Health and Social Care Partnership

The Health and Social Care Partnership is responsible for the planning, funding and delivery of a range of community health services and social work/social care services for older people, adults, children and families and people in the Criminal Justice System in the South Ayrshire Council area. The Partnership was created in 2015 under the provisions of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act, 2014. View a copy of the governance document for the Partnership – the Integration Scheme.

The Partnership is governed by an Integration Joint Board comprising eight voting members appointed by South Ayrshire Council and the NHS Ayrshire and Arran Board. Representatives from other sectors include; the 3rd sector; independent sector; staff representatives and others representing the interests of patients, service users, carers and professionals. Separate Integration Joint Boards have also been established in the North and East Ayrshire Council areas.

Our vision

‘Empowering our communities to start well, live well and age well.’

Our values

Our values are the qualities we expect from all employees and services we contract:

We will be:

  • Empowering
  • Compassionate
  • Respectful
  • Open

We will demonstrate:

  • Equality
  • Integrity
  • Ambition

Our strategic objectives

Our strategic objectives are:

  1. We focus on prevention and tackling inequality
  2. We nurture and are part of communities that care for each other
  3. We work together to give you the right care in the right place
  4. We help to build communities where people are safe
  5. We are an ambitious and effective Partnership
  6. We are transparent and listen to you
  7. We make a positive impact beyond the services we deliver

More information

More information can be found on our Strategic Plan 2021 - 31. This 10-year vision will include our Wellbeing Pledge which will allow us to harness, empower and build on the amazing resilience, spirit and mutual support our communities have displayed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Privacy notice

We work closely with partners to improve people's experience of services; and to give them the support they need to live safe, healthy lives in their own communities.

Whilst consent will not be required for the sharing of information between NHS Ayrshire and Arran and each of the three Ayrshire Local Authorities for the purpose of delivering integrated Health and Social Care Services, you will be informed about how your information will be collected, held and shared. This will ensure that we can deliver coordinated care that is easy to access and is focused on the best outcome for you.

In addition, we may be required to share personal data with other public bodies where required by law, for the prevention or detection of crime or the protection of children and vulnerable adults.

Any use of personal data will be in full accordance with the Data Protection Law.