SCVO (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations) is currently working with Edinburgh Napier University on a project to capture information on local health and wellbeing organisations. They are working closely with CVS Falkirk which provides a single point of access for support and advice for the third sector.
The aim of the project is to map what the third sector (community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and individual volunteers) is doing to support health and wellbeing, in order to build a better picture of the work taking place in communities.
The health and social care integration agenda is a major programme of reform which is already underway in Scotland. The focus is on people receiving the right care at the right time and in the right setting, resulting in better health and wellbeing outcomes for people. The aim of integration is that people using health and social care services can expect to be listened to, be involved in deciding upon the care they receive and be an active participant in how it is delivered.
The third sector is well placed to develop and deliver the community-based and preventative solutions that integration needs. The information gathered will therefore be pulled together and shared with the new Integrated Joint Boards in your area, so they are informed of what is happening locally and we can demonstrate the third sector’s role and impact. This should influence decision making and funding decisions, such as how services are commissioned.
The online survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
All respondents who provide a fully-completed survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle Fire! Winners will be drawn at random once all data collection is complete.
For further information, please contact CVS Falkirk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone on 01324 69200.