Review of Angus Health & Social Care Strategic Commissioning Plan

The Angus Health and Social Care Partnership is reviewing its Strategic Commissioning Plan 2019-2022. This plan describes the way that adult health and social care services are delivered in Angus. Due to a number of factors that have recently impacted on the health and social care sector, the current plan has been extended and a new plan for the 2023 – 26 period is now being developed which will take effect from April 2023.

They are inviting residents in Angus to complete a survey to capture what is important to them and whether they agree with the existing vision and priorities. There is still time to complete the survey and your feedback will help to inform the priorities of the Angus HSCP 2023-26.

Please give your view by completing the Survey

The closing date for responses is Friday 16 September 2022

For more information you can visit the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership website.

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Affordable Housing for Invertay House

Earlier this year, the Communities Committee agreed that Housing should take ownership of Invertay House and the surrounding grounds, to develop new supply affordable housing. The development is included in the Angus Strategic Housing Investment Plan, which is a five-year plan setting out the investment decisions for affordable housing in the area.

Invertay House is a prominent and much-loved building of historical significance to the residents of Monifieth. In 2015, it was deemed surplus to requirements by the Council with Community Asset Transfer, social housing or commercial sale identified as being the most suitable end uses for the building.

We plan to convert the main buildings into housing that will benefit the local community, keeping as many features of late Victorian era as possible that are worthwhile retaining. As we want to enhance these features and keep them in the new design where possible, we’ll survey the main buildings before any planning application is finalised.

This will include removal of some of the low-quality extensions from the last 50 years. This will allow the true building form to stand out and allow us to develop a sympathetic conversion to residential.

Site set up for this phase is likely to be in December 2021.

Communities Convenor Cllr Mark Salmond said,

The sympathetic regeneration of Invertay House will be an asset to the local community. This initiative is intended to provide some much-needed new council housing stock in Monifieth and will also explore whether low cost home ownership can be part of the mix of new housing.

As the project gets underway, we will engage with the wider community about the proposals, and submit a planning application in 2022, with construction works starting in the following 12 months.

Our Plans to Increase Affordable Housing in Angus

Our aspiring Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) was approved by Councillors last week.

The SHIP was developed in partnership with Housing Associations and the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership, along with our own planning and property services sections. The main purpose of the Plan is to set out the investment priorities for affordable housing over a five year period.

The SHIP makes sure we and our partners deliver housing which meets the needs of the local community and informs Scottish Government investment decisions. It includes affordable housing supply through new build, replacement, renovation and re-modelling.

We and our partners aim to deliver 120 new affordable homes each year, significantly increasing development over the lifetime of the LHS and beyond. This target was exceeded in 2018/19 with 128 units delivered across Angus. Up to the end of August 2019, 38 units have been completed, and it’s likely that the target of 120 units will be exceeded again this year.

Funding for affordable housing has been increased in recent years to meet the national target of 50,000 affordable homes within the lifetime of the current Scottish parliament. Our SHIP estimates that around 510 units could be delivered in the period to 2024/25, with the Council set to deliver around 272 of those homes.

Help Us Plan a Better Future in Angus

ALOIP

Locality Implementation Partnerships are being formed across Angus in November. These partnerships offer an exciting opportunity to develop new ways of working together within Angus communities.  They will play a leading role in implementing Locality Plans, which are available along with the Angus Local Outcomes Improvement Plan on our website.  The partnerships will also be organising two wider partnership events each year, open to all organisations active in the area.

Please help us develop the best possible Angus Schools for the Future. Engagement events are taking place around Angus until 29 November – if you can’t manage any of them, you can still give your views by completing the online questionnaire.