Jen Swan

Written 10 posts

Scotland’s National Standards for Community Engagement

29th June 2022

We invited Paul Nelis from the Scottish Community Development Centre to explore the impact of Scotland’s National Standards for Community Engagement.

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Paths for All – dementia friendly health walks

9th June 2022

Paths for All, who are part funded by Scottish Government, involved people with dementia in the planning and design of their dementia friendly walking programme. We invited Carl Greenwood, Senior Development Officer at Paths for All to share the positive impact this has had. At Paths for All, we support a network of over 670…

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Putting the tea in teamwork 

20th May 2022

In the last year, tea (yes, tea!) has helped to initiate over 170 conversations between over 240 Scottish Government employee’s about public engagement and participation.

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Care Opinion

7th April 2022

An independent, web-based mechanism, funded by the Scottish Government, through which the people of Scotland can give anonymous, real-time feedback about healthcare services.

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Managing Scotland’s forests: public and community input

3rd March 2022

Across all of our work at Forestry Land Scotland, input from the public and communities is encouraged and is very important to us. 

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Ending the need for food banks

18th February 2022

The Scottish Government has published a draft plan on ending the need for food banks as a primary response to food insecurity. In this blog we hear from the food insecurities team about how people were involved in its development and what happens next.

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Engaging on the Data Strategy for Health and Social Care

16th February 2022

In October 2021 with the publication of the refreshed Digital Health and Care Strategy, we committed to developing Scotland’s first dedicated Data Strategy for Health and Social Care. In this blog colleagues from the Digital Health and Care team share how they are engaging stakeholder and citizens in the development of this strategy.

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Faith and belief engagement

3rd February 2022

Faith and belief stakeholders represent a large cross-section of the population of Scotland, making them valuable contributors to policy development.

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Participatory Budgeting (PB) in Scottish education

24th January 2022

Participatory budgeting can be a powerful way for children and young people to have their say on decisions that affect them.

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Join the team: Senior Digital Engagement Manager

16th November 2021

We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Digital Engagement Manager to join the Digital Engagement Team.

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