Outcomes and Localism
The subsequent development of Single Outcome Agreements by local authorities & community planning partners, alongside a shift to an outcomes-based approach, has added a new dimension to policy making in Scotland.
Please click on the ‘more information’ link below to access further resources about localism and outcomes, including a new Outcomes toolbox developed in partnership with IRISS, to help guide care providers in how to understand and influence emerging local agendas.
The Scottish Government recently awarded CCPS a grant with the aim to assist “social services providers in the voluntary sector to fully contribute to the national workforce development agenda and maximise their capacity to self-manage the development of their workforce.” The team that will deliver the work has now been established. Please click on the ‘more information’ link below to find out more.
Commissioning, procurement and tendering have become the key enabling processes that facilitate the involvement of the voluntary sector in the provision of publicly-funded support and care services in Scotland’s communities.
As such, they are major areas of interest and concern to CCPS and its members. Please click on the ‘more information’ link below to find out more about commissioning and procurement issues, as well as our new Tenderwatch feature.
Integration & collaboration
Integration of adult health and social care is a key element of the Scottish Government’s response to the Christie Commission on public service reform. CCPS is closely involved with the development of this agenda, working to ensure that it is not just about a structural reorganisation of the NHS and local authorities, to the exclusion of the third sector.
Christie recommendations also endorsed wider joint working and collaboration in the provision of public services. Collaboration, partnerships and merger within the third sector present opportunities as well as challenges for social care providers.
Please click on the ‘more information’ link below for current developments on integration of health and social care and collaborative working, including links to a range of external resources.
Cuts and austerity
Care and support budgets in Scotland’s third sector continue to be affected by budget cuts – radically in many cases – threatening services and jobs in many local authority areas. In addition, proposed changes to the benefits system within the welfare reform agenda proposed by the Westminster Government, are also likely to impact upon care and support provision in Scotland.
This page gives more information about the ways that austerity measures may be impacting upon third sector care providers in particular. Please click on the ‘more information’ link below to find out more.
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CCPS is the association of voluntary sector organisations providing care and support services in Scottish communities. Its membership comprises the majority of the leading national non-profit and charitable service providers in Scotland.
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13 Mar 2014
This is a CCPS members’ only meeting – details will be circulated nearer to the date.
14 Mar 2014
This SEE Session, delivered by Impact Arts in conjunction with IRISS, will provide the opportunity for participants…
No vacancies at present.