Using 3rd sector evidence in commissioning

News

The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 places a statutory responsibility upon Integration Authorities, Health Boards and Local Authorities to actively involve the third sector in the planning and design of integrated health and social care services. It is vital that the full extent of the third sector’s knowledge, information and expertise, is brought […]

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Co-production Conference Report – It’s time to walk the talk

News

On 12th May over 220 people from across Scotland descended on the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow for the 4th National Co-production Conference. Co-produced with people with lived experience, community groups and third sector organisations, this conference looked at where we are with co-production in Scotland and how we move forward to make co-production the way Scotland […]

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Award winning person-centred programme: Fit for Life

News

The Fit for Life programme was designed to help bridge the gap between NHS mental health services and main-stream community exercise groups with the aim of: increasing physical activity levels, reducing risk of falls and maintaining/improving mental health and well-being for older people with mental health conditions. The programme has evolved in the last four […]

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Participation Week

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Hosted by the Scottish Government Directorate for Local Government and Communities Participation Week is a chance for all of us involved in public services to learn together about how we involve people more in the development and delivery of policies and services and think about the impact that can make. It will provide space to think […]

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Community Links Project Update, Midlothian

Examples of Practice

The Community Links Project’s aim is to provide support for isolated older people, aged over 65 years, living in the Midlothian area to enable them to stay connected to their local community and maintain and build on existing social networks and opportunities.

The full Community Links Project, Midlothian Example of Practice (Update) is available here  It is an update of the original Example of Practice published in 2013, which can be accessed here

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