Video: Changing Lives, Delivering Success: Turning Ambition into Action

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Building on the successful 2014 conference, Scottish Government and a range of partners organised a national Community Planning conference for 2015. The aim of the conference was to share good practice, explore new ideas and identify practical solutions to overcome barriers in tackling the key themes of economic development, tackling inequalities and fostering community empowerment. This video […]

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Participation Week Report

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Participation Week was a series of events run by the Scottish Government from June 8 to 12. It was a chance for all of us involved in public services across sectors 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. […]

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Edinburgh – Live Well in Later Life interactive map

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An interactive map which shows older people’s services and activities in Edinburgh has been launched. The project is a collaboration between EVOC and City of Edinburgh Council.  It is part of the European URBACT Healthy Ageing Project which looks at innovative approaches to healthy ageing. It uses Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to create ‘heat maps’ […]

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Using 3rd sector evidence in commissioning

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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

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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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