supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering

Health and Social Care

  • Third Sector organisations operating in Fife make a positive and significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of our local citizens and communities. Our public sector partners in social work and NHS Fife rely on the many diverse services provided by the third sector in the field of health and social care.

    Health and Social Care Integration

    People, communities and the third sector organisations that support them will be impacted by the integration agenda and the current developments within public sector service planning and delivery, creating both opportunities as well as challenges for the third sector.

    Fife Voluntary Action, as the third sector interface, plays an important dual role within the integration agenda:
    • Representing the sector, in all its diversity, at Fife’s strategic and local management levels;
    • Keeping sector colleagues up to date with policy and planning developments;
    • Health and Social Care Forum
    • Health and Social Care bulletin
    • Website content

    Health and Social Care Forum

    A platform which enables FVA to engage with members to:
    • Exchange information regarding relevant developments;
    • Collect the views of the third sector in Fife on Health and Social Care issues;
    • Grow the sector’s influence on Health and Social Care service delivery; to advocate and campaign, where appropriate, on behalf of the sector;
    • Discuss any significant research or fact-finding activity of relevance;
    • Enable and facilitate inter-organisational partnership working;
    • Identify opportunities, cost efficiencies and sustainable methods of service delivery within the sector;
    • Provide opportunities to debate themes and agree collective responses to consultations.
    Membership is open to any third sector organisation that provides health or care services in Fife. Simply drop us an e-mail requesting to join the mailing list. You’ll get information about the Forum sent directly to you along with other information that we think will be of relevance.You’ll get an invite to attend each Forum meeting, but there’s no expectation that you’ll attend every one,

    If you are interested in finding out more, contact Jacquie Mellon, Head of Health and Social Care.

This page was last updated on 11 July 2023.
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Upcoming forums

Health and Social Care Forum July
(11 Jul 2024)
Mental Health Forum September
(12 Sep 2024)
Fife Befriending Forum September
(26 Sep 2024)
Health and Social Care Forum October
(10 Oct 2024)
Health and Social Care Forum November
(14 Nov 2024)
Mental Health Forum December
(05 Dec 2024)
Health and Social Care Forum December
(12 Dec 2024)
Fife Befriending Forum December
(19 Dec 2024)
Health and Social Care Forum February 2025
(13 Feb 2025)
Mental Health Forum March 2025
(06 Mar 2025)
Fife Befriending Forum March 2025
(13 Mar 2025)

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