Drop in to have your say on future services

The first of series of events takes place today giving people the opportunity to help shape future plans for community health and social care services in Orkney.

The drop-in session at Smiddybrae, in Dounby, is on until 7pm this evening.

From later this year, a new Integration Joint Board – Orkney Health and Care – will have responsibility for planning and overseeing these important services.

Ahead of this, a Strategic Commissioning Plan will be adopted, which will set out how community health and social care services will be developed and delivered in future.

This can be seen in draft form by following the link from the homepage at www.orkney.gov.uk

Feedback from four drop-in sessions will help shape the final version of the plan.

The other events are at:

  • The Warehouse Buildings, Stromness (John Rae room) on Thursday January 21.
  • Cromarty Hall, St Margaret’s Hope (main hall) on Tuesday January 26.
  • St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall (friends and family room) on Friday January 29.

All the drop-in events take place between 2 and 7pm.

People are also encouraged to fill in an online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/OHACSCP