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Workforce Development

Engagement with Voluntary Organisations

Greater integration of public services in Scotland is a key driver of the Public Service Reform agenda. Through partnership, collaboration and effective local delivery by statutory and third sector/voluntary organisations, it is expected that Scotland will achieve the '2020' Vision of sustainable quality in healthcare.

There is also a clear objective of the change agenda to invest in community-based, person-centred and asset-based approaches which prevent ill-health and dependency on public services.  All these require the full engagement with the voluntary sector in the planning, design and delivery of public services and interventions. 

The Public Service Reform agenda rests on the following four pillars:

1) Prevention - Reduce future demand by preventing problems arising or dealing with them early on.

2) Performance - To demonstrate a focus on continuous improvement of the national outcomes, such that services are consistently well designed and based on the best evidence.

3) People - To unlock the full creativity and potential of people at all levels of public service, and empowering them to work together in innovative ways.

4) Partnership - The development of local partnership and collaboration, bringing public, third and private sector partners together with communities to deliver shared outcomes.  

In order to seek views and opinions into cross-sector working, you are invited to complete the following questionnaire:

Working Across Sectors: Views, Experiences and Perceptions

It also aims to review practical examples and educational provision in the area.

Your input is very much appreciated, and completion of the survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes.