Publication - Strategy/plan

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Covid Recovery Strategy Programme Board - programme approach

Published: 23 Dec 2021

How we will work alongside local government and more widely to ensure the actions of the Covid Recovery Strategy are delivered.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Covid Recovery Strategy Programme Board - programme approach
Key workstream: change

Key workstream: change

Summary

The programme will build on existing evidence and practice and generate new work to build a portfolio of approaches to service delivery which are collaborative, place based and person centred. We will work with partners within and out with government delivering actions under the strategy to embed these in delivery. These approaches will provide a blueprint for future service delivery.

Benefit

Delivery of actions supporting the outcomes of the strategy is more collaborative, place based, and person centred, supporting outcomes for those most affected by Covid, and hastening recovery.

The programme will build on existing practice and generate new work to build a portfolio of approaches to service delivery which are collaborative, place based and person centred. We will work with partners to identify excellence in practice. This will include particular policy areas, where joint working is driving outcomes, or in geographies where community planning partnerships and community planning improvement is strong.

We will rapidly consider evidence and good practice, test person centred approaches, learn from these and put them into practice in the delivery of the strategy. We will first consider and learn from approaches that work, then implement and test these approaches where appropriate, and finally embed these in our work. We will support and challenge policy areas to adopt approaches, and work with local partners to understand how these principles can be put into practice in local service delivery. We will identify key focus community areas in which to do this.

Through tools such as the Centres for Excellence for Transformation, and the development of Local Covid Recovery Plans we will ensure that these ways of working are built into the way that services are designed.

Actions

In the first six months we will:

  • consider approaches that work:
    • commission the National Collaboration Board to review evidence of what has worked effectively during the Covid response, particularly at the local level and draw out key success factors
    • gather evidence to understand the power of community planning structure to drive change
    • identify and interrogate examples of successful service delivery programme and learn from how they are funded, scoped, governed, and how policy is developed
    • establish criteria for identifying focus community areas to work with recognising that different approaches may work in different areas 
    • consider joint arrangements developing, scoping, funding and delivering individual actions under the strategy
    • establish a centre of expertise for transformation that supports this work

Thereafter, we will:

  • implement and test these approaches:
    • establish focus communities to test principles and ways of working, and to understand how different approaches are tailored to the needs of specific areas
    • support programme and policy development that co-designs service provision
    • evaluate the impact of these actions
    • drive forward collaborative approaches to joint delivery of programme actions
    • take forward integration of outcome frameworks in programme actions
  • embed approaches
    • support the development of Local Covid Recovery planning across Scotland, building on existing community planning structures
    • provide a toolkit for policy makers and delivery partners of “what works” based on the impact of these approaches
    • work with partners to integrate these approaches into how we support public service leadership and accountability
    • ensure that programme actions have addressed outcome frameworks and joint delivery approaches