16 December 2014

What Works Scotland and the Housing Sector



Ken Gibb, one of the What Works Scotland Directors, reflects on an event focused around the enhanced delivery of the Government's ongoing housing strategy, and how it is relevant to What Works Scotland.

Integrating children’s services: exploring practice through comparison

A new project, affiliated with What Works Scotland, to explore how local authorities integrate children's services will be the focus of a Centre for Research on Families and Relationships informal seminar on 21 January. In this blog Stefanie Schmachtel-Maxfield introduces the project and extends an invitation to two What Works Scotland local authority learning partners and others to participate. 

27 November 2014

What works in Fife?



Tim Kendrick
Strategic Lead 
Fife What Works Scotland Area Case Study 

Since Fife was chosen as one of four case study areas for What Works Scotland, I've been working closely with Partnership colleagues to decide what our case study should focus on. In broad terms, we aim to look at how we can use local community planning to take forward effective preventative work with families and individuals. 

We're currently rolling out an ambitious programme of local community planning (LCP) across seven areas in Fife - with a focus on reducing inequalities and tackling poverty. These seven local community planning areas are coterminous with local service planning arrangements for Fife Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue and Fife's integrated Health and Social Care Partnership.

28 October 2014

Giving communities their place

Dr Alison Elliot, University of Edinburgh, Christie Commission Member and former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, presented her thoughts on giving communities their place at the launch of What Works Scotland on the 26th June 2014.