The Self Management Fund is a key recommendation of 'Gaun Yersel' - The Self Management Strategy for Scotland' published in 2008 in partnership between the ALLIANCE and the Scottish Government.
Aims of the fund:
The Self Management Fund is available to voluntary organisations and community groups throughout Scotland.
The aim is to support work to encourage people living with long term conditions to learn more about the management of their conditions and to be become active partners in their own care.
The Self Management Fund encourages good practice to be shared and innovative approaches to be developed.
LTCAS (Long Term Conditions Alliance) works with organisations who receive funding to capture learning gained through the projects and share this widely across Scotland.
The ALLIANCE has three core aims;
• Ensure people are at the centre, that their voices, expertise and rights drive policy and sit at the heart of design, delivery and improvement of support and services.
• Support transformational change, towards approaches that work with individual and community assets, helping people to stay well, supporting human rights, self management, co-production and independent living conditions and to be become active partners in their own care.
• Champion and support the third sector as a vital strategic and delivery partner and foster better cross-sector understanding and partnership