This briefing report aims to provide an overview of the Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Delivery Plan. The scope of this briefing is to highlight areas of interest and key thinking points for the voluntary health sector. We are focusing on the four thematic areas that are drivers for … [Read more...] about VHS Briefing – The Health and Social Care Delivery Plan
Audit Scotland has an interest in improving the health of the population – indeed, don’t we all?How do we know what’s value for money, what works and what’s important to people who use services? We have a commitment to try and find new ways of measuring the things that matter to people and … [Read more...] about Lorraine’s Blog: Looking through a public health lens – what did we see?
Our latest news bulletin is packed with useful information for and about voluntary health organisations.Download it here - or why not sign up to get it direct each month?Subscribe to VHS monthly e-bulletin … [Read more...] about What’s new? Read our May 2017 e-bulletin.
Recently I was delighted to give the opening address at the Scottish Government's stakeholder event on developing a National Strategy to Tackle Social Isolation and Loneliness. Here's a summary of what I said - and if you're interested in reading my presentation in full and seeing the Scottish … [Read more...] about Claire’s blog: A National Strategy to Tackle Social Isolation and Loneliness
VHS have been working with Glasgow Caledonian University lecturer Brian Smith and his students, who worked in 4 teams to address the following brief for VHS: “Design a business to business social marketing strategy that identifies the nature and increases the awareness of the issues of … [Read more...] about How Can Social Marketing Help Us Develop a Strategic Approach to Loneliness?
Our latest news bulletin is packed with useful information for and about voluntary health organisations.Download it here – or why not sign up to get it direct each month?Subscribe to VHS monthly bulletin … [Read more...] about What’s new? Read our April 2017 e-bulletin
The Scottish Government are consulting on “places, people & planning” which sets out twenty proposals for change which aim to strengthen the planning system and support sustainable economic growth across the country. The responses will help inform the drafting and production of a draft Planning … [Read more...] about VHS response to: Places, people and planning: A consultation on the future of the Scottish planning system
“I am very keen to keep on prodding out to the community. We look like a secret service building or prison, but we are actually quite nice and if you would like a cup of coffee come in and see us. So we are working away at that level. It is a hard slog."So said Jim, a 75 year old gay man with … [Read more...] about Claire’s blog: Loneliness is a hard slog so let’s tackle it together