Health and Social Care
The way adult health and social care services are delivered in Aberdeenshire is changing. These services will be provided by Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership - a partnership of Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian – from 1 April 2016. A joint board is being set up to manage adult health and social care services. The council and health board will delegate some of their functions to the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
The Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership vision statement is:
Building on a person's abilities, we will deliver high quality person-centred care to enhance their independence and wellbeing in their own community.
Our adult health and social care services include:
- Criminal Justice
- Community Learning Disability Service
- Adult mental health services
- Adult substance misuse services
- Adult physical disability services
- Adult sensory impairment services
- Older people services
- Dementia services
- Hosted services
Our Criminal Justice service provides a coordinated approach to deliver quality services for offenders and their families and aims to reduce re-offending. Provides a social work service to prisoners in Her Majesty Prison Grampian.
Our adult learning disabilities service provides a care management and care package service to people who have a learning disability, whether they live in the community, go to day services, live in residential care or in supported living. The service also gives help with employment opportunities.
Our adult mental health service provides a care management and care package service to people experiencing mental health problems whether they live in the community, go to day services, live in residential care or in a hospital setting.
Our adult substance misuse service provides a care management and care package service to people experiencing substance misuse and addiction problems whether they live in the community, go to day services, are in rehabilitation or in a prison setting.
Provides a range of care are aimed at giving people with disabilities the opportunity to achieve maximum independence at home and in the community.
Provides a range of mainstream and specialist services to meet the specific needs of people who are blind, deaf or have a visual impairment or hearing loss.
Our older people service provides a care management and care package service to people aged 65 years and over with complex needs which can rapidly change.
Provides day care, home care, in house residential care, very sheltered housing and occupational therapy and aids and adaptations services to people aged 65 years and over.
In Aberdeenshire there are an estimated 4100 people living with dementia. This is expected to double in the next 25 years. We are currently consulting on our dementia strategy which will make sure we deliver the best possible care and results for people with dementia, their families and their carers. We provide a range of services from early diagnosis link workers to the establishment dementia friendly communities and have a dedicated website dementiaAberdeenshire for people to get more information.
There are also a range of services, hosted by the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, but provided on Grampian wide. These services include:
- Marie Curie nursing service – out of hours nursing service for end of life patients
- Continence service – provides advice on continence issues and runs continence clinics
- Diabetes development funding – overseen by the Diabetes Network. Also covers the retinal screening service
- Chronic Oedema service – provides specialist support to oedema patients
- Heart failure service – provides specialist nursing support to patients suffering from heart failure
- HMP Grampian – provision of healthcare to HMP Grampian