How are BIDS developing across the capital?
Contact John Griffiths for more information
The Scottish Government has received devolved responsibility from Westminster for designing and delivering employability services that will succeed the current Work Programme and Work Choice support. This presents an opportunity to design a distinctly Scottish Approach to employability support. As part of this, the Scottish Government ran a public consultation in 2015 to seek public views on what a ‘Scottish Approach’ should look like and how the replacement support should fit into this. Rocket Science was commissioned to analyse the responses.
215 individuals, service providers, and advocacy and support organisations responded. Following a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis we identified six key messages running through the consultation responses:
That the Scottish Approach to employability support should:
That any devolved replacement programme should:
The full analysis report can be found at:
By Clare Hammond
Clare is a Senior Consultant at Rocket Science. With a background in economics and public policy, Clare came to us from the New Zealand Treasury where she had exposure to the development and implementation of the ‘Investment Approach to Welfare’ which was spearheaded by a joint working group from the Treasury and the Ministry for Social Development.
For more information contact Clare on 0131 226 4949
BIG Assist is a programme for infrastructure organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; delivered under contract to the Big Lottery Fund by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).
The programme works to support infrastructure organisations based in England, to be more efficient, effective, sustainable and better able to adapt to the current and future operating environment. For more information on the BIG Assist programme visit the BIG Assist website: www.bigassist.org.uk
Rocket Science have been approved as a BIG Assist Supplier to offer support to infrastructure organisations. We can be found in the BIG Assist ‘marketplace’ here
This recognition builds on the work we have done supporting a range of voluntary sector organisations and infrastructure to support their organisational development and resilience as well as their impact and income modelling. You can find out more about our range of support here.
Our review of support to rural communities for the Scottish Government has been published this week.
Rocket Science was commissioned to review the advice and support on funding that is available to rural communities in Scotland, with a specific focus on the role, performance and future of Rural Direct, a national information service provided by Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) on behalf of Scottish Government.
The review highlighted that the most useful type of support for communities is that which is provided by communities themselves who have been through the process of starting up and developing rural projects. A finding we made when we researched the needs of communities for the new Village SOS programme we are delivering with our partners ACRE and Rose Regeneration and in Scotland with Forth Sector and Senscot.
For more information on the report contact Richard Scothorne
For more information on support for rural communities in Scotland through Village SOS contact Clare Hammond