Public-Social Partnership Pilot in North Lanarkshire
Following yesterday’s Public-Social Partnership (PSP) Dissemination Event in Glasgow, where the achievements of two ground breaking PSP pilot projects in North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire were celebrated, the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition has successfully secured a member’s motion for debate in the Scottish Parliament.
Introduced by Michael McMahon, MSP for Hamilton North and Bellshill (Lab), the motion welcomes the success of the PSP pilot in North Lanarkshire. It notes that PSPs allow public bodies to use the procurement process to create added social benefit in the community and to engage service users in the delivery and just as importantly, the design of public services. For the full text of the motion please visit http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/sch/motion.result.
Further to this, as part of a busy schedule of MSP/Ministerial visits to social enterprises, SSEC hosted a visit to Launchpad Training and Enterprise with Roseanna Cunningham MSP on Tuesday, and has been invited to feed into forthcoming inquiries of the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee. For more information please visit www.ssec.org.uk.