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  • Have your say on improving local/national services after lockdown

    Created: 25/03/2021, Updated: 20/05/2021

    Many third and public sector bodies are asking for views to help develop their research into the impact that the pandemic and lockdown are having on different aspects of people's lives, and to find ways for them to improve their services after we emerge from lockdown:

    The Third Sector Employability Forum is running a survey, aimed at third sector employability providers and employers, to better understand organisation’s involvement in Local Employability Partnerships (LEPs) and their experiences regarding No-One Left Behind and engagement with LEPs. The forum is keen to hear responses from social enterprises - closing date 23 May 2021.

    Scottish Care, in collaboration with Coalition of Care & Support Providers Scotland, has launched two short surveys (one aimed at employees and one aimed at employers within health and social care) to allow the Fair Work in Social Care group to understand more about the terms and conditions that exist within the workforce, and what effective voice looks like for both groups - closing date 23 May 2021.

    Climate Action Fife is working with Greener Kirkcaldy on the development of a Fife Cycling Community Action Plan. The organisations would like to speak to both cyclists and non-cyclists from community organisations across Fife on what they would like to see in the plan. Please contact Susan at Greener Kirkcaldy by 26 May 2021 to take part.

    The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is conducting research to find out how environmentally friendly voluntary organisations are and what support they need to reduce their carbon footprints. The short survey should be carried out by someone responsible for paying bills - closing date 28 May 2021.

    Social Enterprise Scotland has commissioned independent research to inform social enterprise development and procurement practice across the private, public and third sector. It is running a survey to acquire this information and it only takes approximately ten minutes to complete - closing date ongoing.

    As part of the Scottish Government’s Restorative Justice Action plan, the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice is seeking the views of children and young people, under 26 years old, in order to shape the future of restorative justice - closing date ongoing.

    Engender's survey is aimed at disabled women and developed alongside People First (Scotland), to find out how they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, it is seeking your stories of how services have adapted and how that has affected your access to support systems, whether friends and family, social care, parenting support and schools or health services, including but not only reproductive and sexual health - closing date ongoing.

    We're encouraging Fifers to share with us their experiences of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, through 'Your story, Your community' - a Fife Partnership project led by FVA.

    Your stories, suggestions and insight will help us and partners to better work together to make Fife a better place for everybody. The SenseMaker tool we're using makes it easier than ever for us to capture and analyse your experiences.

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