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The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third Sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study: Year Two Report

The report provides findings from the second year of a three year qualitative longitudinal study on the third sector in Scotland.


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1. Osborne, S., Bond, S., Dutton, M and E. Honore (2011) The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third Sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study Year One Report: Baseline Findings, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
2. Research Advisory Group Minutes of the Meeting, held at Scottish Government, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh on 9 February 2011.
3. Note that these categorisations were not applied rigidly and there was some overlap in the activities of organisations.
4. Osborne, S., Bond, S., Dutton, M and E. Honore (2011) The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third Sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study Year One Report: Baseline Findings, Edinburgh: Scottish Government
5. Research Advisory Group Minutes of the Meeting, held at Scottish Government, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh on 9 February 2011
6. Note that these categorisations were not applied rigidly and there was some overlap in the activities of organisations.
7. Holland, J. (2007) Issues in Qualitative Longitudinal Research; Workshop held at London South Bank University 2007, p.10.
8. Lewis, J. (2007) 'Analysing Qualitative Longitudinal Research in Evaluation' in Social Policy & Society, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 5455-556
9. Scottish Government (2010) Scotland's Spending Plans and Draft Budget 2011-2012, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/331661/0107923.pdf
10. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2010/11/19124547
11. Commission on the Future Delivery of Public Services (2011) Report on the Future Delivery of Public Services by the Commission chaired by Dr Campbell Christie. Published on 29 June 2011. http://scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/06/27154527/2
12. For further information on the Work Programme see http://www.dwp.gov.uk/policy/welfare-reform/get-britain-working/#work
13. For instance, http://news.stv.tv/election-2011/242237-award-of-work-programme-contract-criticised/
14. http://www.dwp.gov.uk/policy/welfare-reform/legislation-and-key-documents/welfare-reform-bill-2011/index.shtml
15. Direct payments are local council payments available for anyone who has been assessed as needing help from social services. You can normally get them if you are a carer aged 16 or over. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/CaringForSomeone/MoneyMatters/DG_10018517
16. Dickinson, H. And J. Glasby (2010) The personalisation agenda: implications for the third sector, Third Sector Research Centre
17. Self-directed support: A National Strategy for Scotland, 2010, Edinburgh; Scottish Government
18. Changing Lives: Report of the 21st Century Social Work Review Group. Edinburgh 2006 http://scotland.gov.uk74c7eaeb-7ffe-4095-875e-47cbf3d9c23a
19. Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Bill, Consultation Draft, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Also see http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/care/sdsbill
20. Self-directed support: A National Strategy for Scotland, 2010, Edinburgh; Scottish Government, page 7
21. though little evidence could be found to substantiate this fear at the time
22. The Gathering Conference, the 7th Annual Third Sector Event, held 23rd and 24th February 2011 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
23. A formal plan (sometimes in the form of a tender or bid document) providing a detailed breakdown of services to be provided, how these will be provided and how much this will cost.
24. Additional services that can be accessed by clients in order to support the existing service being provided.
25. Non-office based-services provided within a community, such as in a client's own home, but also can include in other public or community buildings such as a community centre or GP surgery.
26. Consulting with staff within the organisation about the possibility of making staff redundant as an option to reduce staff costs.
27. Comparative data for the same time period is limited An earlier survey carried out in August 2010 by Price Waterhouse Coopers, CFDG and Institute of Funding 'Managing in a Downturn: Responding to Life after the Comprehensive Spending Review: Charity Sector' found 6.6% of respondents in receipt of statutory income had merged in the previous year.
28. http://www.forthsector.org.uk/FS/aims.html
29. 'Hard' outcomes are generally quantitative measures of activity such as numbers of clients into work or training or number of hours attending education or education activity. 'Soft' outcomes included factors that were generally more difficult to measure quantitatively, and included aspects such as the changes in the level of confidence of clients.
30. http://www.learninglinkscotland.org.uk/what-we-do/projects/explaining-the-difference.aspx
31. See Scottish Government (2008) Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan 2008-11, page 31
32. http://microsites.scvo.org.uk/taskgroup/Home/ViewInformationItem.aspx?i=912; Point 3.3
33. Osborne, S. (2000) 'Reformulating Wolfenden? The roles and impact of local development agencies in supporting voluntary and community action in the UK', in Local Government Studies, Vol 26, Issue 4.
34. Scottish Government News Release (12/06/09) Public Social Partnerships Welcomed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2009/11/23121830
35. The Public-Social Partnership Project website at http://www.pspscotland.co.uk/node/17
36. A practical guide to forming and operating Public Social Partnerships, Edinburgh: Scottish Government, available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/48453/0119024.pdf
37. A formal plan (sometimes in the form of a tender or bid document) providing a detailed breakdown of services to be provided, how these will be provided and how much this will cost.
38. Interfaces are the new local infrastructure for the third sector. The main goal of the new infrastructure is to align the third sector with the Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) and the Single Outcome Agreements. By March 2011 each local authority area will have a third sector interface. They will vary in legal form but will all fulfil four functions:

  • Support to voluntary organisations operating in the area, both local and those national organisations that deliver services at the local level;
  • Support and promotion of volunteering;
  • Support and development of social enterprise
  • Connection between the Community Planning Partnership and the third sector.


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