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How to Get a Community Health or Social Care Service

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership provides a range of community health and social care services for children, adults and older people within Glasgow City, along with services for homelessness and criminal justice. Some services cover the entire NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Board area. The services are either directly provided by the Partnership or purchased by the Partnership from another provider/contractor of community health and social care services.

You can find more information on how to (during and outwith normal office hours):

There is also information for carers on the Glasgow website or Your Support Your Way Glasgow.

Other useful sources of help or information are available:

  • Health and Wellbeing Directory is a gateway to information about a wide range of health improvement and wellbeing services provided by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership and partner organisations
  • NHS inform is Scotland’s health information service that provides people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for and
  • Your Support Your Way Glasgow is the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership’s website that provides patients, service users, carers, health and social care professionals and the public with information, advice and guidance about local services and sources of help (mainly social care) that can support people to maintain their lifestyle and independence in the community.

Aims

The Partnership’s services aim to:

  • provide care and protection for looked after children and vulnerable adults
  • assist in the management of acceptable risk to all individuals within the community
  • maintain and develop services for children and young people at risk or in trouble
  • provide services for children and adults with learning or physical disabilities
  • ensure care, support and protection for older people and adults with dementia, mental health problems and addictions
  • provide community health services supporting GPs and other primary care contractors – for example, district nursing, health visiting, primary care mental health teams, physiotherapy, podiatry, dietetics, school nursing and continence services
  • tackle and prevent homelessness and sustain service users within their communities
  • support carers and families
  • support the criminal justice system and provide alternatives to custody whilst promoting public safety and reducing levels of re-offending
  • plan and develop preventative community rehabilitation services for individuals or communities at risk and
  • integrate service delivery to individuals, families and communities within wider strategies for social inclusion and regeneration.

Key services

The Partnership’s key services include:

  • social care services provided to children and families (including fostering and adoption services and child protection)
  • social care services for adults and older people 
  • carers support services
  • homelessness services
  • mental health services
  • alcohol and drug services
  • criminal justice services
  • welfare rights services
  • district nursing services
  • palliative care services
  • services provided by allied health professionals such as dieticians and occupational therapists
  • dental services
  • primary medical services (including out of hours)
  • ophthalmic services
  • pharmaceutical services
  • sexual health services
  • services to promote public health and improvement
  • school nursing and health visiting services
  • the strategic planning for Accident and Emergency services provided in a hospital and
  • the strategic planning for inpatient hospital services relating to branches of medicine (general medicine, geriatric medicine, rehabilitation medicine and respiratory medicine).