Borders Third Sector Partnership takes on Pathfinder

Voluntary Action Scotland (VAS), believes that the Third Sector can contribute greatly to a stronger Scottish society and therefore deliver better results for the people we work with.

Part of that commitment is about enhancing the quality of the service we deliver. Borders Third Sector Partnership has been selected to be one of five ‘Pathfinder’ areas to try out and assess a new quality evaluation programme which will then be rolled out to all Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) across Scotland over the next four years.

The Partnership will be working with the Improvement Service and VAS to develop a suite of self-assessment, improvement, benchmarking tools and support that will contribute to a stronger relationship between Community Planning partners and the wider Third Sector in the Borders.

It wants to improve the impact of the Partnership on Community Planning, so that the public and Third Sector can work together efficiently to plan and deliver better services which make a real difference to people’s lives.

Pathfinder is a short-life programme – the Partnership will have completed its contribution to information gathering and analysis by March 2015. It will be contacting sector representatives to get their views on better engagement and suggested improvements.

The partnership members would be very grateful for your contribution. Findings will help to frame an effective relationship with Community Planning partners and lead to better outcomes for people in the Borders.

Borders Third Sector Partnership organisations are The Bridge, Berwickshire Association for Voluntary Service (BAVS), Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber and Volunteer Centre Borders.