Iain Boddy, Dumfries & Galloway’s third sector representative on the Health & Social Care Integrated Joint Board (IJB), invites you to take part in an informal gathering ahead of the next meeting of the IJB.

Iain is keen to hear the views of those working in the third sector and hopes to forward the papers for the next IJB meeting, which takes place in Annan on Thursday 14th July, to those who register an interest to attend the informal gathering for comments and feedback. This will also be an opportunity to discuss and influence potential future agenda items.

The date for the informal gathering has been set for Monday 11th July with a time and venue to be confirmed (depending on numbers) however given that the next IJB will take place in Annandale & Eskdale, and there will be an update from that locality, then Iain felt it appropriate to host the gathering there in this instance; with future gatherings taking place in each of the four localities. However, please note that this event is open to those working in the third sector from across the region.

To register an interest or for more information please contact Jill Osborne Lead Development Officer Third Sector D&G on 0300 303 8558 or email jill@thirdsectordumgal.org.uk

The formation of a third sector Health and Social Care thematic forum will also be discussed at this event. This forum will allow the third sector to have stronger links with the Community Planning Partnership, the Integrated Joint Board and H&SC Strategic Planning Group. More details on the day!