Details of the agenda for the next Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (IJB) meeting on Friday 19th August are available on the City of Edinburgh Council website.
Up for discussion this month are details on revisions to Mental Health and Wellbeing Services in Edinburgh, following a review of the previous mental health strategy for the city that ran from 2011-2016.
You can read ‘A Sense of Belonging: A Joint Strategy for Improving the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Lothian’s Population 2011-16’ here.
The paper for the Edinburgh IJB contains little detail on the shape and content of the revised strategy, but does express a preference for a Public Social Partnership model to deliver the strategy, when it is published.
In the interim, contract extensions with existing providers up to a value of £908,848 are recommended up until 31st October 2017, to allow time for the expected re-design of mental health and well-being services.
Also on the agenda for the Edinburgh IJB August 2016 meeting is an item on Independent Advocacy Procurement. Again, funding to existing providers is being recommended in the short-term, to allow for a full procurement exercise later in the next financial year.
More details on this are in the paper here.