Islay councillor urged to meet with ICC
I write in response to Councillor Redman’s letter to The Oban Times (7 September 2017). I understand that the decision to withdraw some support to Trust Housing on Islay was made in 2011 by Argyll and Bute Council long before the Health and Care Partnership was set up to deliver integrated care.
Maybe instead of arguing against a decision made some years ago and, incidentally, brings Islay into line with all other Trust Housing policy across Scotland, Councillor Redman could make a constructive contribution to how we can all provide care for people living in their own homes or in supported accommodation.
This planning is already under way in the Islay and Jura Locality Planning group to minimise the disruption to the lives of residents and their families.
I gather Councillor Redman was invited to the Islay Community Council to explain his role on the integrated joint board and his views on health and social care but unfortunately he didn’t attend. Could I suggest that he contacts the ICC to try and arrange another date? As an interested member of the public I would like to hear his views.
Could I also suggest he thinks again about relying on stock labels such as separatist and unionist and thinks about people as human beings and constituents. Maybe he could also reflect on the meaning of the word democracy. A. Humphreys Port Askaig, Islay