Connected Communities is a case study series showcasing examples of good practice in integration across health and social care in Scotland.

Connected Communities shares examples of good practice within integration in health and social care across Scotland. The case studies come from the perspectives of those delivering integrated support and services, as well as from those accessing these services.

We are looking for examples of integration and are actively researching the landscape across the country by making contact with voluntary organisations and statutory bodies to identify areas where we can highlight.

We would be keen to gain your input in this project and welcome any suggestions and examples you may have that exemplify integrated ways of working within health and social care.

Examples of integrated ways of working may include themes such as:

  • Collaborative working
  • Fostering authentic relationships
  • Strong and compassionate leadership
  • Innovation and transformation
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Community and lived experience involvement
  • Culture shift(s)
  • Shared decision-making

Connected Communities case studies are published on the ALLIANCE website and shared across social media. They are also shared through our e-bulletins which feed into our wider Integration work to further establish the ALLIANCE as an authority committed to integration. The learning from the case studies will then be drawn out and shared with our stakeholders, which may include the Scottish Government.

Most importantly, Connected Communities will show how integrated services help improve the quality of people’s lives.

The case studies:

  • Identify areas of good practice within integration
  • Showcase the third sector’s role as a key partner in integration
  • Demonstrate the progress of integration
  • Highlight the challenges and barriers to achieving integration

Inspiring and impactful work is taking place throughout Scotland’s communities and we aim to be a driving force in raising awareness of this work.

To participate in Connected Communities, or to suggest great examples that you think we should cover, the integration team can be contacted directly at

To read all Connected Communities, please follow this link.

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