VHS has a fantastic new poster on display at the NHS Scotland annual event in Aberdeen during 21st and 22nd June 2022, and also available online via the NHS Scotland Learning Toolbox. Produced in collaboration with Volunteer Edinburgh, EVOC and NHS Lothian Charity (formerly Edinburgh and Lothians … [Read more...] about VHS exhibits poster at NHS Scotland 2022 event
Vaccine Inequalities: Reflecting on the inclusivity of the COVID-19 vaccine programme and collaboration with the third sector. Deadline Extended: Friday 17th June Voluntary Health Scotland is conducting research to assess the extent to which the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Scotland sought to … [Read more...] about VHS launches survey on the COVID-19 vaccine programme
Update on the Highest Risk List in Scotland from the Scottish Government The Highest Risk List (HRL) will end on 31 May. The Scottish Government has highlighted this is a positive step as there is no longer a need for the vast majority of people who have been on the Highest Risk List to consider … [Read more...] about Update on the COVID-19 Highest Risk List
Health, Social Care & Sport Committee Inquiry on Health Inequalities The committee is undertaking an inquiry on health inequalities covering: progress towards tackling health inequalities in Scotland since 2015 any cross-sectoral work undertaken over that time period to address social … [Read more...] about Consultation Response: Health Inequalities Inquiry
Written by the Inclusion Health Lived Experience Research Working Group, on behalf of Inclusion Health Partnership. Background Research was conducted by the Inclusion Health Partnership to develop and deepen the understanding of the lived experience of marginalised communities and how Covid-19 … [Read more...] about Understanding the lived experience of COVID-19 for marginalised communities
Since April 2021 Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council (EVOC) has been distributing micro-grants on behalf of Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation to community organisations based across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Organisations can apply for up to £500 to carry out grassroots activities in … [Read more...] about Micro-grants to communities boost Covid-19 vaccines and testing
We invited Kiren Zubairi, former VHS Policy Engagement Officer, to write a guest blog reflecting on the three year anniversary of the Zubairi Report: the lived experience of loneliness and social isolation in Scotland. Loneliness and social isolation in the time of COVID-19 – A tale of … [Read more...] about Kiren’s Blog: Loneliness & social isolation in the time of COVID-19
Delegates to our Annual Conference on 6th October 2021 have given us some fantastic feedback which we’d like to share more widely. Our conference theme was Health at the Heart of Communities and of the 101 people who attended 36 filled out our feedback form. The conference overall got a resounding … [Read more...] about Health at the Heart of Communities: what’s love got to do with it?