Hanover Connecting Communities

Parliament reception event and report

Project impact

Report endorsed by Cabinet Secretary for Health

60+ attendees at Scottish Parliament event

Key interactions in opinion, trade and social media

Hanover Connecting Communities

Background
Hanover Scotland, one of Scotland’s largest providers of social housing, wanted to end their 40th anniversary year “with a bang”. This aimed to highlight their achievements to date and offer a blueprint for a new way of engaging in the development of new services in the health and social care sector across Scotland.

This approach involved taking a detailed and emotional approach to engagement with residents, understanding their networks and how they could lead more independent lives using local community resources.

Hanover Scotland wanted to show how their approach might be replicated by Health and Social Care Integrated Joint Boards across Scotland to deliver better outcomes for older people.

Approach
Orbit Communications suggested commissioning research describing Hanover Scotland’s approach and case studies to show how it might be replicated.

To fulfil the brief of also delivering a celebration for the 40th anniversary we suggested an event at the Scottish Parliament attended by residents, staff and stakeholders, addressed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing.

Outcome
We assisted with the drafting and design of the final report, “Connecting Communities” and organised the event at Holyrood which included a performance by a British Sign Language choir.

The event was attended by over 60 people, including key target MSPs, and addressed by the Cabinet Secretary. “Connecting Communities” is a key part of Hanover’s future strategy, ensuring a long-term legacy for the project.

Hanover Connecting Communities