Learning and Insights from the Third Sector

Section: Self Management and Co-Production HubType: News Item Date Published: 1st October 2021
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Based on the final reports of 26 Self Management Fund projects, this report highlights the resilience of the third sector.

To learn more about the services we fund, and listen to their experiences of providing support, the Self Management Fund have generated the following report ‘Learning and Insights from the Third Sector.’

We wanted to hear about how services had been adapting and growing to support people throughout the pandemic, and in turn what we can do to better support that growth. We listened to the experiences of 26 third sector services and projects from across Scotland who were recipients of the ‘Transforming Self Management’ and ‘Working Together to Strengthen Integration’ fund, who support people to self manage. We heard about the importance of trust and flexibility, and the ways in which going digital has both benefited and hindered some support.

During Self Management Week and beyond, it is a valuable opportunity to gain honest insights into the way individuals are self managing and how services are supporting that self management path. We will use the findings to shape the future of our funding and continue to champion the third sector superheroes in our midst. This year has been like no other, and this report is primarily a thank you to the hard working and committed third sector workers who have been a lifeline to so many.

You can download the full report below.

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