Angus Social Care Providers Forum

Angus Forum 2 2014-03-26 10.47.36[2] The Aim of the Angus Social Care Providers Forum is to increase the skills and capacity of provider organisations to improve the quality of life of people with additional support needs in Angus.  To view the constitution please click here Angus Forum Constitution 26 March 2014

The Strategic Objectives to achieve this are:-

  1. To enable provider organisations and other stakeholders to work together and learn from each other.
  2. To support the Forum to produce a Work Plan that identifies local action needed to address key legislative and policy changes, and the values that underpin them.  We will particularly focus on Self Directed Support, and Health and Social Care Integration.
  3. To support and facilitate partnerships between providers, Social Work (including Commissioning Teams), Health, Community Planning and Advocacy groups to share information, learning and collaborative work.
  4. To share information and resources with Provider Forum members via emails and local information pages on the ARC Scotland website.

Representatives from Angus Council regularly attend, and contribute to, Forum meetings.

Work Plan

The Forum sets a work plan each year, outlining the priority areas that members want to work on and the outcomes they would like to achieve.  This is reviewed and updated regularly at meetings.

The Forum also invites speakers on issues of relevance and organises occasional workshops and events to allow for fuller discussion, learning and development around specific themes.

Forum Chairperson

The Forum is chaired by one of the members of the group, who is elected each year at the Annual Review meeting.  The Chairperson is the source of contact for the Local Authority, NHS or anyone else who wishes to engage with the Forum. S/he will chair the Forum meeting, help to draw up the Agenda, attend other groups and meetings, write letters and take other appropriate action on behalf of the Forum and its membership.  Alan Ingram from Gowrie Care is the elected Chair of the Forum.

ARC Scotland’s role

ARC Scotland provides a member of staff to facilitate the Forum, provide administrative support and ensure that the meetings help to meet the learning needs and issues identified by provider organisations.

It also supports the Chairs of Provider Forums to share learning, progress, shared Work Plan activities and feedback on the support provided by ARC Scotland.

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Dates for 2017 are:

All meetings take place from 10.00am – 1.00pm.

Anyone with an interest in Social Care is welcome to attend.

Meetings in 2015/16

 

Get in touch with ARC ScotlandHow to join
If you would like to join us, or would like more information, please contact Brid Cullen:

brid.cullen@arcuk.org.uk
0131 663 4444

The Scottish GovernmentThe Scottish Government funds ARC Scotland to facilitate Provider Forums in 8 local authority areas – Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee City, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Moray and Scottish Borders.

The aim is to improve the quality of life for people who have a learning disability by supporting anyone who is involved in the planning and delivery of support and services.