Co-producing Evaluation – Why bother involving people in evaluation?

Resource

Evaluation Support Scotland has developed a new resource – a workbook which can help plan why, when and how to involve the people you work with in evaluation.  It was developed and tested with a group of organisations which already had considerable experience of involving the people they work with in their projects and were […]

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Edinburgh Joint Carers’ Strategy

Examples of Practice

The City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian worked collaboratively with carer organisations and carers themselves to redefine their strategic approach to commissioning support services for carers. The development of its three years Joint Carers Strategy for 2014-2017 involved using logic modelling to create a focus for consultation with carers on priorities and support required.

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Occupational Therapy integration

Examples of Practice

Currently OT services in Perth and Kinross have been provided separately by the NHS and Local Authority.  The NHS provides a service to adults, primarily in hospital and clinical settings which focuses on the rehabilitation of patients.  It employs around 27 full-time equivalent staff.  Perth and Kinross Council’s Community OT service employs around 21 full-time equivalent staff within four locality based teams. It provides a community based service to adults and children which generally focuses on adapting the environment for clients.

The preferred model for integration in P and K is the creation of four locality based teams (linked to the emerging P and K Social Work structure), with and acute hospital based service remaining at Perth Royal Infirmary.   All community based OTs would provide a generic service and have access to hospital based specialisms as required.

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Community Engagement Team

Examples of Practice

The establishment of the Community Engagement Team supports the need to develop new models to support service delivery and community engagement to rural and remote-rural areas and proposed to test ideas that:

  • Older people could contribute to providing community-based services for other older people.
  • Older people could be maintained living in their own homes and communities for as long as possible if communities developed the capacity to provide basic services in ‘co-production’ with statutory public service providers.
  • Social organisations of various types established in and by communities, could be sustainable and could provide ‘value-added’ benefits (social participation, health, community involvement etc.).
  • Communities could be supported to engage in meaningful and sustainable dialogue with key statutory public service providers to ensure transparency and co-production.

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