With a Foreword from our Chief Executive, Professor Ian Welsh OBE, this exciting collection brings together the views of over 30 people with personal and professional experiences of integration.
Contributions from the third and independent sectors cover issues like children’s and women’s rights, Third Sector Interfaces, fuel poverty, palliative care and social housing.
Personal views are shared by people with experience of integration in Dumfries and Galloway, how integration could better intersect with social security, the impact on unpaid carers, and the experiences of non-voting members on Integration Authorities.
We also hear from professionals in a range of fields, including Scottish and local Government, Integration Authorities, academia, primary care and social work, amongst others.
We are extremely grateful to so many members and partners for sharing their views with us. As you will see, the broad range of opinions reflect the very different experiences that individuals and organisations have had of integration across Scotland so far. However one thing is clear – and all our contributors agree – we all want to see integration achieve its vision and to be part of the journey to ensure it reaches its intended outcomes.
You can download a copy of the complete anthology, or jump straight to individual contributions via the links below:
Alex Thorburn, Advocate and Community Activist
Alison Keir, Royal College of Occupational Therapists
Alison Taylor, Scottish Government
Annie Gunner Logan, Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland
Cath Denholm, NHS Health Scotland
Disability Equality Scotland
Donna, Campaigner and Volunteer
Emma Ritch, Engender
Dr Erik Sutherland, East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Fiona Collie, Carers Scotland
Dr Graham Kramer, Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland
Helen Rainey and Elaine Gifford, University of the West of Scotland
Professor Ian Welsh OBE, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland
Judith Proctor, formerly Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership (now Edinburgh City Health and Social Care Partnership)
Juliet Harris, Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights)
Ken Milroy MBE, Aberdeen Foyer
Lynn Williams, Unpaid Carer
Margaret Moncrieff, South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Forum
Natalie Masterson, Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise
Norman Kerr OBE, Energy Action Scotland
People First (Scotland)
Councillor Peter Johnston, COSLA
Peter Kelly, The Poverty Alliance
Richard Meade, Marie Curie
Ruth Dorman, Deafblind Scotland
Sarah Boyack, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Sue Beer, formerly Shetland Islands Integration Joint Board
Susan Kelso, Scottish Government
Theresa Shearer, ENABLE Scotland
Trisha Hall, Scottish Association of Social Workers