Auditing complex community-based projects

Big noise logoAs we move into increasingly uncharted territory of more preventative, place-based public service delivery, reflecting the post-Christie agenda, there’s a growing need for audit and inspection to adapt. This will help us to better understand what difference public services (and their third and private sector partners) are making in giving Scotland’s communities the opportunity to fulfil their full potential.

For example, my Audit Scotland colleague Aileen Campbell recently finished an 18-month secondment with the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) on a project to evaluate Sistema Scotland’s Big Noise programme in the Raploch area of Stirling and the Govanhill neighbourhood in Glasgow. This was an innovative piece of work, which Aileen has previously blogged about. Continue reading Auditing complex community-based projects

The Big Noise

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I began working with the GCPH in September 2013, on a project to evaluate the social and health impacts of Sistema Scotland’s Big Noise programme in the Raploch area of Stirling and the Govanhill neighbourhood in Glasgow. Both of these areas suffer from long term economic disadvantage, reduced educational attainment and poor health relative to most other areas in Scotland. Continue reading The Big Noise