James Stockan

In 2010 Orkney Islands Council, along with NHS Orkney, were one of the first areas in Scotland to create a Community Health and Social Care Partnership, bringing together both social work and health services. This innovative partnership was set up to improve and develop social care, community health and wellbeing to provide the best possible care for people in Orkney including older people, wherever they lived and whatever their circumstances. If I were to be elected I would work to with the other MSPs to challenge and support the Scottish Government to make funding available to ensure that all older people are enabled to live healthy, active and independent lives, receiving the services they need, and to be involved in the planning of those services.  James Stockan, independent candidate for Highlands and Islands