AS part of Fife Health and Social Care Partnership’s Joining Up Care Consultation, a series of locality consultation workshops have been arranged and one of them is being held in Lochgelly next month.

And the Partnership is urging people to go along and find out what is planned and give their views.

The consultation evenings are being held in every part of Fife and the local event is at Lochgelly Centre on Tuesday September 25 at 8.30pm.

Running from July 2 to October 8 the consultation is set out in three main parts.

These are Part 1: Community Health and Wellbeing Hubs - A more joined up approach to your care.

Part 2: Out of Hours Urgent Care Redesign - A more sustainable way of responding out of hours.

Part 3: Community Hospital and Intermediate Care Bed Redesign - Helping people stay independent for longer and avoiding hospital admissions

The Partnership is hoping that people will go along and give their views on the various options.

Director of Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, Michael Kellet said: “We want to hear as many views as possible and encourage as many people to come along and meet the team.

"To make sure that care remains safe and sustainable now and in the future, all three parts of the Joining Up Care proposal will be progressed.

"I encourage as many people as possible to take part so that we ensure people get the right care, at the right time, in the right place – day or night.”

Key Aims of the way ahead include continuing to improve access to information, advice and support to enable people and

their carers to lead healthier lifestyles, remain as independent as possible and make an active contribution to their families and communities.

Develop the capacity to support people at home through new models that provide greater choice and control including timely provision of aids and adaptations and technology

to enable care.

Focussing activity on supporting people to manage their own conditions and to stay healthy and more independent for longer including more open conversations about death, dying, bereavement and expectations for, and consent to, treatment.

Increasing access to services including anticipatory care planning that promote early intervention and recovery and reduce the risk of deterioration in health and wellbeing.

When people become ill and experience difficulties with everyday tasks, support them to recover and regain as much independence as possible to remain at home.

Work with other services and organisations across community planning in Fife, to tackle the factors that determine good health and wellbeing, including education and skills, jobs and economy, transport and housing.