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. Elizabeth Ramsay was appointed as the carer representative for Clackmannanshire and Morven Mack is the current carer representative for the Falkirk IJB.
Meet the Current Carer Representatives!
Morven Mack, Falkirk
Morven moved to Falkirk in 1984 where she initially employed as secretary and subsequently co-ordinator with Falkirk Local Health Council. After moving into the marketing environment within the construction industry she graduated with a BA Hons in Social Science through the Open University. She went on to manage the Distance Learning Programme at University of Strathclyde where she was responsible for recruiting and supporting students from Asia.
Morven then returned to work in the health service as manager of the GP Out-of-Hours service, ultimately being employed by NHS Forth Valley when responsibility for the these services transferred to the NHS Board. Her personal interests are history, philosophy, current affairs (which she pursues through the U3A), writing, hill walking and gardening.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Susan Docherty (Falkirk) on 01324 611510 (option 4) or email: email@example.com .
Information on this page is correct as of March 2022.