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 Viewpoint

Back to the future? – Beveridge foresaw co-production 75 years ago

In our latest viewpoint post, Gerry Power, the ALLIANCE's Programme Director for Co-production sets out why when it comes co-production in health and social care, there might be merit in looking back to 1942 to help guide our future.

We need a fairer and more equal society

Our latest viewpoint comes from Rob Murray, Scotland Manager at Changing Faces. Rob reflects on the findings from the organisation's recent research into the experiences of people who live with a visible difference, and the steps we can all take to help create a more inclusive society, which treats those who look different equally and with respect.

Beta blogger - A new approach to ALISS volunteering

It's the final day of Volunteers Week Scotland 2017 and the ALISS Programme wanted to go out with a bang! Today we are launching our new approach to volunteering that will enable everyone to volunteer with ALISS - Volunteer Crowdsourcing. Interested? Find out more from Douglas Maxwell, ALISS Programme Manager. 

Self-Directed Support (SDS) - Less choice, more stress

In our latest viewpoint post, Lynn Williams calls on the Scottish Government to listen to the ALLIANCE’s recommendations on Self Directed Support before more families are left to deal with flawed implementation.

Learning from people's personal experiences of SDS

The ALLIANCE's latest research on people's personal experiences of SDS highlights the need for greater communication and transparency within Scotland's social care system.

BEBO and Beyond - My Social Media Journey to Volunteering

Caitlin McArdle, ALISS Programme Volunteer Social Media Officer, tells of her very new experience of volunteering.

My Experience of Volunteering in Glasgow

Celia Moreno, the Volunteer Data Entry Officer with ALISS Programme and Dementia Carer Voices, tells of her experiences volunteering.

Can we talk about reducing your risk of dementia?

Our latest Viewpoint comes from John Watson, Deputy Chief Executive at ASH Scotland.   John talks about the Dementia DEFENCE banner that highlights that what you smoke, eat or drink, how physically and socially active you are, and generally the extent to which you live well and healthily can significantly impact your risk of developing dementia

Arthritis, emotions, education, employment, and me

Our latest viewpoint comes from Stacey Highfield, who spoke at the ALLIANCE conference on 30 May 2017 about her experience of psoriatic arthritis, it's emotional impact and her journey into work.  This viewpoint coincides with the publication of the Arthritis and Work survey, a joint survey carried out by Arthritis Care Scotland and Glasgow University.

Time to talk about transitions

Taking action to improve the experiences of disabled young people through their transition to adult services and adult years is the subject of our latest viewpoint from Ronnie Hill, ALLIANCE Associate Director, Children and Young People and James Cox, Consultant, ALLIANCE Transitions Study.

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