Development of Volunteering in Health and Social Care Integration Authorities

Development of Volunteering in Health and Social Care Integration AuthoritiesThis report, Development of Volunteering in Health and Social Care Integration AuthoritiesPDF document, contains the findings of work undertaken by Research Scotland into the aspirations and development needs of Scotland's health and social care integration authorities on the subject of volunteering.

The engagement of Chief Officers of integration authorities found that they understood the benefits of volunteering to service users, to the organisations and to the volunteers themselves. Strategic direction for volunteering is being set locally by the NHS Boards and local authorities, rather than at the level of the integration authorities.

The findings also state that there is a willingness to access local support through Third Sector Interfaces and to learn from the delivery of the Volunteering in NHSScotland Programme.

(March 2016)

 

Third Sector Interfaces were invited to an engagement meeting where the findings of this report were presented and discussed.  A summary of the discussionPDF document was made available in July 2016.