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Case Studies – Public Social Partnerships

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) Community Transport PSP Case Study

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is the Regional Transport Partnership (and Public Transport Authority) for the west of Scotland, established by the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005, covering 11 full council areas and part of one other. Regional Transport Partnerships (RTPs) were established by the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 with the purpose of delivering and co-ordinating transport solutions which were cross-boundary, multi-modal, and partnership focused.

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Fife Short-term Housing Support and Homelessness Services PSP Case Study

Fife Council has chosen the Public Social Partnership model to redesign its housing support and homelessness services, with a desire to build on the existing relationship with the third sector providers. The opportunity to stimulate innovation and make budget savings, whilst at the same time maintaining the quality of service provision were also important considerations.

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East Renfrewshire CHCP – Re-design of Supported Living Services for People with Learning Disabilities

East Renfrewshire Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) is an innovative partnership between East Renfrewshire Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. It is keen to develop new ways of working to drive change both in the way services are designed internally, and in partnership with other provider organisations. It recognised the benefits of working with the Public Social Partnership (PSP) model, and is using this approach to re-examine their Supported Living service for people in East Renfrewshire with Learning Difficulties. The PSP is supported by Ready for Business as part of the Developing Markets Programme.

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Low Moss Prison Prisoner Support Pathway

In 2012 the new Low Moss Prison opened with a capacity of 700 prisoners, mainly convicted short-term and remand prisoners. Reducing reoffending is a priority both locally and nationally. Low Moss Prison chose to engage with the third sector in a Public Social Partnership (PSP) through which the Low Moss Prison Prisoner Support Pathway was developed as an innovative approach to service redesign, resulting in a step change in the way reducing reoffending is tackled both in the prison and in the community.

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NHS Lothian – Health Transformation through the Third Sector

In collaboration with NHS Lothian, the City of Edinburgh Council, Queen Margaret University and the Third Sector, the Royal Edinburgh Hospital campus redevelopment programme has been identified as a major opportunity to redesign services through the collaborative application of the Public Social Partnership (PSP) model. With support and guidance from Ready for Business, four workstreams of activity are underway and beginning to reshape the way that health services are delivered.

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SPT Community Transport

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is the Regional Transport Partnership (and Public Transport Authority) for the west of Scotland, established by the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005, covering 11 full council areas and part of one other. Regional Transport Partnerships (RTPs) were established by the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 with the purpose of delivering and co-ordinating transport solutions which were cross-boundary, multi-modal, and partnership focused.

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The Life I Want

The Life I Want Public Social Partnership was initiated in 2013 and is committed to the modernisation of day services in Glasgow for adults with Learning Disabilities. This commitment is not only a response to Self-Directed Support legislation, which is designed to enable service users to exercise choice and control over their care and support arrangements, including choice of provider, but also because it was clear to partner organisations that services needed to change to meet the aspirations and needs of the people who use them.

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Westbank Enterprises – Co-production of a service

Perth and Kinross Council transformed its plant nursery into a Social Firm providing employability opportunities to vulnerable clients of PKC’s Youth Justice, Mental Health and Learning Disability teams through coproduction with the Shaw Trust using the PSP model.

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Commissioning Falkirk’s Foster Care Services

Falkirk Council is committed to adopting PSP as its process of choice in supporting radical redesign of services. The Council was aspiring to a cohesive fostering service made up of internal and external providers that would meet the best needs of fostered children.The contract for foster care services was used to test out the PSP commissioning model. The framework developed through co-creation with providers was piloted for a year, and now contracts have been signed with successful providers.

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Public Social Partnerships in Falkirk

Falkirk Council is one of the first local authorities in Scotland to embed a wide-ranging approach to strategic commissioning based on the Public Social Partnership (PSP) model. The development of strategic commissioning framework based on PSP principles has been informed by practical consideration and testing of the model within Children’s Services and other areas. Already this approach appears to have brought significant shared learning and benefits for public and third sector partners.

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