The third and independent sectors, including carers, provide significant levels of care and support and are crucial partners, with the statutory services, in the provision of a wide range of support. It is particularly important that there is a focus on building on the principles of inter-agency working enshrined in the Change Fund for older people‘s services. The contribution of the third and independent sectors in enabling delivery of better outcomes is also a crucial factor in the Scottish Government‘s wider public service reform plans.
This programme supports the development of the independent care sector as a full partner at both national strategic policy level and at a local level, engaged fully in joint commissioning strategies, health and social care integration and other key policy drivers such as self-directed support.
Programme currently in design stage. Support is available to all Health and Social Care Partnerships.
Scottish Care, Scottish Government, COSLA, Third Sector, Health and Social Care Partnerships, NHS boards
Benefits of programme
This programme supports the development of the independent care sector as a full partner at both strategic and local levels; ensuring the sector is fully engaged in joint commissioning strategies, health and social care integration and other key policy drivers such as self-directed support. The programme is designed to develop stronger links with Health and Social Care Partnerships, the Third sector, NHS boards, local authorities and the Scottish Government. This will allow a more joined-up co-productive approach to be delivered with quality initiatives and approaches being developed consistently across sectors providing better services for people.