS Ayrshire & Arran, East, North and South Ayrshire Councils, the independent sector (care homes and care at homes services) and the voluntary and community sector to draft a vision for services for the coming ten years.
Nationally and locally, older people have been telling health and social care services that they wish to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. This has helped form the local ten-year vision for joint services for older people – ‘Older people in Ayrshire and Arran enjoy full and positive lives within their own communities’.
Following the consultation process the draft ten year vision for reshaping care for older people in Ayrshire and Arran, and its supporting documents, can be found under further information.
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