A FREE event to connect leaders across public and third sectors, facilitate dialogue and explore some of the myths of each others’ sectors. Co-produced by Voluntary Health Scotland, The Scottish Government Third Sector Unit, ACOSVO and Children in Scotland. Hosted by The Scottish Government at … [Read more...] about Working Towards A Collaborative Culture
In November 2014, Scottish Ministers asked for a review to be undertaken of public health in Scotland. A review group was established and met for the first time in December 2014. The group meets monthly. VHS is a member of the group and is represented by Grant Sugden, CEO of Waverley Care. The … [Read more...] about Public Health Review
Are you an optimist about asset based approaches? Does all the current talk of transforming public services through an asset based approach grab your attention and excite you - or does it leave you scratching your head in puzzlement or a panic as to what it all actually means? Our introduction to … [Read more...] about Optimists Network at The Gathering
New materials are available from NHS Health Scotland to help you understand and tackle health inequalities: Actions to reduce health inequalities In summary: 2015 UK Election Briefing: Aimed at politicians and policy makers, this makes recommendations for tackling health inequalities. Informing … [Read more...] about Latest thinking on actions to reduce health inequalities
Digital Inclusion for Health is a VHS initiative, designed to raise the voluntary health sector's profile with the NHS, funders and service users, by harnessing the power of the web. Funded by the Scottish Government, the project was delivered by VHS and website design cooperative graphics … [Read more...] about Voluntary health organisations get on the web
We are looking for a POLICY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER to deliver our policy and public affairs work, with a strong emphasis on engagement and communication with our members. Read on for details. TERMS OF POST: Location: Edinburgh |Salary scale: £27,033 to £29,445| Hours: Full-time |Benefits: 6% … [Read more...] about Could you work for VHS?
Voluntary Health Scotland is an increasingly active member of this important Cross Party Group. It aims to raise awareness of the causes of health inequalities amongst parliamentarians, promote evidence based legislation, policy and actions that reduce health inequalities – and avoid … [Read more...] about Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Health Inequalities
Thursday 28 November 2013, 10.00am - 4.00pm Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL Explore & discuss four big inter-connected themes: Tackling health inequalities for a fairer, healthier Scotland Integrating health and social care for better services for … [Read more...] about Drawing It All Together – Symposium & AGM
Published on 28th May 2013, the Bill sets out the proposed framework for Health Boards and local authorities to integrate adult health and social care. Voluntary Health Scotland has published a series of briefing papers to help voluntary health organisations understand the Bill and its … [Read more...] about Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill – what role for the third sector?
Voluntary Health Scotland held an event on 1 July 2013, attended by 40 representatives of voluntary health organisations, on 'health and social care in transition'. The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill was the focus of the event, with presentations on the Bill itself, the wider policy … [Read more...] about Health and social care in transition – Public Bodies (Joint Working) Bill