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Understanding Glasgow: the Glasgow indicators project

Understanding Glasgow sets out to describe the city and its people. The website aims to create an accessible resource that will inform a wide audience about issues of importance to Glasgow's population (e.g. health, poverty, education, environment, etc) and that will illustrate trends, make comparisons both within the city and with other cities, allow progress to be monitored and encourage discussion and engagement about the future of the city.

MindLab

A Danish-based cross-ministerial innovation unit which involves citizens and businesses in developing new solutions for the public sector. It is also a neutral zone for inspiring creativity, innovation and collaboration.

Early Years Collaborative

The Early Years Collaborative was launched on 1 October 2012 at a multi-sector event hosted by Ministers, the Chief Medical Officer and COSLA as chairs of the Early Years Taskforce. Its objective is to accelerate the conversion of the high level principles set out in GIRFEC and the Early Years Framework into practical action.

This resource provides general information on the collaborative, as well as the latest updates.

Better Futures

What is it? Better Futures outcomes tool is a web-based IT tool designed to enable housing support service providers working with individuals to record their support needs over a period of time. In particular, it provides a means of recording a baseline when someone starts using a service, as well as plotting their aspirations using a unique scoring system. The tool is also able to produce reports from the data held to enable organisations to measure the outcomes of their work with service users on a continuous basis.

Talking Points VOCAL: carers

What is it? A tool for capturing carers' outcomes. This approach has been developed by VOCAL and is based on the Talking Points: personal outcomes approach.

Who is it for? It is an outcomes tool to be used with adult unpaid carers. It can be applied to any type of service or support being offered to unpaid carers.

Where from? Where now?

Project which aims to create a textured picture of the day-to-day reality of homelessness as experienced by the women who are living through it and the insights from the people who support them.

The website is an online platform that brings together the work created over the 18-month project, which culminated in an exhibition at gallery@oxo from 14th - 18th November on London's South Bank in November 2012.