Partnership Development

CONNECTING & PARTNERSHIP WORKING

 

Working in partnership is vital to the key functions of Third Sector Interfaces TSIs. This includes:

  • Connecting the third sector to key local planning and decision-makers

  • Ensuing that there is a strong third sector voice locally and

  • Being a central source of intelligence about the sector.

To fulfil these functions, EDVA is actively engaged in developing strategic partnerships to encourage collaboration working across the third sector and with the public sector in East Dunbartonshire.

EDVA actively participates in and contributes a third sector voice to:

  • The Integrated Joint Board, the main governing body, of the East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Partnership (HSCP)

  • The Strategic Planning Group of the HSCP

  • The Executive Group and Board of East Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership

  • Working on Community Engagement and the Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) with East Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership

  • Participation in the Employability Action Group whose main remit is to support people to access employment

  • Representing the sector on the East Dunbartonshire Child Protection Committee as well as the Corporate Parenting Steering Group and Delivering Change for Children and Young People Local Outcome Group

 

East Dunbartonshire Third Sector Strategic Leads Group

The Strategic Leads Group consists of local third sector organisations and community groups who are members of EDVA. The objectives of the group are to:

  • Build collective response(s) to locally identified outcomes and priorities from the third sector;

  • Be responsive to local diversity and priorities for the communities and people using services provided by the local voluntary sector 

  • Collaboratively contribute to, influence and shape outcomes/priorities related to the Local Outcome Improvement Plan and HSCP Strategic Plan (2018-2021) 

  • Identify joint ways of working to contribute to, influence and shape local third sector outcomes, priorities, and/or services for communities and individuals.

The Group meets regularly and is facilitated and administered by EDVA

Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP)

The Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) are a series of priorities established  by the Community Planning Partnership in East Dunbartonshire.

The LOIP is underpinned by six outcomes. Outlined below are the six outcomes with and EDVA’s role in them.

     

.    1. An expanding local economy with expanding, competitive and diverse businesses

East Dunbartonshire has a sustainable and resilient economy with busy town and village centres, a growing business base, and is an attractive place in which to visit and invest.

EDVA’s role: Developing social enterprises and the circular economy through the work of the Social Enterprise Development Officer, facilitating East Dunbartonshire Social Enterprise Network 

      

     2 .People are equipped with the knowledge, skills and training to enable them to progress to employment

EDVA’s role:

  • Membership and contributor to LODG2 Group,

  • Membership and contributor to Employability Action Group,

  • Promoting volunteering, matching volunteers to opportunities and developing linkages between volunteering and employability through the work of the Volunteer Development Officer

  • Third Sector organisations and community groups are encouraged to be well-managed, deliver quality services, develop capacity and supported to work in collaborative partnerships through the work of the Third Sector Development and Capacity Building Officer

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  • 3. People and communities have increased physical and mental wellbeing and health inequalities reduce

EDVA’s role:

  • Developing linkages between volunteering and employability through the work of the Volunteer Development Officer

  • Membership and contributor to East Dunbartonshire Tobacco Alliance partnership

  • Facilitating third sector Health and Wellbeing Group

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  • 4. Young people are safe, healthy and ready to learn

EDVA’s role:

  • Membership and contributor to East Dunbartonshire Child Protection Committee:

  • Membership and contributor to East Dunbartonshire Corporate Parenting Steering Group

  • Membership and contributor to East Dunbartonshire Delivering Care for Young People Group which is responsible for delivering the Integrated Children’s Services Plan

  • Facilitating third sector strategic Children, Young People and Families Partnership

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  • 5. Safe and sustainable environment to work, live and visit

EDVA’s role:

  • Active involvement in Community Planning Partnership Community Engagement Strategy

  • Encourage local voluntary and community organisations to participate in community planning, particularly in relation to local areas identified as areas of deprivation known as Place areas through the work of the Third Sector Development and Capacity Building Officer

  • Promoting third sector representation and involvement in HSCP East and West Locality Planning Groups

 

       6. Our older population and more vulnerable citizens are supported to maintain their independence and enjoy a high quality of life, and they, their families and carers benefit

  • Provision of a Befriending Service delivering one-to-one befriending, group work befriending, telephone befriending and a series of activities and outings to overcome social isolation

  • Provision of a Luncheon Club service to a local housing provider and a community centre aimed primarily at older people;

  • Active partner in local Intergenerational Network

  • Active partner in the Older People’s Advice Line (OPAL) Partnership

  • Development and facilitation of a third sector strategic Older People’s network

  • Contributing to work on recommissioning services for older people through the joint commissioning process 

 

Third Sector Networks

EDVA facilitates and administers third sector strategic partnerships, representing and advocating the voice of the sector in five key areas:

  • Children, Young People and Families

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Older People

  • Social Enterprise Network

  • Volunteer Manager’s Forum

Each of these partnerships consists of local third sector organisations (including national groups based in East Dunbartonshire) that deliver services in line with the Network they are participating in and contributing to.  The partnerships meet on a quarterly basis throughout the year.

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