Community Led Approaches to Tackling Poverty

Presentations from seminar in Clydebank on 22nd September 2016

Claire Bynner – Welcome and Background

Bruce Whyte – Trends in Health and Inequality in Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire

Richard Crisp – Community-led Approaches to Reducing Poverty in Neighbourhoods


Exploring evidence, tools and strategies to expand the scope of prevention in public services

Presentations from seminar in Aberdeen on 16th May 2016

Ken Gibb – Lessons and challenges: prevention and public service reform

Neil Craig – The Economics of Prevention

Setting Priorities in Health and Social Care Integration: Economic and Provider Perspectives

Presentations from seminar in Glasgow on 8th March 2016

Paul Leak –  H&SC integration: setting the scene, the need to set priorities

Marissa Collins –  Priority setting in health and social care

Christian Nicolson and Andrea Madden – NHS Highland: Priority setting in health and social care

Chris Littlejohn – Grampian Health Board: practicalities of engaging in preventative work

Creating Successful Partnerships Resources Package

Presentations from Partnership Seminar on Edinburgh on 3rd December 2015

Ailsa Cook – Partnership Working Across UK Public Services

Kate Bell – Partnership Working ‘my experience and reflections’

Eliot Stark – Partnerschaft

Paul Blackwood – Prevention & Early Intervention: Operation Modulus Multi Agency Programme

Also see resource pack from event here:

You can find the Partnership Evidence Review and Briefing document here

A report from the December 3rd event ‘Creating effective partnerships to deliver public services’ will be available soon.

The Cost of the Cuts: a social impact tool

As local authorities continue to face difficult decisions amid ongoing austerity measures, a research team from the Universities of Glasgow has worked with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to produce a Social Impact Tool to help councils assess the impact of cuts on services and the public, particularly on poorer groups of service users.

Annette Hastings from University of Glasgow delivered this presentation The Cost of the Cuts: a social impact tool   at a seminar  in Glasgow on 2nd December 2015

Community Planning – Maximising Potential

WWS Director Nick Watson was among the speakers at this event held in Edinburgh on 1st September to update delegates on the latest developments within community planning and enable the sharing of knowledge and practical support to help improve community participation, public service delivery and outcomes.

See all presentations here

Nick Watson, WWS – What Works Scotland Supporting Effective Public Service Reform

Calum Irvine, VAS – A Third Sector Perspective

Barbara Lindsay, COSLA – Community Planning Current Landscape and Prioirities

Stuart Hashagen, SCDC – Community Planning Empowering Communities?

Lorraine Gillies, West Lothian Community Planning Partnership –  Achieving Positive Outcomes – How Doe We Do That Then….?

Danny Cepok and Izzie Whyte, Fife Community Planning Partnership –  Kirkcaldy Area Local Community Planning – Gallatown Gateway

Changing Lives, Delivering Success

Oliver Escobar and Claire Bynner from the WWS team were among those contributing to the Scottish Government’s 2015 Community Planning Conference Changing Lives Delivering Success: Turning Ambition into Action which took place  in Glasgow on 26th June 2015.

This short film (7 minutes) captures the essence of this inspiring event.

Also see Claire’s presentation ‘What Works in Place-based Approaches?  (pdf)

Presentations from ‘Keyword Partnership’ Seminar – held in Glasgow on 3rd June 2015

Des McNulty, University of Glasgow, Policy Scotland –  Keyword Partnership

Claire Bynner , What Works Scotland and Alex Meikle, Rosemount Lifelong Learning  – Partnership with Communities

Kim Aumann, UK Community Partnership Network – What Helps Public Engagement

Carol Tannahill, Glasgow Centre for Population Health – Partnership More than a Key Word

Sarah Morton, What Works Scotland and CRFR – Research Partnerships

Presentations from  ‘Public Service Reform in Health and Social Care: Norwegian and Scottish experiences’ Seminar – held in Edinburgh on 27th May 2015

Professor Helge Ramsdal, Dr Guro Huby, Ostfold University College, Norway: Never-ending Reforms – Collaboration in Health and Social Care in Norway

Dr Ailsa Cook, What Works Scotland, University of Edinburgh: Public Service Reform in Health and Social Care: Norwegian and Scottish Experiences

Presentations from ‘Economics of Prevention’ Seminar –  held in Glasgow on 28th May 2015

Agenda and information about speakers: Seminar Programme and Speaker Biographies

Introductory slides and topic questions: WWSeconprevent

Prevention and Housing: Prevention Presentation – Housing

Smoking in Pregnancy: Prevention Presentation – Smoking in Pregnancy

Presentations from ‘Economics of Prevention’ Seminar –  held in Glasgow, 25th March 2015

NHS WWS Prevention by Peter Allan

Thinking like an Economist by Ken Gibb

HS Economics of Prevention by Neil Craig

WWS Presentation to Finance Committee on 4th March 2015

The Finance Committee of the Scottish Parliament has long held a scrutiny role over the question of Scotland achieving a ‘decisive shift’ to prevention. In the current session it has called for evidence sessions to further analyse progress.

On March 4 2015 as part of this process, James Mitchell and Ken Gibb from What Works Scotland spoke to the Committee on the WWS work stream on prevention and about the concept of, and evidence on, different strands of prevention in Scotland and more widely.

(Scroll through to 1 hour and 7 minutes into this video to see their presentation to the Committee)

Watch here

The report presented to Finance Committee is available here    Finance_Meeting_papers