Local Conversation in East Ayrshire

On Friday 2 December 2016, East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership will hold a Local Conversation as part of the public engagement on its Strategic Plan. The event will be held at the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock from 10am to 1pm and is open to the public.

Those who attend will be able to share their opinions on the Strategic Plan and hear feedback from the recent locality meetings. Attendees can also sign up for workshops to learn more about the work that is already happening in East Ayrshire to help residents have an active and healthier life.

Eddie Fraser, Director of East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership said:  “We have been out and about around East Ayrshire over the last few months listening to what our residents are saying about how they see their health and social care services delivered. We are working alongside local residents and community and voluntary groups to achieve the best outcomes for our local communities.’’


Ian Welsh, Chair of the Integration Joint Board said:  “Community representatives and local residents are best placed to know what their local community needs from health and social care services and we want to hear from you, so please join us on the day.’’

East Ayrshire was one of the first areas in Scotland to integrate Community Health and Social Care services. Following a ‘’shadow year’’ in 2014/15 the new Health and Social Care Partnership went live on 2 April 2015. In preparation for Integration there was engagement with a wide range of people to develop priorities for the partnership and how these will be taken forward. These are;

  • Children and young people, including those in early years, and their carers are supported to be active, healthy and to reach their potential at all life stages
  • All residents are given the opportunity to improve their wellbeing, to lead an active, healthy life and to make positive lifestyle choices
  • Older people and adults who require support and their carers are included and empowered to live the healthiest life possible
  • Communities are supported to address the impact that inequalities has on the health and wellbeing of our residents
  • If you wish to attend please email Aileen.Campbell@east-ayrshire.gov.uk or call 01563 525172.
  • Each year the Partnership is required to review its Strategic Plan to ensure it is still relevant to local communities and the environment around us.


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