On Tue 19 Apr Dr Linda Irvine-Fitzpatrick took a paper to the Integration Joint Board (IJB) that agreed a further two year extension to the current IJB Grant Programme (to 31 March 2025).
Over the course of the next two years EVOC and Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership will be developing the More Good Days Public Social Partnership (PSP) which will enact the great work which has been going on with local organisations through the Edinburgh Wellbeing Pact. This will build upon learning from our ‘Learning by Doing’ Community Commissioning approach used to distribute the Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund for Edinburgh as well as a range of other initiatives and opportunities.
The More Good Days PSP will be:
- Community led, collaborative and ethical.
- Clear and transparent – how we are using funding currently, what impact are we having and how do we need to use our funding in the future
- Focused on improving health, social, environmental, and economic outcomes for the wider community
- Promote innovation and move away from over-specified services and asking all partners/providers and people to come up with ideas to benefit their community and service provision
- Be iterative and adaptive using learning from ‘doing’ and from measuring
The More Good Days PSP will also become a mechanism for further future investment in community and voluntary organisations across Edinburgh when new opportunities arise.
Read the full paper that was submitted to the IJB here.