Health and Social Care Strategies, Plans and Reports
The key documents for Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP) and the Integration Joint Board (IJB) are on this web page. They include our organisation and service specific strategies, the plans that direct the services we deliver and our annual performance reports and accounts.
The documents are grouped as follows:
IJB publication scheme
The IJB is legally required to produce and maintain a publications scheme. This sets out the information it publishes and how it can be accessed.
Health and Social Care Integration Scheme
The Health and Social Care Integration Scheme for Aberdeenshire (PDF 830KB) sets out the legal basis for the AHSCP. It is an agreement between Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian to create an IJB. It aims to create an integrated Health and Social Care service, where all individuals work together to achieve the same outcomes, following the same vision, philosophy and principles.
IJB Governance Handbook
The IJB Governance Handbook (PDF 1.4MB) sets out how the IJB is organised, how decisions are made and how members of the public can participate.
If something goes wrong, or you are dissatisfied with our services, please tell us. The AHSCP and IJB public facing complaints handling procedure (CHP) describes our complaints procedure and how to make a complaint. It also tells you about our service standards and what you can expect from us.
The Strategic Plan for 2020 to 2025 outlines the key priorities we’ll focus on for Health and Social Care services over the next 5 years and the vision of the AHSCP. It describes how we'll work together to improve the health of local people and provide care and support when needed. The plan has been developed by listening to people living in our communities, our partners and Health and Social Care staff.
The plan is available in different versions:
- Strategic Plan 2020 to 2025 (PDF 1.6MB)
- Strategic Plan 2020 to 2025 presented on 1 page (PDF 2.9MB)
- Strategic Plan 2020 to 2025 accessible version (PDF 354KB)
- Strategic Plan 2020 to 2025 easy read version (PDF 916KB)
Watch a short animation video describing the 5 key priorities:
Duration 4:12 minutes
AHSCP Workforce Plan
Our AHSCP Workforce Plan 2022 to 2025 outlines how we will improve and adapt how our staff will meet our Strategic Plan and priorities, while living within our Medium Term Financial Plan targets.
We use locality profiles to support the planning of Health and Social Care services in our communities. These profiles provide information on the demography, public health, and inequalities of each locality.
We have also created an interactive map where you can view building-based health and social care facilities in each area.
The ability to access Health and Social Care services by appropriate transport is an essential part of a person's treatment or care pathway. Our Assisted Transport Policy for Adult Social Work services (PDF 158KB) provides a consistent approach to transport for these services. This policy applies to all Adult Social Work services users. You may be eligible for support with transport to and from services, please speak to staff at the service you go to.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Standards were introduced by the Scottish Government to help reduce drug related deaths and promote recovery. There are 10 standards to implement to make sure people have the most appropriate access, choice, and support in their drug treatment.
The AHSCP have overall responsibility to make sure these standards are implemented in Aberdeenshire. We are required to provide an update on our progress which is detailed in our latest MAT Standard implementation plan progress report.
The adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019 to 2024 sets out our priorities for mental health and wellbeing for the next 5 years. These priorities have been shaped by the views and opinions of a wide range of people, including those living with mental health problems, unpaid carers our third sector partners and mental health professionals. The strategy is for all adults living in Aberdeenshire who currently access mental health services, as well as those who may need support in the future.
Our Learning Disability Strategy: 'Be All You Can Be' sets out our key priorities the next 5 years to make Aberdeenshire is the best possible place for someone living with a learning disability. We want to make sure people with a learning disability will feel well, involved, valued and supported.
The strategy has been produced after extensive discussions with people using our service, their families, learning disability professionals, national organisations and third sector partners.
Our strategy is known as The Big Plan and our action plan is The Big List. The strategy is available in 2 versions:
- Be All You Can Be – The Big Plan 2020 to 2025 (PDF 3.2MB)
- Be All You Can Be – The Big Plan 2020 to 2025 easy read version (PDF 2MB)
- Be All You Can Be – The Big List 2020 to 2025 (PDF 4.3MB)
As part of the strategy, we have created a Market Position Statement: Accommodation for Adults with Learning Disabilities 2020 to 2025 (PDF 643KB). The Statement will help us identify the type, location and service style of the accommodation required to meet the needs of adults with learning disabilities in Aberdeenshire. It is aimed at existing and potential providers of adult learning disabilities care, support and accommodation services.
'Making Connections' is our Dementia Strategy for 2021 to 2030. It outlines how we will meet the commitments set out in Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy locally in Aberdeenshire. The strategy has been developed based on research, learning from earlier projects and talking to people living with dementia, their families and carers, our wider communities, third sector partners and health and social care staff.
Our strategy is available in 3 versions:
- 'Making Connections' Aberdeenshire Dementia Strategy 2021 to 2030 accessible version (PDF 1.4MB)
- 'Making Connections' Aberdeenshire Dementia Strategy 2021 to 2030 dementia friendly version (PDF 1.2MB)
- 'Making Connections' Aberdeenshire Dementia Strategy 2021 to 2030 easy read version (PDF 673KB)
Aberdeenshire Adult Carer Strategy and Carers’ Charter
The Aberdeenshire Violence Against Women and Girls Partnership (AVAWGP) is a multi-agency partnership committed to preventing and eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls in Aberdeenshire. The AVAWGP supports the Scottish Government’s strategy, Equally Safe, to tackle violence against women and girls across Scotland. The AVAWGP strategy and action plan aim to achieve the priorities of Equally Safe.
Annual Performance Reports
The annual performance report describes the range of work done throughout the year to support our strategic priorities. These are focused on meeting the needs of people using our services, their families, carers and communities across Aberdeenshire. The report provides the opportunity to recognise the significant progress made towards delivering our vision of Health and Social Care services, as well as highlighting the challenges we face. It also provides details of the AHSCP's performance against national and local performance indicators.
The Annual Accounts set out the financial position of the IJB for each financial year. They include a management commentary providing an overview of the IJB's performance for the year.
View the IJB's Annual Accounts.
The AHSCP and the Integration Joint Board (IJB) involves groups representing protected characteristics in the planning and delivery of health and social care services and make sure our practices are compliant.
Our new Equality Outcomes for 2020 to 2024 were formally approved by the IJB in June 2020. View the latest progress on these Equality Outcomes.