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Another chance to join the conversation on partnership plans to modernise care

Published: Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Another chance to join the conversation on partnership plans to modernise care

SLHSCP is holding a drop in session focusing on significant plans to modernise care.

Information will also be offered – and views listened to – on proposals for a brand new health and social Care Hub in the heart of Blantyre.

The information evening follows successful public event on July 31. The aim is to give people another chance to come along and find out about the plans for a state-of-the-art, new-build facility at the site of the former St Joseph’s school in Blantyre, which is now subject to the normal planning process.

Val de Souza, Chief Officer of SLHSCP said: “Following a highly successful event at Blantyre Miners Welfare at the end of July, we are committed to continuing and building our dialogue with the local community – and indeed people across South Lanarkshire.

“Our primary objective, again, is to provide comprehensive information – and listen to people’s views – on both the proposals and the direction of travel of our Partnership.

“As we continue to strengthen many of community-based supports, increasingly, people who might previously have moved into a care home on a long term basis because of ill health and/or growing dependency can be supported in their own home.

“The ongoing programme of modernising our care homes and the proposed Care Hub concept seeks to build on this, offering people real choice and to live independently where possible and appropriate.”

The information evening will be held at Blantyre Miners Welfare on Tuesday 20 August 2019 between 5pm and 7pm. All are welcome to attend.    

For FAQs relating to the event, visit: https://bit.ly/2Z2z49e

Read about how the first event at Blantyre Miner Welfare was welcomed by the local community: https://bit.ly/2TdfamH

The proposed new Care Hub – which is now subject to normal planning procedures – will serve South Lanarkshire and has four distinct elements:

• 20 transitional care beds for adults and older people (intermediate/transitional care offers short term support with the objective of allowing people to return home following a period of ill health or crisis. Intermediate/transitional care can also be preventative, preventing hospital admission)
• A centre of excellence – specialising in training and development of health and social care staff. Although unique to the proposed Hamilton/Blantyre facility, this will support all localities
• A community-facing hub featuring: a café; demonstration site (showcasing our Telehealth technology and how that can improve lives); guidance and support for unpaid carers; linkage and signposting into a raft of community-based voluntary and third sector support
• 20 technology enabled homes for adults and older people.

How communities can continues to have their say? 

On matters of planning:

For specific comments on the plans there is an opportunity to comment at the South Lanarkshire Council planning portal on the South Lanarkshire Council website https://bit.ly/2K1B4VP

Or write to:

Planning and Building Standards Headquarters
Montrose House
154 Montrose Crescent
Hamilton ML3 6LB

Email: planning@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

For comments relating to overall direction of travel:

Email: Maureen.Bridges@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

Or write to:

The future of care
c/o Maureen Bridges
South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership
South Lanarkshire Council Offices
Floor 9, Almada Street,