You can now register for EVOC’s Annual AGM and Conference on Tuesday 5th November!
We are currently inviting all EVOC members to make nominations for EVOC’s Management Board.
All Full Members may nominate an authorised representative to stand for election at the AGM, which is being held on Tuesday 5th November at Norton Park Conference Centre in Edinburgh.
As a member of EVOC’s Management Board you will be involved in the strategic planning and decisions of EVOC, with quarterly annual meetings.
For any questions about the position, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with Dianne Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download a Nomination Form here, nominations must be received by Friday 27th September and sent to email@example.com
The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership are holding two update events in September 2019 on the progress of the third sector and EVOC Service Level Agreement refresh.
Come along to one of the two events to get an update from Chief Finance Officer Moira Pringle on the current work of the Health and Social Care Partnership, and to give your views on the refresh of the Service Level agreement between the partnership and EVOC. The events will be exactly the same so you only need to come to one.
Details for both events can be found below:
Tuesday 10 September, 9-11am, Tynecastle Park
Register for 10 September
Thursday 19 September 3-5pm, Easter Road Stadium
Register for 19 September
If you have any questions, please get in contact with Rachel Howe: Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org
In July 2019 we held Briefings across Edinburgh’s four localities to introduce the 3 Conversations approach to our local voluntary and community sectors. Over seventy organisations participated in these events.
We have a first update: The Three Conversations approach and first innovation site.
This page is to be used to keep colleagues up to date with developments and provide a platform for further dialogue as the roll out begins. Please check back regularly.
Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership has recently begun work on the development of the Three Conversations model – which it is anticipated will reshape the way care and support are delivered across the city.
The new way of working will first be delivered at a number of ‘Innovation Sites’ across the city, which will allow teams to begin to redesign the way they work with people and move away from some of the current systems which are often flagged as bureaucratic, risk averse and admin heavy.
Clearly, to be successful this work will need to embed the widest range of community activities, groups, faith groups, Community Councils and citizens to support the design process and we are clear that this needs to happen at the beginning so that you are built in with the bricks of the programme.
EVOC will be supporting the development of work in the community following the Community Led Support methodology and we are starting to explore how that will work in reality. We will provide a briefing ahead of the event to people registered below.
Our intention is to ensure that the organisations and groups which make up communities can be facilitated to take a leading role in the development of the new initiative.
To begin this development, we will be hosting an event for local community based organisations, faith groups, Community Councils and other community groups on 23rd July 2019, 1pm – 4pm.
Please book a place at:
Briefing for voluntary organisations on the new 3 Conversations Model (Partners 4 Change) being adopted by Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership.
EVOC has been attending the steering group meetings to implement the new model and this event is a brief powerpoint discussion about what is happening and how practice for the Partnership will significantly change in the coming months.
These are small informal events with booking required to gauge numbers for teas/coffees. We currently have events in each locality for you to choose from:
- Tuesday, 2 July 2019 from 11:30 to 12:30
- Joined by Nikki Conway, SE Locality Manager
- Libertus Services | 20 Gracemount Drive | EH16 6RN Edinburgh | United Kingdom
- Thursday, 4 July 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00
- Joined by Mike Massaro-Mallinson, NW Locality Manager
- EVOC | 525 Ferry Road | EH5 2FF Edinburgh | United Kingdom
- Tuesday, 9 July 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00
- Joined by Fiona Stratton, Cluster Manager and Alana Nabulsi, Contracts Manager
- Volunteer Edinburgh | 222 Leith Walk | EH6 5EQ Edinburgh | United Kingdom
- Thursday, 11 July 2019 from 3.00 to 4.00pm
- Joined by Alana Nabulsi, Contracts Manager
- Oxgangs Care |12 Firrhill Neuk |Edinburgh EH13 9FF
EVOC members, supporters and voluntary organisations across the city are invited to ‘save the date’ for our annual Conference and AGM:
Tuesday 5 November 2019
9.00am – 1.00pm
Norton Park Conference Centre
More details, themes, booking and a full programme will be published in late August.
The review aims to gather the views from a wide audience of people working across Scotland’s third sector. This includes charities who are current Henry Duncan Grant holders, those who have had a grant through HDG in the past as well as hearing from charities that have not previously applied to HDG and EVOC is hosting a local focus group.
To inform the review of the HDG Programme, Corra with support from Arrivo Consulting will carry out a series of focus groups across Scotland.
The focus group in Edinburgh on Wednesday 5 June at 1.30 – 3.15 in the Board room at EVOC https://www.evoc.org.uk/contact-us/ .
We are looking for 10-12 representatives from different community and voluntary sector organisations to share their experiences and views to inform the future of the Henry Duncan Grants Programme.
Focus groups will last for approximately 1.5 hours. Focus group participants will be able to claim back reasonable travel expenses.
If you would like to attend, please click here, which will take you to an Eventbright page to book your place.
The official EVOC 150 documentary ‘150 Years of EVOC’ has now been officially launched after a Royal premier at EVOC’s premises on 30th April.
Coinciding with a visit from HRH The Princess Royal to congradulate EVOC on 150 years of fighting for social justice, the documentary, made by Media Education, was premiered to The Princess and third sector colleagues at a very special event.
The film focuses on EVOC’s origins and history, from working to relieve the conditions suffered by Edinburgh’s poor Victorians to the many organisations that have used EVOC as a springboard, and that now provide support and services to the city’s communities.
The film is available to view here:
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has payed a visit to EVOC, to officially recognise the organisation’s outstanding contribution to the voluntary sector and the City of Edinburgh, mark its 150th anniversary.
Greeted by the Lord Provost, Her Royal Highness was treated to the premier of the EVOC 150 documentary film and took the time to speak to charities and voluntary organisations that EVOC has either help to set up, supported or launched over the years.
After greeting staff, The Princess unveiled a plaque to congratulate EVOC on 150 years and to officially open our new premises at 525 Ferry Road
Her Royal Highness was then presented with EVOC’s new 150th anniversary publication, ‘Celebrating 150 years: Reflections on EVOC’s history’ and a bouquet of flowers by our longest serving member of staff.
Ella Simpson, EVOC Chief Executive said: “We were delighted to receive recognition from HRH The Princess Royal for our 150th anniversary and the official opening of our new premises.
“HRH has been involved with charities and the voluntary sector for a substantial amount of time and understands the unique contribution the sector makes to communities.
“We know that this day will go down in our history and serves as a reminder for years to come of the important and tireless work that Edinburgh’s voluntary sector does.”
This Royal visit and last month’s Civic Reception mark the end of the Heritage Lottery Funded programme of EVOC 150 events.