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Help shape an improved ALISS to help support wellbeing

Section: The ALLIANCEDigitalIn the CommunityType: News Item Date Published: 7th May 2019

We would love you to get involved.

ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) (this link will take you away from our website) is a digital service that enables people to search for, find and share information about services that support health and wellbeing in Scotland.  It includes information on thousands of services that:

  • help people to self manage their long term conditions e.g. Diabetes support group
  • support social connection e.g. local choirs, book groups, befriending
  • support outdoor or physical activity e.g. badminton clubs, community gardens

ALISS is co-produced with people in communities throughout Scotland and is managed by the ALLIANCE.

This year we’re doing a big programme of research and activity to improve ALISS by:

  • collaborating with the public and professionals to make sure it meets their needs and helps improve lives;
  • exploring the use of new technologies so ALISS is quicker, simpler and more effective to use; and
  • finding the best way to integrate it with health, social care and potentially other sectors to help extend its reach.

Please join us on this journey to improve ALISS.

You can get involved through a range of activity now and over the summer.  This includes:

  • A workshop with ALISS stakeholders – as part of our technical research into the options for the future of ALISS, we are holding an ‘Accelerated Solutions Event’ – facilitated by our advisors Capgemini. The session will share Capgemini’s analysis and will explore options for the future direction of ALISS.

The workshop is taking place on 13th June in The Church at Renfield St. Stephens, Bath Street. Places are limited but if you would like to attend please get in touch; call on 0141 404 0239 or email hello@aliss.org.

  • An online survey (this link will take you away from our website) that looks to understand how we can make ALISS more relevant to our users and how we can better work with voluntary organisations, Third Sector Interface (TSI) organisations and other public sector professionals
  • Interviews and/or workshops with the public and professionals over the summer – we’ll post details about this on our website soon.

All of this work will be invaluable in helping us develop a strategy and plan for improving ALISS that we’ll publish at the end of this year.

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