There are many organisations, groups, services, and activities across Scotland which help people to live well, and it’s important that people are able to find out what’s available, however this is often challenging. ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) is a national digital platform which is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) to help people find and share information that can support health and wellbeing. This very much includes arts, culture and heritage programmes and activities which is why we’d love for ACHWS members to get involved!
ALISS information is ‘crowdsourced’ meaning that organisations and individuals living and working in communities across Scotland can work together to gather, add, manage and share information about the things that matter to them. Information added is available for people to find on the www.aliss.org website as well as a range of partner’s websites and systems, both by people searching directly for themselves or for family and friends, as well as by professionals involved in social prescribing and signposting roles.
Adding your information to ALISS can therefore help you to increase participation and reach new audiences by making your services and activities more findable through a variety of channels where different people go to find information.
Examples of some arts, culture and heritage organisations already listed on ALISS include:
To join them and add your own group or organisation, please visit www.aliss.org, sign up for an account and then click the ‘Add an organisation’ link on the menu bar. After you’ve added it, or if it is already listed, you can also ‘claim’ your organisation to take editorial control of your information so that you can edit and update whenever necessary to make sure it stays accurate and up to date for people searching.
If you have any questions or need any assistance in adding or claiming your information we would be happy to help and we’d also love to hear from you to learn more about your work, and to consider any other ways in which ALISS could support this.
If you would like to find out more and chat about ways to get involved, you can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0141 404 0239.