Locality Working Groups up and running again

The Borders Health and Social Care Partnership has re-established the five Locality Working Groups.

An initial meeting has been set up in each locality and the public is being invited to participate. Meeting will be held in:·

  • Teviot & Liddesdale, 28 January, Hawick Town Hall, 6.30-8pm
  • Berwickshire, 30 January, Eyemouth Community Centre, 6.30-8pm
  • Eildon, 4 February, Galashiels Volunteer Hall, 6.30-8pm
  • Tweeddale, 5 February, Innerleithen Memorial Hall, 6.30-8pm
  • Cheviot, 7 February, Kelso Tait Hall, 6.30-8pm

The meetings will focus on agreeing the draft terms of reference for each group, proposed membership, nomination of a locality lead and deciding future meeting dates.

The aim will be for each group to hold four meetings a year and for membership to include local community members working together with staff and professionals from across the statutory, voluntary and public sectors.

Robert McCulloch-Graham, Chief Officer Health and Social Care, said: “Our LWGs provide the public and professionals with the framework to develop and deliver local actions that can make a real difference to local health and social care service delivery. They were instrumental in the creation of our locality plans, but they are now out of date and the actions for each locality, in particular, need review and development.

“The Partnership, supported by the Integration Joint Board, firmly believes that the LWGs give us a solid structure for effective locality working, and I would encourage anyone with an interest in health and social care services to come along to their local meeting and be part of the conversation.”

E-mail integration@scotborders.gov.uk for more information.

The current locality plans are available to download at www.scotborders.gov.uk/integration