HSPC -Amended Argyll and Bute Integration

Date 2nd February 2018

Dear Colleague or Stakeholder

Amended Argyll and Bute Integration Scheme

The Carers Act (Scotland) 2016 will take effect from April 1st 2018. The Act requires all Health & Social Care Partnerships to provide additional support to unpaid and family carers, both adult and young carers. This is so that they may continue in their caring role for as long as they wish, whilst still being able to maintain their own health and wellbeing and live their own lives.

All Health & Social Care Partnerships are required to make prescribed changes to their Integration Scheme to indicate their intention to meet the requirements of the Act. You can find Argyll & Bute’s revised Integration Scheme here and the required changes are highlighted in red and/or marked by a track change comment.

The closing date for comments to the scheme is the 2nd March. Please send any comments to nhs.abhscp@nhs.net  by this date or write to Stephen Whiston Head of Strategic Planning and Performance at the address above.

Yours Sincerely

Stephen Whiston

Stephen Whiston

Head of Strategic Planning and Performance


Enquiries to:  Stephen Whiston

Extension: 05639

Direct Line: 01546 605639

Email: stephen.whiston@nhs.net


Robertson Trust Internship Scheme

Robertson Trust: Summer Internships Scheme


Dear Colleagues,

Robertson Trust are keen to promote their Summer Internships Scheme amongst organisations who would be willing to host an intern this summer. The scheme was established in 2014 to ensure that the ‘Robertson Scholars’ get the most out of their university education. Robertson Scholars are high-achieving young Scots who have the ability, but not necessarily the means to get the most out of a university education. The Scheme may be of interest to your organisation and your local network, particularly if you have a structured project in mind, or if you know of a local community organisation who could benefit from hosting an intern.


Please click links below to further information on the Scheme, including:



If you would like any further information on the Scheme, or have any questions, please contact scholars@therobertsontrust.org.uk.


Kind regards,




Libby Clement

Communications and Digital Support Officer

Voluntary Action Scotland

Direct dial: 0141 353 4322

Website: www.vascotland.org


Registered Office: Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4TB. Company Limited by Guarantee in Scotland, No. 361901 and Registered Charity No. SC042793.



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