Change Fund Evidence from National Data
This section presents information for each partnership in Scotland derived from publicly available national data sources. The primary purpose is to inform and advance thinking of partnerships regarding their local change plans, based on recent historic patterns and trends across health, social care and housing.
The data presented here cover a range of issues across the spectrum of support for older people. The selection of data included and the links to original national sources may offer a source of information for other, wider, purposes.
The content of this section is not intended to be static: for example, the section will offer links to other information tools and analyses that are developed subsequently; the compilation of data included may evolve over time; and links to other useful national statistical resources may be made.
This section is a contribution to the further development of evidence-based decision making for joint decision making and integrated working in Scotland.
How to Interpret the Data Presented
For many of the analyses there are some common questions that might be asked:
- What is the current trend (for the Partnership, and for Scotland)?
- How much does the Partnership vary from the overall Scotland-wide position?
- Does comparison with ‘similar’ partnership areas reveal differences that are important to your partnership?
- What local factors might explain any variance?
- If the recent trends continue, bearing in mind demographic changes, what are the implications?
- Looking at different measures side by side what conclusions might be drawn?
- Are there other analyses, including local data, which might be vital to inform your decisions/plans? Can you source or request these analyses?
- Are the plans you develop or decisions you take consistent with your interpretation of all the evidence you have? Have you cited the evidence that supports your plans/decisions?
- Are the measures presented useful for monitoring the impact of your plans as they are implemented? If not, what different measures will you use?
The data is organised by health boards, with information for each local authority in Scotland accessible via the links below.