Designing KELP – a new health care facility for the Keith and East Locality

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Health & Social Care Moray is holding a series of events in the coming weeks to help design what a new health and social care facility to serve the Keith & East Locality could look like.

Health & Social Care Moray is working with members of the public, NHS Grampian, Moray Council, social work colleagues, third sector, community planning partners and other stakeholders on the Keith & East Locality Project, known as KELP.

If it goes ahead, the new facility will be a first of its kind in Moray, incorporating a wide range of services on one site. Designed with the community to serve the community in an integrated manner.

The project has been up and running for several months now, and the Project Board are keen to move on to the next stage.

Commenting, project manager, Susan Pellegrom, said: “This project is hugely exciting for Keith and the surrounding areas. The current GP practice continues to deliver high quality interventions, but is limited by the environment.

“We held a public meeting at the end of July on one of the hottest evenings of the year. It was really well attended and lots of ideas and suggestions were made. This was also the case at the Keith Show. The next step is our workshops and this is where we are looking for as many folk from the communities to come along. We’ll be talking about what is needed and how it could be delivered.”

Pam Gowans, Chief Officer of Health & Social Care Moray and project board chair added: “This project has the potential to be a significant community asset, and we need people who will use the services there to tell us what they want to see. So far, the response has been really positive and we are keen to build on that. Come along, find out how you can play your part and let’s get something that we all can be proud to have in Keith, where we can deliver services locally.”

More information about the project, including details on how to make your voice heard, is available on the project pages:–east-locality-project.html

Those unable to attend the workshops, can complete a simple survey at

The dates and times for the service modelling workshops, all to be held from 1pm to 5pm at Keith’s Longmore Hall, are:

Tuesday 24th September

Thursday 10th October

Thursday 7th November.

You can book your place by calling 01343 567187 or by emailing