TOPNovember 2015
Use it or lose it!
The consultation is about us. So let's own it. 

We have a number of important events lined-up.

Take five minutes to read this short e-bulletin to see if there is anything you would like to attend - your contribution is vital to ensure our voice is heard. 

If you want to discuss anything in more detail please do not hesitate to contact or call Christine on 0800 389 6046. 
Best wishes,
Christine Davison
Project Support Officer
Draft Strategic Plan consultation

Draft Strategic Plan for Health and Social Care Integration


The time is now.


For over a year now, we have been gearing up for the Integration of Health and Social Care in Fife. We're working hard to make sure it's as straightforward as possible to respond.


What is the draft Strategic Plan?

  1. Sets out the partnerships four strategic priorities;
  2. How they intend to commission services;
  3. What they think the impact of the commissioned services will be.

Why get involved?

This is a significant opportunity to seek to influence major changes in public services. The strategic plan defines service delivery over the next three years in Fife. 

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Health and Social Care Forum - November 


Date: Thursday 05 November 2015

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Venue: Craig Mitchell House Flemington Road, Glenrothes, KY7 5QF


We will welcome Fiona Mackenzie, Change Manager, H&SC Partnership to consult on the draft Strategic Plan for integration in Fife.

This is an excellent opportunity to influence the strategic direction of the Health and Social Care Partnership over the next three years so make sure you come along to have your say along with hearing the latest updates. 

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Third Sector Surgeries

We have held four surgeries across Fife so far to provide a third sector focused, whistle-stop tour of the draft strategic plan. We're keen to hold more and are happy to speak with service users, boards or any other group you work with or are a part of. Just get in touch with Christine to arrange this. 

We will also be hosting three more surgeries in Fife - these are very informal so just pop along if you're free, we'll be delighted to see you.

Workshop 1
Date: Wednesday 18 November 2015
Time: 11.00am - 12.30
Venue: Volunteer House, 69-73 Crossgate, Cupar, KY15 5AS

Workshop 2
Date: Monday 23 November 2015
Time: 10.00am - 11.30
Venue: New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1AT

Workshop 3
Date: Friday 27 November 2015
Time: 2.00pm - 3.30
Venue: Craig Mitchell House, Flemington Road, Glenrothes, KY7 5QF

Some of the feedback we've had from the surgeries so far:
"I feel the surgeries provided by FVA are extremely useful. FVA have stripped the draft plan down and are explaining the important pieces of information that would probably have been missed which encourages people to take part and have their say." Carolann Haddow, Circles Network.
Creating a healthier Scotland, a national conversation
Health and Social Care Forum - December

We are hosting a special extended December Forum to round up a successful 2015 for the Forum. 

Date: Thursday 03 December 2015
Time: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Venue: New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT

We are happy to be working in partnership with The Health and Social Care Alliance who will host an afternoon session on 'Creating a Healthier Scotland Discussion' 

We are keen for you to invite the service users you support to the afternoon session to be involved with discussions on what a healthier, fairer Scotland will look like in the future. 

A timetable of this event is as follows:
10.00am - Third Sector Health and Social Care Forum
12.15pm - Networking Lunch
1.00pm - Creating a Healthier Scotland discussion
3.30pm - Event finish
Self-Management fund workshop
The Health and Social Care Alliance's Self-Management Fund is open for applications

FVA is offering to host a workshop for interested parties to discuss a partnership bid for this fund. Please let Christine know if you're interested in attending or being part of this discussion. 
Provisional details are:
Date: Thursday 12 November 2015
Time: 9.30 - 11.30am
Venue: New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT
Fife Voluntary Action | 08456 006 046 |
Craig Mitchell House
Flemington Road
Glenrothes, KY7 5QF