Think piece by Alison Grant from Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action in which she reflects on the issues that arise when developing community linking approaches to build capacity in the community to support health and social care integration
What Works Scotland’s Jane Cullingworth writes about The Big Lottery Fund’s 2016 report—The Future of ‘Doing Good’ in the UK, and one of the launch events it organised across the UK to stimulate discussion.
Guest blogger Calum Irving of Voluntary Action Scotland explains in August 2015 how his organisation has been working on a new vision for third sector interfaces to build the third sector’s relationship with community planning.
Jane Cullingworth, a What Works Scotland PhD candidate, reports in November 2016 on work to develop a vision that re-imagines community planning in Scotland.
Report which describes the process by which STRiVE, the TSI for East Lothian, with support from What Works Scotland, opened a conversation with local third sector organisations to discuss effective participation and representation.
This research report is focused on Centrestage’s distinct food provision programme in some of the most deprived areas of North and East Ayrshire; Written by Briege Nugent and Oliver Escobar it describes how Centrestage achieves impact, empowers individuals and communities, and draws lessons to inform policy and practice.
This think piece reflects on the potential of multi-purpose, independent community-led organisations, often called community anchors, to lead on ‘highly localised’ service design and delivery, and related local economic, social and democratic developments.
Sharing insights and working with the third sector was the focus for What Works Scotland researchers at the CVS Inverclyde Third Sector Conference.
Just published think piece: Community Anchors What Works Scotland Research Associate James Henderson reflects on the potential for community anchors to provide locally-led Scottish public service reform. http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/think-pieces/