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;
Third Sector Health and Social Care Forum (2nd Thursday of every month 10:00am to 12:00pm, Glenrothes)
Health and Social Care Bulletin (3rd Week of every Month)
Website content (updated regularly)
Third Sector 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 which provides health or care services in Fife. Simply drop us an e-mail to join the Forum mailing list and you’ll automatically become a member. Being a member isn’t onerous – 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 we know how busy people are, so there’s no expectation that you’ll attend every meeting) and you can cancel your membership at any time.
If you are interested in becoming a member or if you want to find out more please contact Christine Davison, Project Support Officer – [email protected] or 0800 389 6046.