‘Look beyond consultation on integration’ – ALLIANCE

The ALLIANCE has responded to a Health and Sport Committee call for views on Integration Authorities’ consultation with stakeholders. It’s response highlighted that:

  • Most third sector advocates are still not fully embedded in decision-making processes.
  • In many areas there continues to be a perceived lack of clarity about the role and purpose of Strategic Planning Groups.
  • Many third sector organisations find it difficult to find information that would enable them to enhance their contribution.

The ALLIANCE has called on the committee to broaden its consultation on health and social care integration, to consider the extent to which people who use support and services are being enabled to co-produced health and social care integration, rather than being consulted after the fact.