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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

  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.

  • Type:

    Project Report

  • Date:

    30 November 2010

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Scottish Government

  • Library of Congress:

    H1 Social Sciences (General)

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    362 Social welfare problems & services

  • Funders:

    Scottish Government

Citation

Osborne, S. P., Honore, E., Bond, S. & Dutton, M. (2010). The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third Sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study Year One Report: Baseline Findings

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Keywords

Public services; Third Sector Organisations; partnerships; local government policy;

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