Voluntary Health Scotland (VHS) is pleased to announce the publication of its report, Essential Connections, which explores the range and scope of community link worker programmes across Scotland. The report is the culmination of eight months of research by the Scottish Community Link Worker … [Read more...] about Essential Connections: report published looking into the range of community link worker programmes in Scotland
Our latest monthly newsletter is out now, packed full as usual with network news, events and training information. You can read it here . Do get in touch if you want to include anything in our December issue. Happy reading! … [Read more...] about Scottish Community Link Worker Network – November newsletter out now!
On the 28th of September the Age Action Group launched their report - Fit for Purpose: Inclusive Housing and Social Care for Older LGBT+ People. Over 30 people from voluntary organisations, local governments, civil servants, and journalists attended the launch of the research report. The launch and … [Read more...] about Annette’s Blog: Fit for Purpose
Our Chief Executive, Claire Stevens, is retiring at the end of March 2024, after a highly successful period of 12 years leading VHS. Under Claire’s leadership, VHS’s reputation has grown as a highly influential national intermediary for the voluntary health sector across Scotland. VHS are now … [Read more...] about Could you be our next Chief Executive?
The Scottish Government has committed to providing the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership with up to £1.2m for 2024-25 to sustain community link worker capacity in Glasgow. This follows concerns raised about cuts to services from April 2024. The funding fills a gap that the partnership … [Read more...] about Funding guaranteed to sustain Glasgow City’s community link worker programme
Danielle McPhilemy is a Community Link Worker (CLW) in Stirlingshire. Her role in Fallin Health Centre is to link people attending their GP (or other primary care services) with local, often non-clinical, community resources. Jack McVitie was one of the first people to use the community link worker … [Read more...] about Jack’s Community Link Worker Story
Date: Thursday 30th November 2023 Time: 12.30 – 15.15 Place: Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR What: Networking lunch, followed by the AGM and then The Big Debate, Shaping the Future of our Health and Care Who: All VHS members are most welcome How to … [Read more...] about Everything you need for the VHS AGM on 30th November 2023
In a recent letter addressed to colleagues, including VHS, Emma Roddick MSP, the Minister for Equalities, Migration, and Refugees in Scotland, provided an update on the ongoing review of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) by the Scottish Government. The PSED is a crucial aspect of Scotland's … [Read more...] about Public Sector Equality Duty Review Update