We are delighted to announce that six collaborations working within social care in Scotland have received funding for practical support to help them collaborate more effectively. The £100,000 fund and learning programme has been developed in partnership with Scottish Government to support the development of collaborations in the social care sector. Whilst the Fund is managed by CCPS, decisions were made by Inspiring Scotland and an independent selection panel.
The successful applicants are:
- LifeCare (Vintage Vibes Partnership) who lead a collaboration looking at tackling isolation and loneliness in Edinburgh’s older people.
- Waverley Care who are working collaboratively to respond to a HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Glasgow city centre.
- Quarriers who is the lead partner in a collaboration aiming to provide more personalised support for care experienced young people at a critical period of transition.
- Fair Deal who are working in partnership to bring together social care providers in Castlemilk to support people to live safely in their own homes.
- Penumbra who are working with other providers to develop an outcomes based contracting mechanism to address demand and unsustainability in mental health services.
- Turning Point Scotland as part of the Voluntary Sector Recruitment Working Group’s work with a number of providers to gather evidence on social care recruitment to identify sustainable ways of addressing recruitment difficulties.
These six collaborations work across across a diverse range of topics and vary in size, reach and stage of collaboration. They will work together through structured peer learning workshops over the next year. This will provide additional support to help develop the collaborations and will help CCPS gather information about how provider led collaborations work in practice.
For more information and updates on the Fund please see: http://www.ccpscotland.org/hot-topics/collaboration/building-collaboration-fund/