Public Protection thinkSpace:
Wednesday, 22nd June 2016
2pm – 4pm
Quaker Meeting House,
7 Victoria Terrace
EVOC are holding a Compact thinkSpace on procurement, in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council.
The event will examine the opportunities available to those commissioning services under the new regulatory framework, and explore how a light touch procurement regime might operate. This is a complex and much debated topic, and we hope to use this event to move things forward and with your help identify positive solutions and specific actions which partners can sign up to on the day.
We have contributors lined up from Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Balfour and Manson and the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland and will publish a detailed agenda shortly.
When: 28th June 2016, 9.30am-12.30pm.
Where: Midlothian Suite, Lothian Chambers.
Councillor Ricky Henderson, Convenor for Health, Social Care and Housing at Edinburgh City Council and Vice Chair of the Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership will today (Monday 16 May) open a launch event of a major new programme led by Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC).
As part of the work of the Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership and working in close co-ordination with staff from NHS Lothian and City of Edinburgh Council’s Health and Social Care Department, EVOC has secured funding through the Integrated Care fund to deliver the LOOPs Hospital Discharge Support Programme.
The programme, which is believed to be the first of its kind in Scotland, builds a single interface for Third Sector organisations into the hospital environment, with the support of Health and Social Care, and will see the delivery of an end-to-end service to improve support for older people being discharged from hospital and keep well at home, ensuring that they are not subjected to lengthy hospital stays, and can access support services they need within their community.
The launch event in Edinburgh’s City Chambers will brief statutory and national Third Sector organisations, to ensure that as many relevant Third Sector organisations as possible are engaged in the project.
Stefan Milenkovic, EVOC Development Worker for Reshaping Care for Older People, said: “We are delighted that third sector services and activities are to become an integral part of processes to improve our most vulnerable citizens’ wellbeing. This project offers an invaluable opportunity to build a social bridge between the NHS and other services to best support older people on discharge from hospital.”
Councillor Henderson said: “This is a good example of how integration is working. This collaboration will see services working together to reduce the time that older people spend in hospital and ensure the best support is provided in the community when they are discharged.”
The programme will be developed in partnership with The Eric Liddell Centre, Health in Mind and Libertus Services, and will engage the widest range of Third Sector organisations to begin to develop a whole community response to the dual challenges of hospital discharge delays and social isolation amongst Edinburgh’s older citizens.
The Edinburgh Compact Partnership brings together key Public Sector partners and a range of Third Sector partners under the overarching principle: In Equal Respect.
Many third sector organisations working across the City will be aware of substantial changes taking place across our communities. Key demographic and financial pressures mean that both public and third sector organisations are now required to think differently about the way services are delivered.
This year’s Forum is based upon the twin themes of transformation and maximising assets. The forum will provide an opportunity to consider the issues affecting the City and how we, in partnership, can respond to and effectively deal with these challenges in a sustainable balanced way while continuing to provide good quality and valued services to our citizens.
The Forum will be highly interactive and will take the form of a ‘conversation-cafe’ to consider:
Product from the event will be included within the annual report to the Council’s Communities and Neighbourhoods Committee on the social and economic contribution to the city. The Forum will also launch the Compact Voice 2015/16 Report based on the most recent Compact Voice Survey.
For those that can attend, I look forward to seeing you at the Forum. A draft programme for the Forum has been developed and is available using the following link.
Cllr Maureen Child, Convenor of the Communities and Neighbourhoods Committee and Political Third Sector Champion
For each session, there are 100 spaces available for third sector leaders and board members and these will be allocated on a first-come basis and limited to two attendees per organisation (one senior staff and one board member) only. While there is no charge for attending the event, organisations will need to directly consider any related costs for sending representatives to the Forum. For organisations that wish to send representatives, please complete the following:
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Please send details of your nominated representatives to Korstiaan Allan at Korstiaan.Allan@edinburgh.gov.uk or call 0131 469 3847.
