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ALLIANCE’s manifesto for the upcoming Scottish Parliament election.

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ALLIANCE’s manifesto for the upcoming Scottish Parliament election.

The manifesto asks will be properly launched in the coming weeks backed with briefing notes on the key asks. As always, we welcome any sharing with your members and others – we have hard copies for those who want them.

The key points covered:

pdfALLIANCE_Manifesto_2016.pdf266.48 KB

Seek to prevent social isolation and loneliness

Prioritise tackling loneliness in our communities and its subsequent impact on health and social care, recognising social connectedness as a national outcome, rolling out the national links worker approach and creating a strategy for community transport.

Build on the existing capacity of the third sector

Utilise the vital role of third sector organisations in supporting people to live well through a strong role in Health and Social Care Partnerships, accelerated momentum towards prevention and a new GP Practice Community Fund.

Empower the voice of lived experience to change health and social care

Strengthen the say people have over health and social care by expanding the principles of the SDS Act into health services and putting the practice of inclusive communication into law.

Support the spread of self management of long term conditions

Increase opportunities for people to be leading partners in managing their health and wellbeing by investing in both the Self Management Fund and existing programmes as well as targeted investment towards digital participation.

Develop coproduction activity across Scotland

Make sure that developments towards coproduction in health and social care over the last five years are capitalised upon through the creation of a national coproduction strategy for public services.

Tackle the gap between good policy and bad practice

Review how the Scottish Government’s vision for human rights based approaches to health and social care are being implemented at a local level.

Champion the rights of people who live with long term conditions, disabled people and unpaid carers at the heart of Government

Bring the voice of lived experience to the Cabinet table by creating a Ministerial post and appointing an independent Commissioner as well as publishing a charter of rights for unpaid carers.

Deliver a new model of social security and employment following the Scotland Bill

Use newly devolved powers to create a new type of social security, with compassion at its core, and an employability framework that supports people and organisations.

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