Community commissioning in action: learning by doing in Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s Third Sector Interface led by EVOC (Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council)
- Wednesday 15 June
- Time slot
This event took place 12 months ago
0131 555 9100
- Evaluation & impact Policy & influencing Wellbeing Families and communities
- Who was the event aimed at?
- Who spoke at this event?
- Ian Brooke, Deputy Chief Executive (EVOC)
Stefan Milenkovic, Senior Development Officer – Adult Health & Wellbeing (EVOC)
Marion Findlay, Director of Services (Volunteer Edinburgh)
Dr Linda Irvine-Fitzpatrick, Strategic Programme Manager (Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership)
Representatives from 1 or more voluntary organisations involved in the process
- Event summary and materials
What was covered in your sessions?
Our session told the story of how Edinburgh’s Third Sector Interface created, developed and delivered a community commissioning-based approach for Edinburgh’s Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund - alongside key voluntary and public sector partners. This Scottish Government investment was to provide mental health and wellbeing projects and activities at a grass-roots levels in communities across Edinburgh and was part of a national programme of funding delivered by Third Sector Interfaces in every local authority in Scotland.
Was there any useful feedback or reflection from the participants?
As part of our presentation we asked participants to answer 2 questions on post-it notes:
• What do you like about current commissioning processes?
• What might you change?
This was linked to a Q&A and we are collating these notes at the moment.
How people can find out more or get involved in your work?
The story of Edinburgh’s Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund approach can be found on the EVOC website: https://www.evoc.org.uk/about-evoc/evoc-news/community-mental-health-wellbeing-fund/
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