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Integration in Action – Six Themes of Integration

Section: The ALLIANCEHealth and Social Care IntegrationMembershipPeople and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 3rd December 2019

A new collection of case studies demonstrate the good practice that is taking place within health and social care integration.

In partnership with Moray Wellbeing Hub, Dumfries and Galloway IJB, Homeless Network Scotland, Engage Renfrewshire, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, Forth Valley Sensory Centre and Glasgow City HSCP, the ALLIANCE’s Integration Support team has collected seven case studies which demonstrate the good practice that is taking place within health and social care integration.

These case studies consider the themes of:

  • Co-Production and Leadership
  • Financial Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Information Sharing
  • And Meaningful and Sustained Engagement

Each project is either led by, or has strong involvement from, third sector organisations – demonstrating the key role the third sector has to play in health and social care.

Professor Ian Welsh OBE, the ALLIANCE’s Chief Executive, commented on the report: “The ALLIANCE work hard to develop and shine a light on examples where integration is being made real for people.”

“At the ALLIANCE, we like to take a positive approach. We believe that there is much to be gained from looking at what is working well and considering how the learning from successful initiatives can be applied in different contexts or geographical areas.”

“By working together, we can ensure that the case studies included in this report do not remain one-off success stories – but instead, act as a blueprint that we can all follow on the path towards increasingly integrated working.”

The full report can be downloaded below.

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