We Need To Talk About Integration

Section: Policy into PracticeThe ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 17th June 2018
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ALLIANCE members and partners have contributed to a new and unique anthology about health and social care integration.

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

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