Report – A Stitch in Time? Launch Report

Last Updated: Thursday 17 October 2019.

This is the report for the launch event of ‘A Stitch in Time?’, a programme to demonstrate the Scottish third sector contribution to care for older people.  This half-day event, delivered and facilitated by Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) in partnership with the Joint Improvement Team (JIT), took place in Edinburgh on 5 February 2013 and brought together 45 representatives from the third sector, the public sector, the independent sector and academia.

The main aims of the launch were:

1) For ESS to:

  • Engage with stakeholders to get them on board;
  • Gather their views to help us shape this programme

2) For participants to:

  • Know what A Stitch in Time? is about;
  • Understand how they can get involved and how they will benefit;
  • Have an opportunity to feed in their views and experiences about the voluntary sector’s contribution to care for older people,
  • And also – Do useful networking

 The session involved:

  • Setting the scene with presentations from Steven Marwick (ESS) and Andrew Jackson (JIT).
  • Three participative exercises to get baseline information.

ESS got very useful information that will help to shape the programme and to give us criteria for evaluating our work.  A brief overview is given in this report (A fuller report is available for those that want it).