The integration of Health & Social Care is needed for many reasons; one is because it takes much more than Health & social care services to keep people well. Community activities, neighbours, friends and family all have a role.
This could sometimes mean:
The community engagement team might be able to help you gather interest for your group, help with promotion or help you think about becoming a more formal group so you can apply for funding. We can also help you work with services to try and make sure those with intense caring responsibilities or health issues can still be part of your community.
An easy way to get involved and hear about what is going on would be to come along to a Health and Wellbeing Group near you. This is a space where needs and gaps in what is available are raised and discussed. Solutions are considered and acted on where possible. Where there is a need to influence change in how needs are being met by more formal bodies, there is the means for the Health & Wellbeing group to link directly to the managers involved.
Health & Wellbeing Groups are in the following areas:
North Locality- Strathmore, Highland & Carse of Gowrie
Perth City Locality- Perth & Scone
South Locality- Kinross-shire, Strathearn & Strathallan