The integration of health and social care is the Scottish Government’s programme of reform to improve services for people who use health and social care services (find out more here!)

Two health and social care partnerships cover the Forth Valley area – one for Falkirk and one for Clackmannanshire and Stirling – each led by an Integration Joint Board (IJB) which includes carer representation.

Carer representatives are elected following a recruitment process involving the two partnerships, the Carers Centre and other local organisations.  Paul Morris was appointed as the carer representative for Clackmannanshire and Carol Ann Harrower is the current carer representative for the Falkirk IJB.

Meet the Current Carer Representatives!

Carol Ann Harrower, Falkirk

Carol Ann is an HR Manager for a charity based in Stirling and has two daughters, the youngest having been diagnosed with autism in early 2021 when she was 17.  Her mother-in-law also has Alzheimer’s, so Carol Ann has seen first-hand the impact of caring for family who need support – this was the driver that led her to become involved with the Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre and subsequently become the Falkirk Carer’s Representative for the Integration Joint Board.

Carol Ann grew up in Kilsyth but moved to the Falkirk area with her family around 1999.  She enjoys cross-stitch, walking (and sometimes running!) and “switches off” by watching a good crime series on TV.

Click here for more information on Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership.

Paul Morris, Clackmannanshire

My name is Paul Morris. I am father to two boys, married and work full time as Project Manager for the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal.

I, alongside my wife Susan, am a full time carer to my eldest son, around all aspects of his life and across every aspect of my own. My family lives in alloa and has done so for 20 years. I have lived in Clackmannanshire since I was a toddler.

My eldest son, Lachlan, is a bright, outgoing 14 year-old boy, who attends Alloa Academy. He has quadriplegic choreo-athetoid cerebral palsy and requires support in every aspect of life. Lachlan communicates using an eyegaze device, the Tobii i-12+, which also acts as his window to the world via the worldwide web.

Educated to postgraduate level, I have two decades of work experience in policy, politics and economic development. I have worked with elected representatives at all levels and developed policy and strategy documents in many fields, including two manifestos at Glasgow level, a report on the Scottish Labour Market in 2006, a Social Enterprise Strategy for Glasgow and others. This work experience has provided me with valuable insights into the processes in place to effect change.

Alongside my extensive experience through work, I have been a trustee of Cerebral Palsy Scotland (previously Bobath Scotland) since 2015. This national, multi-million pound charity, provides support to children and adults with motor difficulties associated with cerebral palsy.

My biography is available on LinkedIn.

Click here for more information on Clackmannanshire & Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership.

Interested in Finding Out More?

To find out more about the carer representatives on the IJB, please contact:

Nicola Weedon (Clackmannanshire) on 01324 611510 (option 2) or email:, or

Sharlene Ramage (Falkirk) on 01324 611510 (option 4) or email:


Information on this page is correct as of March 2024.