Integration Joint Board representatives
The Integration Joint Board (IJB) membership must include people who can represent the views of those using the services and unpaid carers.
These representatives are stakeholder members of the IJB. This means that they are able to comment on and influence decision making, but are a non-voting member.
There are two separate roles - the Public Representative and the Carer Representative.
The Public Representative role makes sure the public voice is heard in all aspects of service planning and delivery in the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP).
Stakeholder members reflect the views of the groups they represent on the IJB. The groups these individuals represent will be diverse.
So the representative must be able to demonstrate the appropriate experience and skill to reflect the breadth and diversity of views and situations of the individuals or groups they represent.
The Carer Representative role makes sure the voice of unpaid carers is heard in all aspects of service planning and delivery in AHSCP. The representative needs to engage with, and gather the views of, other unpaid carers. Using this and their experience to give the perspective of carers to the work of the IJB.
There is an initial probation period for each representative of one year. After completing the probation period, the position will be extended for up to two years. After this the position is reviewed.
To become a representative you should:
- live in Aberdeenshire
- be able to prepare for, travel to and go to meetings regularly
- be able to communicate via email
Representatives will be reimbursed for travel and agreed out of pocket expenses.
Conduct and checks
If you become a representative there are some standards of conduct that apply to your role. You might need a disclosure check or to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.
More details about these are in the representative information pack.
Contact us if you would like to find out more about:
- the tasks a representative is expected to do
- the skills and qualities needed to be a representative
- the ways a representative is involved
- what you can expect from us
- expressing your interest in becoming a representative
Contact us if you would like an IJB Public Representative or Carer Representative information pack.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
The Strategy and Business Service team
Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership