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Living it Up programme: various questions: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
29 Aug 2019
Living it Up programme: various questions: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01973
Date received: 5 Aug 2019
Date responded: 29 Aug 2019
Information requested

How much funding in total the Scottish Government provided for the Living it Up programme, what additional funding from other sources was invested, whether there was an audit of what was achieved with the money invested, what dates the programme ran between, and what happened at the end of the programme to the information gathered.

Response

How much funding in total the Scottish Government provided for the Living it Up programme:
The Scottish Government provided £5million to match fund the Innovate UK DALLAS  Living it Up programme.

What additional funding from other sources was invested
£5million core funding was invested by Innovate UK as part of their UK wide DALLAS programme. In addition, Scottish Enterprise provided a further £300,000.

Whether there was an audit of what was achieved with the money invested
As owners of the overall DALLAS programme for which Living it Up was just one programme, Innovate UK commissioned a formal evaluation of DALLAS.  See https://www.jmir.org/2017/2/e42/. Innovate UK also commissioned an evaluation and published information on LiU and the wider DALLAS programme via the Digital Health and Care Alliance https://dhaca.org.uk/dallas-information/about-dallas/living-it-up/
In addition, as the Lead Partner for Living it Up, NHS 24 commissioned an evaluation of Living it Up.  The resultant report, ‘Evaluation of Living it Up, a self-management hub for those aged over 50 with a long-term condition/s and carers’ by Impact Generation: The Home of Behaviour Change (April 2016)’ is attached.
A practitioner survey was also undertaken to complement the main evaluation. This can be found here https://sctt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/FINAL-Practitioner-Survey-Report.pdf

What dates the programme ran between
The Living it Up programme ran for 3 years between 2012 and 2015.

What happened at the end of the programme to the information gathered
All documentation and assets were retained by the Lead Partner NHS24 within internal folders.  Some of the assets developed are now in mainstream usage, for example the Falls Assistant tool https://fallsassistant.org.uk/ along with ongoing long term conditions content on NHS Inform.  In addition, some are also currently being used to inform wider Scottish digital innovation activity for example learning from the Personal Held File activity is being utilised by the Digital Health and Care Institute within its Data Exchange simulation facility.

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foi-19-01973 LiU Evaluation Report

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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