Future Pathways at The Gathering

The Gathering 2023 Event Host
We are looking forward to attending SCVO’s The Gathering 2023. At this year’s event, we will have an exhibitor stand where you can find out more about who we are and what we do, and make connections with staff from across the service. Join us at stand 29 on 7th and 8th November to discover more. 

We are delighted to also be hosting a partnership event with research company Matter of Focus at 9.30am on Wednesday 8 November. Titled “Opportunities and Challenges: evaluating relational services in a partnership context”, we will share what we have learned about evaluating the relationships we build as a service. 

We have found that developing trusting relationships with people we support and our partners means improved outcomes for people and services. Matter of Focus have helped us evaluate our relational approach to partnership working since 2018. This has helped us understand more about Future Pathways’ impact at scale. But it can also be challenging. Often, services have assumptions about partnership working that need to be considered and evidenced

At this event, we will share what we have learned about how to evidence and understand our relational approach, drawing on examples from our work with people we support and partners. We will explore how this evaluation has enabled us to make decisions about refining our model of support and enhance our impact.  

At this event and at our exhibition stand, we hope to highlight our work and our impact, and create connections with other services. 

Future Pathways is the first service of its kind, pioneering a relational approach to working with survivors of abuse and neglect in care. Embedding evaluation and learning into the service from the start means not only that Future Pathways are really clear that their service is effective and their work is making a difference to survivors, but has also allowed them to continually refine and innovate their approach to make the best difference possible. Matter of Focus are delighted to be working alongside an organisation with such a deep commitment to learning and improvement.’’  

Ailsa Cook, Director, Matter of Focus

We are looking forward to attending SCVO’s The Gathering 2023 as both exhibitor and as event host. Sharing our learning with others is an essential part of our work and we are delighted to be part of SCVO’s diverse and inspiring programme. We hope to spark discussion and reflection with those working across the sector, and look forward to sharing information about who we are and what we do.’’  

Flora Henderson, Alliance Manager, In Care Survivors Alliance

The Gathering is the largest free voluntary sector event in the UK and it is organised by the SCVO (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations). This is an opportunity for Future Pathways and many other services to showcase their work and learn from others. The Gathering will take place at the EICC in Edinburgh on Tuesday 7 November and Wednesday 8 November. 

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