Monday, 11 November 2013

Alliance Scotland update November 20th

Alliance Scotland

Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland update - 20 November


The ALLIANCE is delivering a two year programme that will explore how the GP practice team can support people to live well in their community.
The Links Worker Programme, a partnership between the ALLIANCE and General Practitioners at the Deep End (The Deep End).  Delivery partners include SAMH and the Royal College of General Practitioners. The programme aims to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care.
The programme will see the creation of a new ‘Community Links Practitioner’ role within the GP practice team and will also see existing practice staff becoming skilled in identifying local services and matching them to the needs of individual patients.  Read more


  • Congratulations to Dementia Carer Voices Project Engagement Lead, Tommy Whitelaw, who was presented with one of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s annual Chairman’s Awards for his campaigning work on behalf of people with dementia and their carers. Read more
  • ENABLE Scotland announce dates for the Personal Development Award 'Personalisation in Practice'.  Read more
  • The Carnegie UK Trust publish new report on how the state can involve individuals and communities more in the delivery of public services and improving societal wellbeing. Read more
  • The Voluntary Action Fund are running information events in December on the Volunteering Support Fund and how it can help organisations recruit volunteers and improve how they are supported. Read more
  • Scotland's first Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy has launched a call for evidence to find out how Scotland can "deliver the full benefits of a shift in power towards local democracy"  Read more
  • Carers Trust Scotland launch new guide to develop awareness of carers’ needs amongst healthcare professionals and to recognise carers as partners in care. Read more

Health and Social Care Integration

  • BREAKING NEWS: Stage 1 Debate on the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill scheduled for Tuesday 26 November at 2pm. Read more
  • Health and Sport Committee increases focus on human rights agenda in integration bill report.  Read more
  • New ALLIANCE briefing paper on the Health and Sport Committee’s Stage One Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill report.  Read more
  • The Guardian: Why housing associations are the key to truly integrated care services.  Read more


  • ALLIANCE members' networking event: "Making the Most of Your Membership", 3 December, Glasgow. Read more
  • Mental Health First Aid Training Course taking place in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife and Lanarkshire, 9 December . Read more

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