Community care policies and strategies
Social Care and Health corporate policies.
The ability to access Health and Social Care services by appropriate transport is an essential part of a person's treatment or care pathway.
The Assisted Transport Policy for Adult Social Work services (pdf 176KB) provides a consistent approach to transport for these services. The policy applies to all users of Adult Social Work services. It is used to assess eligibility for support with transport to services (pdf 377KB).
Aberdeenshire Council, NHS Grampian, the Third Sector (voluntary organisations) and private sector organisations have a ten year Joint Commissioning Strategy for older people 2013 to 2023 (pdf 2.5MB) on the shape of older people services to come.
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) was done to summarise the likely needs of the older population, and inform the strategy:
- Aberdeenshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (pdf 823KB)
- Aberdeenshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment - appendix (pdf 190KB)
Older People's Charter
The Older People's Charter in Aberdeenshire (pdf 3.29MB) recognises the importance of listening to and valuing the contribution of older people. It was launched in October 2018 by the Aberdeenshire Older People’s Forums. The Forums are developing their own action plans and will be working with partners in their communities to progress the Charter.
Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership has produced a Market Position Statement (pdf 715KB) and Capacity Plan (pdf 1.43MB). They are intended to inform and analyse current supply and demand patterns for residential care, identify what the future demand for accommodation and care might look like and provide a basis for consultation and negotiation with those who deliver, or plan to deliver, accommodation and care.
Grampian interagency policy and procedures for the support and protection of adults at risk of harm
The supporting and protecting adults from harm policy and procedures were produced in response to the growing awareness of the range, level and frequency of harm towards adults. They were developed by the Grampian adult protection working group to provide a framework to enable appropriate recognition and response to situations where adults may be at risk of harm.
Aberdeenshire adult protection committee
The Aberdeenshire Adult Support and Protection Committee is a group of senior managers from a range of agencies involved in the support and protection of adults at risk of harm.
Joint Strategic Commissioning Framework for adult learning disability services
The Joint Strategic Commissioning Framework (pdf 782KB) sets out a vision and agreed outcomes for learning disability services for 2014 to 2024. It takes account of national policy, most notably the ten year Scottish learning disability strategy "the keys to life" 2013, self-directed support and moves towards closer integration with health. It highlights best practice, key challenges and specific areas of action over the forthcoming years.