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Presentations and Information from the Event held on 26th September 2023



Cameron MacFarlane (he/him), Programme Engagement and Insights Manager  
Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)

ALISS is a national digital programme enabling people and professionals to find and share information on resources, services, groups, and support in their local communities and online. Its primary aim is to make information about health and wellbeing support easier to find. Its foundations lie in the lived experience of people trying to find local support services, clubs, groups, and activities to help them live well.

They work with people living and working within communities who are often best placed to share information about the assets that exist in those areas.

The Highland Resilience Network

Hannah Barrows, Deputy Chief Officer (Interim)

Highland Third Sector Interface

The Highland Third Sector Interface provides access to support and advice for the third sector in Highland as well as managing the Highland Resilience Network. The Highland Resilience Network is formed through a membership of third sector organisations that have identified their capacity to assist blue light services in managing emergencies in their community. Registered members are listed on this database so that public service responders can request their support, if appropriate, to reduce the demand on emergency service resources

Partnership Working 

Harry Tedstone, Community Engagement Officer

Highland Hospice

At Highland Hospice, the focus of their care is not limited to the individual who is unwell; they also offer support and advice to their family and those close to them and they work with local communities to help them deliver social care and support for their population. This work is carried out by their Community Services Team.

The Community Services Team encompasses a wide range of social and community services which provide support direct from the Hospice to individuals who need it, and also by working in partnership with local communities to help them meet the unique needs of their population.


Highland and Islands Climate Hub

Evie Strange (She/Her), Ross-Shire Development Officer

The aim of the Highland and Islands Climate Hub is to support community led climate action in the Highlands & Islands in all the stages it takes to design, develop and deliver a project. They can support existing community groups or help communities to form new groups. Connecting communities through new and existing networks and signposting to further support as needed. Even if you are not developing a specific climate action project they can help you with climate ready policies for your organisations and how to embed climate action in your work. 

Graduate Apprenticeships

Access and Progression Routes for Young People in Development Trusts and Community Led Enterprise

Inspiralba and Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS)

Inspiralba deliver project management and business support to a diverse range of social enterprises and enterprising charities across rural Scotland. They attended the event to talk about their experience of involving young people in their organisation and supporting learning while working through Graduate Apprenticeships 

DTA Scotland is an independent, member-led organisation which aims to promote, support and represent development trusts in Scotland.

Lochbroom and Ullapool Community Trust

Lochbroom & Ullapool Community Trust is a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation set up to deliver projects that benefit the communities of Elphin, Strathcaniard, Rhue, Leckmelm, Braemore, Lochside, Dundonnell, Scoraig, Badcaul and Gruinard as well as the main population area of Ullapool Village itself. They also act as an ‘anchor organisation’ which means that they often support other third sector, voluntary or not-for-profit groups.

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