We ask our members and the wider sector about the issues affecting their organisations and service users. We use this valuable information to ensure the voice of Glasgow’s third sector is communicated to local and national policy makers and to enable third sector organisations and structures to influence policy.
Our work ranges from commissioned large scale research on the third sector’s contribution towards Reshaping Care For Older People to smaller surveys and consultations on key issues, including concessionary rents and the impact of recession. Through our Everyone’s Children project we have undertaken research into the work in the sector to support children and families and the implementation of the GIRFEC agenda.
It is important to GCVS that the third sector benefits from any research undertaken and that organisations have the opportunity to influence broader agendas via the shaping of critical research questions. In promoting this approach we work with and support researchers from all sectors including the third and independent sectors, statutory, academic and government.