Community Health in Partnership (CHiP)

What is Health & Social Care? 

Integration of health and social care is one of Scotland's major programmes of reform. At its heart, health and social care integration is about ensuring that those who use services get the right care and support whatever their needs, at any point in their care journey.(Scottish Government)

Watch this short film to find out more about plans for Health & Social Care Services in Aberdeenshire:






AVA has a team of Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) officers, co-ordinated by Alison Grant.

The Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) team will:

  • Develop strong and sustainable relationships by connecting Third Sector and Health and Social Care services.
  • Encourage all partners to recognise the added value of Third Sector knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Support the Third Sector to better influence and inform service design, commissioning and delivery.

By facilitating and supporting representation at both locality and strategic levels the CHiP team will enable the Third Sector to work collaboratively with Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership to deliver the 9 National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes.

You can follow the CHiP team on Facebook at

And on Twitter at: @AVA_CHiP

If you want to find out more about AVA's role in the Health & Social Care Partnership in Aberdeenshire, and the Community Health in Partnership team, contact Alison Grant at or call: 01467 629072.