Strategic and Locality Plans

The Glasgow City Integration Joint Board’s Strategic Plan and Locality Plans are available:

The Strategic Plan 2019 - 22 was approved by the Integration Joint Board on 27 March 2019.

The Locality Plans 2018-19 were approved on 19 September 2018.

More information on the Strategic Plan’s and Locality Plans’ background is available below. They were consulted on with a range of groups of people.


Strategic Plan Background

The Glasgow City Integration Joint Board is required by the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 (the ‘Act’) to produce a Strategic Plan for how community health and social care functions delegated to it by Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will be planned and delivered over the medium term (three years), and the budgets under its control. This also includes the vision and strategic priorities for community health and social care services within Glasgow City.

Preceding the Strategic Plan’s formal approval on 27 March 2019 by the Integration Joint Board, a range of groups of people, communities, local groups and networks and organisations were consulted on it over a three-month period. This was in line with Regulations associated with the Act and Scottish Government guidance on strategic planning for integrated community health and social care services. It was also informed by the Integration Joint Board’s Good Practice Guidelines on Consultation and Engagement.  Consultation took place between 25 October 2018 and 25 January 2019.

The consultation process and a summary of consultation responses are available in the report that was considered by the Integration Joint Board to approve the Strategic Plan 2019 – 22 at its meeting on 27 March 2019.

The Strategic Plan 2019 – 22 is the Integration Joint Board’s second Strategic Plan.  Its first one, Strategic Plan 2016 – 19, is also available.

Locality Plans Background

The Strategic Plan is a strategic document covering the entire city, and each of the Partnership's three localities (North East, North West and South) have a one-year locality plan to support local implementation of the Strategic Plan.
Locality plans show how the Integration Joint Board’s Strategic Plan is being implemented locally, and how the localities will respond to local needs and issues. They focus on the key actions that localities are taking forward, and localities will be held accountable for their delivery. They also include key performance indicators and improvement targets (where relevant) as part of the Partnership’s wider performance management arrangements.

In developing the locality plans, each of the three localities undertook a programme of engagement with key groups of people, including patients, service users, carers, staff, community planning partners, General Practitioners and housing to consider the key local issues for health and social care.

Functions and Services

Some of the functions and services delegated by the Council and Health Board to the Integration Joint Board are outlined in its Strategic Plan 2019 – 22  (a full list is available in Glasgow City’s Integration Scheme):

  • social care services provided to children and families (including fostering and adoption services and child protection)
  • social care services for adults and older people services
  • carers support services
  • homelessness services
  • mental health services
  • alcohol and drug services
  • criminal justice services
  • welfare rights services
  • district nursing services, school nursing and health visiting 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 and
  • services to promote public health and improvement.