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
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
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
A warm invitation to all our member organisations. Join us for this year’s AGM event on 30th November, with a St Andrew's Day themed lunch to celebrate our National Day in Scotland and the chance to renew old acquaintances and build new ones. New for our AGM programme this year is the VHS Big … [Read more...] about Shaping the Future of our Health and Healthcare: the VHS Big Debate and AGM
As my tenure as a Trustee and Chair of Voluntary Health Scotland comes to a close after six wonderful years, it's a moment of reflection and introspection on the remarkable journey I've had with an organisation I am passionate about. Serving on the board of Voluntary Health Scotland has been a … [Read more...] about Rob’s blog: Reflecting on My Journey as a Voluntary Health Scotland Trustee
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
This year our 2023 Poster Competition Theme is Health Creators We invited proposals from organisations for Poster Submissions to create a visualisation of their work around ‘Health Creators’ with a focus on what role they play in tackling health inequalities. This year our conference focuses … [Read more...] about VHS Annual Conference 2023 Poster Finalists!
Improving access to clinical trials for people living with secondary breast cancer Secondary breast cancer, also known as metastatic, advanced or stage 4, is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is between two and three years. It … [Read more...] about Dr Sarah’s Blog: “There’s always hope”