Published 07 March 2018

Residents across West Dunbartonshire are being invited to have their say on how West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (WDHSCP) should close the £2.3m budget gap.

The Partnership prepared a list of savings options in December to streamline services and identify potential saving through natural staff turnover.  The Partnership needs to save £1.2m in Health Care and £1.1m in Social Care.

The online consultation was launched today, Wednesday, 7 March and run until Monday, 2 April, providing residents with the opportunity to give their views on the savings options.

The results of the consultation will be presented the next meeting of WDHSCP when the Partnership meets in May.

Convener of WDHSCP, Councillor Marie McNair, said: "We have some very difficult decisions ahead of us and I would encourage residents to help us by taking part in the consultation.  We know all our services are vital to residents and their families, so we need your views on the saving proposals. 

WDHSCP Chief Officer, Beth Culshaw added: "I want to reassure residents that we will listen to your feedback and will only take the savings options as a last resort.  We offer so many critical services, that it will simply be impossible to cut back. That’s why we are relying on members of the public to come forward and prioritise the list of savings options presented in December.  The cost of providing many of our essential services is increasing, meaning we need make saving in other places. I would encourage residents to please take part in the consultation and shape the future of health and social care in West Dunbartonshire.”

To take part in the consultation and to complete the survey please visit 

The survey will close on Monday, 2 April 2018 and the results will be presented to the Health & Social Care Partnership meeting on Wednesday, 2 May 2018.

For further information please contact, Julie Slavin, Chief Financial Officer on 01389 812350 or email