‘2 Millions Expert Voices’: Listening, Learning and Leading Change

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the ALLIANCE, and to mark the occasion: our annual conference, held in partnership with the Academy will explore how collectively we have can work in partnership achieve greater outcomes for the people of Scotland.

With renewed political energy in Scotland following the 2016 Holyrood election, we’ll look to the future and ways of improving the lives of the two million people across Scotland who are disabled, living with long term conditions and unpaid carers.

Our annual conference will focus on practical ways to hear the voice of lived experience, learn from others about changing support and services for the better and lead from the front in developing new models of care.

Pennie Taylor will chair this event and Cabinet Secretary for Health Wellbeing and Sport will address delegates.

The agenda for the day can be found here.
Attend if you have an interest in improving health and social care in Scotland.

Register your place today by downloading the conference booking form and returning to event@alliance-scotland.org.uk.

If you would like to keep up to date with the latest news in the run-up to the conference, or contribute on the day, please use the hashtag #2MExperts

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available at the conference.
Please contact the events team for further information on 0141 404 0231 or email event@alliance-scotland.org.uk

Five Provocations for the Future of Health and Social Care

Following our Think Tank on creating wellbeing in October, we are delighted to be able to share this graphic report setting out our five provocations for the future of health and social care. The Think Tank brought together leaders from across Scottish society to discuss the question “What is needed to transform Scottish society so that all citizens are able to thrive?” Having analysed the discussions, five themes emerged: Courageous leadership; Nurturing transformation; Emphasising humanity, values and flourishing; Target culture and Ceding power.

Click here to download the graphic report.

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Leading the Commitment – Strengthening Leadership Roles

The new Health and Social Care Partnerships present opportunities for developing leadership at all levels. This was recognised early doors by the Learning Disability Nurse leadership team in NHS Ayrshire and Arran. They obtained funding from NHS Education for Scotland to invite the whole learning disability nurse workforce to a day of inspiration and reflection on their professional responsibilities in the light of the changing landscape of health and social care. The Health and Social Care Academy was invited to provide facilitation at the event through Lisa Curtice of the ALLIANCE’s People Powered Health and Wellbeing (PPHW) Programme.

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Citizen Bloggers – Michael McEwan: Speaking Out

Hi, my name is Michael and I am a citizen blogger for the Academy and also the Chair of East Renfrewshire Disability Action (ERDA).


ERDA was launched in March 2011 at the Barriers & Bridges Community Conference event.  It is very important there are local people and local disability organisations across the country raising the issues and concerns of disabled people.
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