The Alliance Establishes a Strategic Partnership with the University



The University and the ALLIANCE have established a Strategic Partnership Agreement.

The Alliance is the national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations and this partnership builds on its close links with UWS.

UWS and The Alliance are key organisations in the field of health and social care in Scotland and each is committed to working collaboratively with the other to support the achievement of their respective strategic objectives.

This new Partnership will see both organisations focus resources on shared priority areas. These primarily concern a joint commitment to build knowledge and capacity; increase collaborative working to influence policy, and provide leadership to shape practice in health and social care. The partnership will also explore the potential for future research links and joint research projects.

Professor Paul Martin, CBE, Depute Principal of UWS, said:

“We are delighted to be establishing this important partnership with the Alliance. This partnership formalises the strong links we enjoy with this important organisation, which plays such a key role in the health and social care in Scotland.”

The Alliance’s vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long-term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre.

The Alliance has over 2,100 members including large, national support providers as well as small, local volunteer-led groups and people who are disabled, living with long-term conditions or providing unpaid care.

Ian Welsh, OBE, Chief Executive of the Alliance, said:

“We are pleased to be establishing this strategic partnership between the ALLIANCE and UWS.  The ALLIANCE and UWS have worked together on a range of projects and we are delighted to be deepening and strengthening this partnership.”