Future-proofing Cornerstone I am delighted to share our new Strategic Plan for 2021-25 'Future-proofing Cornerstone' with you. This new strategy is pragmatic and realistic. It focusses on what we do best, making sure the people we support are able to live the best life possible. It also follows on from a significant review of our last strategy ‘Local Cornerstone’ – taking forward forward the learning and achievements from that strategy but leaving behind the parts that haven’t worked quite so well. Looking forward, we now have a refined and refreshed vision: “To be the first choice for expert care and support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex care needs in Scotland.” We have also altered our values slightly to better reflect our commitment to person-centred care and the people we support being at the heart of everything we do. Our values are: Caring Person-centred Professional Pioneering We have three new strategic aims: To become an expert provider of services to people with learning disabilities, autism and complex care needs. To be the best employer in social care in Scotland. To achieve stability and sustainability which support future developments. These aims will all be supported by a number of programmes of work which have the people we support and their families right at the heart. You can read the strategy in full here and an Executive Summary is available here. You can also provide feedback by emailing: [email protected] Most of us have been through an intense period of uncertainty and change over the last couple of years, and we recognise the impact this has had – not only on the people we support and their families but also our colleagues and the social care sector at large. Now is the time to focus on what we’re best at and to get even better at it! In doing so we will continue to provide the very best care and support that makes such a positive difference to people’s lives. It’s time to look to the future to be the very best we can be.