Health and social care services strategic plan engagement

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Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP) provides health and social care services in Aberdeenshire. The AHSCP is overseen by the Integration Joint Board who are seeking the views of the public to shape the next strategic plan.

The strategic plan is a document which sets out the AHSCP's vision, and priorities for health and social care services. View the current strategic plan for 2016 to 2019.

Our vision: “Building on a person’s abilities, we will deliver high quality person-centred care to enhance their independence and well being in their own communities”

From previous engagement and consultation, learned experience across the AHSCP, and national requirements we have identified 5 key priorities for the 2020 to 2025 strategic plan. These are:

  1. Effective use of resources
  2. Prevention and early intervention
  3. Re-shaping care
  4. Engagement
  5. Tackling inequalities and public protection

We would like you to be involved in decision making about the types of services that we provide to you and your community. We want to hear your views.

We have a series of short videos. They explain why we have identified a certain area as a priority and the difference it will make to the people living in our communities.

The information from this engagement will help shape the draft Strategic Plan for 2020 to 2025. We will keep you up to date on our progress on this page.

How you can have your say

The Strategic plan introduction video sets the scene and explains why it is important for you to be involved. Adam Coldwells, AHSCP Chief Officer, introduces the five priorities and speaks about why it is important for the AHSCP to develop a strategic plan. There are different ways you can be involved:

Surveys - each priority has a short explanatory video and an online survey. Complete as many of the surveys as you want to do. The surveys are also available in the resource pack.

Group engagement - use our resource pack to help group conversations and open discussions about Health and Social Care and what is important to you.

Facilitated sessions - for groups who need additional support so they can be involved.

Email us at if you want to request a facilitated session, need a paper copy of the surveys or the resource pack, or if you have any questions about this engagement.

Priority 1 - Effective use of resources

We want to ensure our resources are used to develop services that are fit for the future and support the people in Aberdeenshire.

Adam Coldwells, AHSCP Chief Officer, speaks about the resources available, such as staff and money, and how the AHSCP can make better use of them to combat an ever increasing demand and restricted budget.

Effective use of resources survey

Priority 2 – Prevention and early intervention

We want to help people to make healthy choices and live well in Aberdeenshire.

Angie Wood, Partnership Manager for Central Aberdeenshire, speaks about why prevention and early intervention is a priority for the AHSCP and explains a little bit about what it means.

Prevention and early intervention survey

Priority 3 - Re-shaping care

We want to enable people to look after their own health and provide a range of support and care for those in need in Aberdeenshire.

Iain Ramsay, Partnership Manager for Aberdeenshire South, sets out the work that is already being done to reshape the way we care for our aging population and how this will impact on the future provision of care in Aberdeenshire.

Reshaping care survey

Priority 4 - Engagement

We want to involve more people in shaping how services are delivered in Aberdeenshire.

Mike Ogg, Partnership Manager for Strategy and Business Services, speaks about why engagement with our communities, staff and individuals, is important and a fundamental principle of the AHSCP.

Engagement survey

We want to reduce negative effects and causes health inequalities, and keep our communities, clients and staff safe in Aberdeenshire.

Mark Simpson, Partnership Manager for North Aberdeenshire, explains what health inequalities are and the part that the AHSCP plays in public protection and why it is a priority area.

Tackling inequalities and public protection survey