Community Learning Exchange
The Community Learning Exchange, hosted by Scottish Community Alliance, is now into its second year of funding. 98 applications have been supported so far, with 145 organisations benefiting.
The following documents together with an application form are now available through the following Links
Or Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 0131 260 9501
The Community Learning Exchange newsletter on the 'news' page. which includes good examples, provides details of the excellent Community Learning Exchange Programme. The programme once again provides financial support for host organisations and visiting organisations who want to share good practice and expertise. This comes highly recommended. Read More.
"Saving Money by doing the right thing" is an excellent report by Locality a nationwide network of community enterprises, development trusts, settlements and social action centres. It offers a refreshingly alternative and compelling argument and guide to the ways in which public services need to change (at no additional cost!) to provide more effective support for improving health and wellbeing. A key theme of the argument is that services are 'local by default'. The case studies of individuals situations are excellent This is well worth the time invested in reading its 50 pages. www.locality.org.uk
The following comments are a selection of those made by local people in the communities that will be engaged in the SCHW/HLCA Social Prescribing Project. The full report on the views of local people produced to support the SCHW/HLCA Social Prescribing Project can be accessed here.
Developing a Blueprint for Embedding Community Led Approaches to Improving Health and Wellbeing
SCHW is currently developing a blueprint for embedding community led approaches to
health and well-
The Scottish Government's Health and Social Care Delivery Plan ‘A Fairer Healthier
Scotland: 2017 – 2022’ identifies ‘five strategic priorities... based on evidence
of what works’. Strategic Priority 4: ‘Healthy and Sustainable Places’ includes as
evidence of what works ‘A strong and resilient community -
The Scottish Government’s Mental Health Strategy for Scotland sets out a range of
key commitments across the full spectrum of mental health improvement, services and
recovery to ensure delivery of effective, quality care and treatment for people with
a mental illness, their carers and families. Mental illness is one of the top public
health challenges in Europe. This Strategy brings mental health improvement work
and work to improve mental health services together for the first time in a single
strategy. It recognises the role of communities and the third sector particularly
in promoting ‘participation and empowerment in a rights-
A More Active Scotland: Scotland’s Physical Activity Delivery Plan presents actions across multiple sectors to increase physical activity. In order to increase
Launching the consultation on a draft strategy for reducing loneliness and isolation
in January 2018 the Minister said “... we want communities and society to lead it.
We believe communities themselves are the best places to ensure people who may be
at risk of becoming isolated or lonely can access the support they need.” In our
response, SCHW argue that loneliness and isolation are both the direct and the root
cause of many health problems and that a community-
The Democracy Matters conversation launched by the Scottish Government in May 2018 suggests that in addition to “communities having a stronger voice when decisions about them are taken” we should consider them “having the powers and
resources to use as they think best”.
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