Consultations and redesign activities in partnership areas.

Aberdeenshire  – The Partnership are reviewing services at Ugie Hospital in Peterhead. There are currently five options being considered and the Partnership are inviting the community to come to an information event on Tuesday 17th April 2018 from 3pm – 7pm at the Rescue Hall Peterhead, where all of the options that have been identified will be looked at, with questions answered, and feedback gathered. Further information can be found on the Aberdeenshire Council website.

Dumfries and Galloway – TSDG have published a summary of the IJB papers and key notes from the Dumfries and Galloway IJB Meeting that took place in February. Find these (and previous papers) on the Integr3te website.

Dundee – The Northeast Third Sector Network for is holding a networking match up event from 8.45am-11.15am on Tuesday 24th April at The Community Services Complex, 101 Whitfield Drive, Dundee.

Speakers include Dundee TSI and Dundee City Council, and discussion sessions will cover Environmental Issues, Raising Aspirations and Attainment, Mental Wellbeing and Efforts to Support Healthy Weight. Further information and booking details can be found on the Eventbrite.

East Lothian – The Partnership have published their draft startegy for carers in East Lothian and want to hear your views. Find further information and a copy of the draft strategy on the East Lothian consultations page. Please note, the deadline for responses is 31st May 2018.

Midlothian – Senior managers from Midlothian Health & Social Care Partnership and the voluntary sector in Midlothian are coming together for a summit to explore new ways of working together to make the best use of collective available resources. The summit will provide an opportunity to better understand the environment and challenges faced and also to begin looking at supporting tests of change that might create new ways of working across sectors and across Midlothian. There is hope that this will be the first in a series of events that will build on what has been achieved so far and to consider further areas of development.

The summit will be held Wednesday 30 May between 9am and 1pm at McSense Conference Centre, Mayfield – all welcome. Please confirm your attendance to sandra.pinkman@midlothian.gov.uk by Friday 27 April.

Orkney – As part of Orkney Alcohol & Drugs Partnership’s (OADP) commitment to provide a comprehensive workforce development programme for workers and practitioners which will help enhance their skills and knowledge to effectively deal with alcohol and drug issues, the following training needs analysis has been pulled together. Your information and experience is valuable to the OADP in developing a robust training programme.  The survey should take no longer than 10 to 15 minutes to complete. If you have any queries regarding the survey or require it in another version, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Laughton, Clerical Assistant in Orkney Health & Care on karen.laughton@orkney.gov.uk. The deadline for responses is 13th April.

Perth – The Partnership is planning a workshop on Tuesday 24 April from 1pm – 5pm to explore 7 day working across the Partnership.

The workshop will explore the feasibility of this (benefits and barriers), and decide what 7 day working could look like, and what service areas would be a priority. This will include learning from other areas and where 7 day working has worked well in the past. The outputs of the workshop will then be presented to senior management and clinicians for consideration.

Third sector perspectives and contributions would be most welcome at the event to shape the thinking and outputs. The workshop would be particularly relevant to third sector services supporting Older People. If you would be interested in attending, please email helen.mackinnon@pkavs.org.uk, who will pass all names and emails to the event organisers.

Renfrewshire – Engage Renfrewshire have published their Annual Survey. The questions should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete, and all responses are anonymous and confidential. The deadline for responses is 18th April.