The Kirkcaldy “Creating Healthy Communities” Roadshow Workshop was held in May 2017. Following on from that, those who attended the Roadshow and other key staff were invited along to Locality Planning ‘Wider Stakeholder Group’ meetings in October 2017 and May 2018, to identify, discuss and agree the emerging Kirkcaldy Health and Social Care priority areas for action.

Six priority models have been agreed:

  • A community led one point of access concept ‘The Well’, with the support of National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) Community Led Support Programme.
  • Set up an Integrated Team in Kirkcaldy – based in an Inclusive Living Centre to deliver a joined up Adaptations Service.
  • Test of Change – GP Direct Access to care intervention options, inclusive of Star Beds in Care Homes, to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions. Focus on terminology that can be universally understood by all professions.
  • Align a Social workers to a specific Care Home or to implement a small multi-disciplinary response team, to mirror GP practice alignment in the Kirkcaldy Area, to offer more seamless care.
  • Talking Café Project – testing the concept that soft touch, low level informal interventions make a positive and valuable contribution to the mental health and wellbeing of people experiencing barriers to employability (Delivering Differently Pilot Funded).
  • Costa Club – a support group for people with fragility (including dementia) and their carers to ensure they can remain engaged and connected within their local community.

Further information can be found on the Kirkcaldy Agreed Priorities Plan.

If you wish to be part of Health and Social Care Locality Planning ‘Wider Stakeholder Group’ for this area, please contact:

Tracy Harley, Locality Planning Co-ordinator
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 ext 443854
E-mail: Tracy.harley@fife.gov.uk

Heather Gibson, Locality Development Co-ordinator
Tel:  03451 555555 Ext 447016
E-mail: heather.gibson-NHS@fife.gov.uk

Fife Health and Social Care Partnership – Our Vision

‘Accessible, seamless, quality services that are personalised and responsive to the changing needs of individuals, designed with and for the people of Fife.’