East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) provides a range of Community Care support services to adults with varying levels of support needs. Access to this support is determined by agreed Eligibility Criteria, with funding being made available where an individual has been assessed as having critical or substantial needs.

The HSCP is updating the Eligibility Criteria to make sure that they operate a fair, equitable and transparent allocation of resources, and that they are able to meet increasing demand within the overall allocation of resources in a way that is financially sustainable, and they want to hear what you think.

The focus of the new policy framework is not to reduce service levels for people, but to maximise shared support models and benchmarked service costs to manage available resources more equitably. Any change to support levels would only be proposed if, through review or reassessment, individual care packages were found to be outwith existing eligibility criteria that normally limit statutory support to reduce critical and substantial risk to a moderate level.

Two informal drop-in sessions for individuals to find out more have been arranged:
1pm to 4pm on 24 January 2019 – main hall, Bearden Burgh Hall (Community Hub), 69 Drymen Road, Bearsden, G61 3QT
12.30pm to 3.30pm on 29 January 2019 – main hall, Hillhead Community Centre, 169 Meiklehill Road, Kirkintilloch, G66 2JT

You can read the draft paper on the HSCP website.