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The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third Sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study Year One Report: Baseline Findings

Osborne, Stephen P, Honore, Elric, Bond, Sue and Dutton, Matthew (2011) The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third Sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study Year One Report: Baseline Findings. Project Report. Scottish Government .

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    Abstract/Description

    This research report outlines the findings from the first year of a three year longitudinal study examining the opportunities and challenges facing third sector organisations ( TSOs) in Scotland in the delivery of public services. The first year of the research aimed to establish a 'baseline' by which subsequent years of research could be compared. As part of that, specific objectives for the first year of research are summarised below:

    identify the role and distinctive added value of TSOs delivering public services;
    identify features of effective partnership-working between the public sector and TSOs;
    assess the impact of Scottish Government and local government policy and budget priorities on TSOs' changing practice and management;
    track the impact of the economic downturn and budget limitations on TSOs' roles in public service delivery;
    describe how TSOs contribute to progress on the Scottish Government's national priorities and national outcomes;
    describe how TSOs contribute to progress on Single Outcome Agreements and the work of Community Planning Partnerships;
    enable TSOs to articulate views on the appropriateness of funders' oversight, evaluation and management procedures.

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Print ISSN: ISSN 2045-6964
    ISBN: ISBN 978-0-7559-9976-7
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Public services; Third Sector Organisations; partnerships; local government policy;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 362 Social welfare problems & services
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Item ID: 5345
    Depositing User: Dr Matthew Dutton
    Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2012 11:32
    Last Modified: 29 Aug 2013 17:28
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5345

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