People’s voices need to be at the centre of the Government’s pandemic response
Written by: Francesca Vaghi
, Senior Development Officer, the ALLIANCE
In responding to the pandemic, success should be defined by the people who access services, just as much as the sectors that provide them.
They’re our human rights too
Written by: Lindsay Kinloch
, App Development Member, Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD)
Lindsay Kinloch shares why the newly launched 'Human Rights Town' app is important to the lives of people with learning disabilities.
Women’s Health in Scotland – a changing agenda
Written by: Irene Oldfather
, Director of Strategy and Engagement, the ALLIANCE
New health plan is important piece in jigsaw of improving womens’ health.
When money isn’t enough
Written by: Lynn Williams
, Unpaid Carer
Carer Lynn Williams reflects on the trauma experienced by unpaid carers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 20-minute neighbourhood – a peer support perspective
Written by: Heather Calvo
, Chief Executive Officer, Neighbourhood Networks
Heather Calvo, Chief Executive of Neighbourhood Networks, shares her thoughts on 20-minute neighbourhoods.
Refining the Human Rights Principles for Digital Health and Social Care
Written by: Gordon Johnston
, Director, VOX (Voices of eXperience) Scotland
Gordon Johnston (VOX, Director) reflects on the collaborative work undertaken in partnership with Scottish Care and the ALLIANCE.
Learning from listening well
Written by: Avril McLean
, Advocacy Senior Practitioner , Action for M.E.
Action for ME's Mentor ME project contained a lot of important learning about the value of a structured peer support approach.
Are you listening? Really listening? A reflection on person centred care and caring
Written by: Donna Murray
, Self-directed Support Project Officer, Social Work Scotland
Donna Murray from Social Work Scotland shares her thoughts following the ALLIANCE Annual Conference session What Matters to You.
“Going the extra mile” in the community link worker role?
Written by: Dr Helen Richardson
and Dr Nai Rui Chng
, University of Glasgow
Many working in frontline health and social care will be familiar with dilemmas of “how far to go” for the people they care for.
20-minute neighbourhood- home is where the heart is
Written by: Cameron MacFarlane
, Community Engagement Manager, the ALLIANCE
Cameron MacFarlane from ALISS shares his thoughts on the 20-minute neighbourhood concept from a community perspective.
Self management – is patient power and control a thing of the past, again?
Written by: David Brady
, Community Support Coordinator, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
David Brady from CHSS shares his thoughts on self management during the pandemic through his own experiences.
Shaped by lived experience, inspired by hope and recovery
Written by: Courtney Amesbury Cooke
, Innovation and Improvement Practitioner, Penumbra
Penumbra's new one of a kind toolkit to help people living with ARBD into recovery was recently featured on ALLIANCE Live
A world with better wellbeing
Written by: Andy Millar
, Strategic Lead: Participation & Partnership , Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD)
As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, Andy reflects on data from SCLD “How’s Life?” survey and what this means in a post pandemic world.
Reducing stigma, emphasising humanity
Written by: Lewis Macleod
, Policy Officer, Includem
Lewis Macleod from includem shares his thoughts on the ALLIANCE Annual Conference session Reducing stigma, emphasising humanity.
What hope can human rights in Scotland give to people with progressive neurological conditions?
Written by: Gill Dickson
, Country Manager Scotland, PSPA
Gill Dickson from PSPA shares her reflections on the ALLIANCE Annual Conference session on A Scottish Human Rights Bill.