SCHW has submitted a response to the Health and Social Care Alliance on the draft Guidance. Our comments are available. Read More
Call for more investment in voluntary and community health initiatives to counter Scotland's health inequality 7th January 2015 by Susan Smith. Read More
Stark health inequalities between rich and poor areas of Scotland will not be tackled without a broader range of initiatives, according to a major report published today.
An inquiry by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee has found that the gap in life expectancy between rich and poor remains persistently wide, despite significant investment in tackling health inequalities in Scotland since devolution. Read More
Despite significant investment in tackling health inequalities in Scotland since devolution, the gap between rich and poor remains persistently wide, according to an inquiry by the Health and Sport Committee.
Source: Scottish Government Website. Read More
"Saving Money by doing the right thing" is an excellent report by Locality a nationwide network of community enterprises, development trusts, settlements and social action centres. It offers a refreshingly alternative and compelling argument and guide to the ways in which public services need to change (at no additional cost!) to provide more effective support for improving health and wellbeing. A key theme of the argument is that services are 'local by default'. The case studies of individuals situations are excellent This is well worth the time invested in reading its 50 pages. www.locality.org.uk
What Works Scotland aims to improve the way local areas in Scotland use evidence to make decisions about public service development and reform.
What Works Scotland is working with Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) and
stakeholder partners to achieve its aims, namely to:
• Identify and better understand what is working and not working in public service delivery
in Scotland, and how we can translate knowledge from setting to setting.
• Contribute to the development of a Scottish model of service delivery that brings about
transformational change for people living in different places across Scotland. Read More
Community Learning Exchange
The Community Learning Exchange, hosted by Scottish Community Alliance, is now into its second year of funding. 98 applications have been supported so far, with 145 organisations benefiting.
The Community Learning Exchange newsletter on the 'news' page. which includes good examples, provides details of the excellent Community Learning Exchange Programme. The programme once again provides financial support for host organisations and visiting organisations who want to share good practice and expertise. This comes highly recommended. Read More.
Realising the Value : Ten key actions to put people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing (November 2016)
It is not often that a report comes along that makes sense in the real world and
clearly values the work of community led health and well-
Try this..."Person and community-
This report is full of good stuff. Give it a read along with "Saving money by doing the right thing' by Locality. Read Here
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