A Stitch in Time?

A Stitch in Time?A Stitch in Time? supported the third sector in Lothian to collect and present evidence to explain, measure and prove the contribution the third sector makes towards reshaping care for older people. The Stitch in Time? model has been used to  collate evidence and to identify how to evaluate key types of third sector service provision as well as showing how this contributes to the national health and wellbeing outcomes. Use the model to learn more and click through to further documents. SiT - LM Image A wide range of materials have been produced to support third sector organisations and commissioners in understanding and evidencing the third sector’s contribution to achieving outcomes which matter to local people. Focus On publications take a deeper look at the work which helps make a difference to older peopleSiT - Image - FocusOn in our communities through helping them to:

  • Stay socially connected with family and friends
  • Stay positive and in control throughout periods of transition in their lives
  • Live in age friendly environments
  • Feel a sense of financial security
  • Enjoy a healthy and active life
  • Ensure the system works better for older people

The Indicator Bank SiT - Image - Indicator Bank has a range of indicators for each outcome on the logic model. It is written to inform and inspire practitioners to either use the example indicators or develop their own.     SiT - Image - Evidence Evidence reviews and commissioned research – what evidence tells us about the contribution of the third sector.



Case studies – organisational case studies include an explanation or model to highlight particular activities and outcomes from specific third sector interventions and discussion of self-evaluation methods and challenges   The principles and learning from A Stitch in Time? are equally applicable to projects and services with adults of all ages. Therefore this is a valuable resource for Integration Authorities across Scotland as they begin the process of developing their integrated strategic plans.

‘Threading the Needle’  is the exciting new programme which will be working with Glasgow, Fife, North Ayrshire and Perth & Kinross Health and Social Care Partnerships to use third sector evidence to commission outcomes for health and social care. This programme will build on and seek to embed learning from a Stitch in Time? Working with Evaluation Support Scotland  we will aim to share the learning from Threading the Needle across Partnerships to support the use of third sector evidence in commissioning.