How we operate
The Programme seeks to afford its stakeholders the means to acquire knowledge and increase connectivity, and then deploy this in their practice.
To achieve this the Programme gathers and collates information; builds information resources, tools and templates; delivers and commissions training; and facilitates individual and group thinking and discussions. In practice, this means that the Programme is delivered through six work streams, with the learning generated being shared with its stakeholders in real time.
The six work streams are:
- An integration-related health and social care information and signposting service, coupled with support to maximise its impact;
- A programme of learning opportunities, focused on the third sector’s needs in relation to integration;
- Support for network development and facilitation (targeted at enhancing the flow of information between Integration Authorities and the sector; developing the sector’s collective voice; and / or enhancing the sector’s ability to work collaboratively and support itself);
- An integration-related research service (to provide information and analysis that can be used to enhance the sector’s ability to contribute to and influence strategic discussions);
- An outreach service that works with individuals and groups in local areas (targeted at increasing the sector’s contribution to health and social care integration at a practice and strategic level); and
- Partnership delivery of integration-related information, learning opportunities and research with the Scottish Government, and other national support and improvement programmes.
You will find more detailed information about the methodology we use and our prioritisation process in ‘About the Third Sector Health and Social Care Support Team (PDF – This link will take you away from our website)‘
You may also find our Programme information leaflet (PDF – This link will take you away from our website)‘ helpful.