Working together for the best possible outcomes...
- Sharing the job in Annandale and Eskdale of making our communities the best place to live active, safe and healthy lives...
- Supporting people to live well and independently at home or in a homely setting in the community for as long as possible.
Health and Social Care services are changing in order to meet the needs of people across Scotland. Locally our Health and Social Care Services will soon become one organisation.
Why Are Services Having To Change?
People are living longer and often have very complex health and social care needs. This increase in demand for services means we must look at different ways of working with people to ensure they have choice and control and can live safely and independently in their own homes for longer. Its important people get the right services at the right time and money is spent on what people need. What Will Be Different?
Locally our GP’s, Hospitals, Health Workers and Social Care staff (and others) will work side by side to share information and take a much more co-ordinated approach with a focus on identifying what really matters to people and working with them to achieve this.
How Might This Affect You?
In order to meet the changing needs of society we need services to work with individuals and communities to make best use of what we have.
What Will That Look Like?
Listening to and understanding what you need to improve your health, well-being and quality of life and working with you to help you achieve this. Working with you to ensure you have the information and access to any support you may need to help you better manage your health condition or disability. Ensuring your experiences are positive and services that are provided are personalised and safe. You will be an equal partner in your health and social care planning; and will be supported to take more responsibility to keep well. We will identify and support people who look after others and help them continue their caring role.