The TSI Scotland Network is a body of charities that support the third sector across Scotland. There are 32 TSIs – or Third Sector Interfaces in Scotland, one for each local authority area. Some are partnerships working across large urban and geographical areas, some combine all the functions of the TSIs’ work under one roof.
The TSI Scotland Network is supported to carry out its main functions by the Third Sector Unit of Scottish Government.
Read our newly launched TSI Scotland Network Manifesto here.
The third sector includes charities, community groups, development trusts, social enterprises and the volunteering sector. In September 2018, the new TSI Outcomes Framework was launched after a period of collaboration and discussion between the Network leaders and Scottish Government. It was recognised that the role of the TSIs needed to change and the focus of TSIs was to take a more strategic role in third sector involvement in community planning and health and social care integration and in responding to local needs and outcomes.
The key functions of the TSIs is now to help the third sector in each area in the following ways:
It was agreed that is it is not realistic to expect TSIs to contribute to every relevant government strategy so they link their work to the following:
For more information on the role of the TSIs, please go to the TSI Outcomes Framework here.
The TSI Scotland Network leaders work closely together to share best practice, gather information and shape collective responses. This section and through the twitter feed @TSIScotNet information is provided on important and influential work carried out by the TSI Scotland Network with partners that has been carried out to inform national leaders and Scottish Government.
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