Edinburgh City Council is reviewing how Edinburgh services respond to domestic abuse. We want to hear from service users and people who work with them to:
This consultation feeds into a broader service redesign process for domestic abuse services funded by the Council. EVOC is working with providers to navigate this service redesign, and will be representing them on the Project Board.
The Council is carrying out online surveys and talking to small groups to find out more. The results will help in planning services which work for everyone.
More information on the discussion groups is attached. If you are interested in attending these events please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating which groups you are interested in
To find out more or how you, or your service users can be involved in focus groups, please email email@example.com
Local Opportunities for Older People (LOOPs) is a partnership based localised, initiative which runs across Edinburgh and is funded by City of Edinburgh Council. We aim to deliver a proactive infrastructure to support older people to re-engage with a range of Third Sector community based activities and preventative health initiatives.
Evidence from across Scotland shows that people who are engaged with Third Sector activities sustain resilience and wellness more effectively than those who may have become socially isolated.
This fund is about supported people to engage in Third Sector activity earlier and aims to improve knowledge and accessibility of activities and services.
We are currently recruiting organisations to deliver the Community Navigator project within each the North West and South East Localities of Edinburgh. This work will be based upon the successful work delivered by Health in Mind (in the South West) and Pilmeny Development Project (in the North East).
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 17 May 2016 – 10am.
For application guidance please see the LOOPs Funding Opportunities page.
For further information please contact Stefan Milenkovic, Development Worker (Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP)) at Stef.firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0131 555 9100.
Annually, EVOC seeks to review its work over the last year, and we’d really like the third sector organisations we work with to have their say. Whether you’ve used our training, come to us with queries, or participated in networks, we’d like to hear from you.
As part of this review we are inviting our third sector partners to answer a few short, multiple choice questions which will help us to shape our vision and work for the coming year. Please help us to evaluate our work by completing a short user survey. It should take less than five minutes to complete and is entirely anonymous.
Please note, the deadline for submissions is Friday 29th April.
Thank you for your support.
The City of Edinburgh Council and the Health and Social Care Partnership are moving to a locality model of working from the beginning of April 2016 – this is supported by the Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland.
Locality working is a legal requirement of the Health and Social Care Partnership and City of Edinburgh Council has decided to move to the same model, believing that this change will help the services deliver better outcomes through being less bureaucratic, more agile and innovative in approaches. There is an overall desired outcome that Edinburgh Citizens will receive better coproduced services with the Third Sector as a key partner.
At this moment it is unclear what changes might be required to enable the Third Sector to fully engage with the new model, as the detail of how localities is still in the process of being fully agreed and established.
To ensure the Third Sector continue to be consulted on how the localities should work EVOC has organised Localities Events which shall take place in each Locality area. Find further information and booking details for each of these events here.
Please note, the next deadline for the Edinburgh & Lothian Trust Fund Grants for Voluntary Organisations is Friday 8th May.
The next Trustees Meeting takes place on Tuesday 3rd May.
Further information and application details can be found on the Edinburgh & Lothian Trust Fund website.
As part of the work of the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and working in close coordination with NHS Lothian and City of Edinburgh Council’s Health and Social Care Department, EVOC has secured funding through the Integrated Care fund to deliver the LOOPs Hospital Discharge Support Programme.
We believe that this work will be a first in Scotland, in that it builds a coherent single interface for the Third Sector into the hospital environment, with the support of both Health and Social Care colleagues, and which will see the delivery of an end-to-end service to improve discharge efficiency and supports for older people.
Through this fund we will be recruiting a number of key, local organisations to participate within a collective, to support the new community based Locality Hubs and hospital based Discharge Hubs. Details of a meeting to present the
Find further information and application details here. We will be hosting an event to discuss this funding on Tuesday, 8th March 2016 at EVOC from 10am – 12pm. Please note, the closing date for applications is 5pm, 21st March 2016.
For further information, or to book your place at the event, please contact: Stefan Milenkovic.