Join Edinburgh’s Compact Partnership as we discuss what makes a ‘Good Place to Live’ and what Edinburgh needs to achieve this.
What does community planning mean in Edinburgh? What role can voluntary organisations have in it? How would the voluntary sector organise itself for this role?
In November 2019 we spoke to 30 different voluntary organisations across the city at a workshop to discuss the way the voluntary sector and the Voluntary Sector Forums (VSFs) facilitated by EVOC can play a part in community planning processes across the city.
Watch our Deputy Chief Exec, Ian Brooke explain more below:
We are pleased to be able to invite you to our upcoming briefings detailing the process for applying to host Primary Care Community Link Workers:
Please click on the date for the link to book – we will then send you a pack with the documents and we can plan for teas/coffees.
All of the events are the same, so please choose only one. You do not have to attend the event closest to you if that is not a convenient date.
There are seven documents to download to apply to host a Community Link Worker – the events will provide further info and an opportunity to ask questions.
- 1. CLW Commissioning Organisational Details Form
- 2. CLW Commissioning Proposal Form
- A CLW Grant Process Sep 2019
- A Appendix 1 CLW 2020 Commisioning Process Diagram
- A Appendix 2 Critical Success Factors
- B CLW Handbook
- C CLW Commissioning Proposal Form Questions Guidance
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.email@example.com
Last August a working group of EVOC’s Children, Young People and Families Network met to discuss co-producing ideas for system change within children’s services. The group identified family support as a priority area for investigation.
Join us for a thinkSpace event that will bring together third sector organisations in Scotland, as well as representatives from City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian, to develop ideas around system change to improve the lives of Children and Young People in Edinburgh.
The purpose of this meeting is to build shared understanding- of change, systems, barriers and solutions- so that we can move on to a more in-depth conversation with The Children’s Partnership in Edinburgh.
The outcomes of this event will be to:
- Build stronger strategic collaboration between relevant third sector organisations on partnership and prevention in family support.
- Find two or three test of change ideas that focus on prevention to take forward in partnership with the public sector.
- Mobilize relevant third sector organisations to continue to build on partnership and prevention strategies with the public sector over the term of the Children’s Services Plan.
Eddie Kane from Barnardo’s Scotland and Andrew Murray from Safe Families for Children Scotland will be presenting their learnings from the consortium North-East Together. The consortium is made up of third sector organisations in North-East Glasgow, who have been working together to expand the capacity of the third sector to take on more families who don’t require long-term statutory intervention. Analysis of data has shown that a sizable proportion of referrals involve low-level crisis intervention, poverty and/or social isolation. Many of these referrals could be taken on by third sector organisations through improved partnership working and support.
A wide range of members from the Children, Young People and Families Network in Edinburgh will also be presenting their learned experience and test of change ideas.
The outcomes, ideas and discussions generated at this event will inform dialogue between all partners that provide Children’s Services in Edinburgh about improving early support for families.
A joint event involving EVOC and Children’s Services is scheduled for June 19th 2018 to further investigate system change.
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 intention is that this event will develop to be the primary opportunity for representatives of the communities & neighbourhoods committee to meet a broad cross-section of people from Edinburgh’s Third Sector, for a frank and open exchange of views.
To attend, please contact Korstiaan Allan: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop to discuss the integration of health and social care in Edinburgh and the integrated care fund
Friday 14 November 2014 from 2 to 4pm
Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Rd, Edinburgh EH7 5QY
Second Workshop now arranged on 10 Dec 2014 – https://www.evoc.org.uk/noticeboard/notices/integration-care-part-2/
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You are invited to attend a workshop to discuss:
- What is happening about the integration of health and social care in Edinburgh and how you can get involved; and
- The development of a plan for the Integrated Care Fund announced by Scottish Government in the summer
We expect interest in this event to be high and therefore need to limit attendance to one representative per organisation. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
To book a place please contact Dianne Morrison by email Dianne.email@example.com
The City of Edinburgh Council is consulting on Concessionary Lets.
EVOC are hosting two events:
- Monday 10 March 2.00pm – 4.00pm
- Thursday 20 March 10.00am – 12 noon
to discuss the Draft Concessionary Lets Policy.
Both events will take place at 14 Ashley Place, EH6 5PX.
To confirm your attendance at one of the events, please email Dianne with your preference.
The Substance Use Network Edinburgh (SUNE) will be holding its AGM on MONDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2014 from 12.30pm to 3pm at EVOC, 14 Ashley Place, Edinburgh, EH6 5PX.
At the AGM SUNE will be looking for a new chair to lead the Network for the coming year. There are challenging times ahead, with the focus on Collaborative Commissioning and ensuring the Sector is ready to engage with Alliance Contracting. SUNE needs someone with strong leadership skills, a good understanding of the sector, who is able to represent the Sector at strategic level and, who can devote around 2 days a month to the work.
This will include attendance at meetings of:
- Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership executive committee (Every 8 weeks)
- Substance Use Network Edinburgh (Monthly)
- Shadow Governance Group (Monthly)
There will be a need to meet/liaise with the EVOC staff member (currently Kate Kasprowicz) who does the support function to the group. In all we estimate around 15-16 hours a month. Unwaged.
The EADP and SUNE are entering into an exciting time of change and development which will potentially change the way that people will receive help around substance use issues, including harm reduction, treatment and on-going recovery support. SUNE have been very proactive in the movement from competitive tendering to a collaborative approach which in turn will lead to alliances being formed to take future work forward.
Challenging, but also exciting. Collaborative Commissioning is a new approach and other services will be watching how we manage this process.
Please send nominations for the new chair to Kate Kasprowicz by Friday 21st February. If you would like to talk to the current chair and find out more about what’s involved, please phone John Arthur on 07894244071.
The Chair of SUNE does not have to be a paid member of staff from a member organisation; it could be a Board member. Do you have a Board member with the skills SUNE needs, available during the day and who would relish being a Third Sector Lead? If so, a bit of encouragement may be all that’s needed.
Looking forward to getting your nominations, plus a paragraph about the skills and experience of your nominee. Nominees will have to be seconded and if there is more than one there will be an election at the AGM.