Funding for a new accreditation model for the not-for-profit advice sector has been secured from the Scottish Government. The Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers (SNSIAP) accreditation model is available for housing, welfare benefits and money/debt advice, managed by the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
Funding is available for three years (until November 2019) and during this period, advice providers can go through the new process for accreditation or re-accreditation for free. For organisations seeking accreditation or re-accreditation at Type II or III, this also includes access to the new peer review process without any charge.
For further information on the new accreditation process including guidance, news updates and FAQs, go to www.slab.org.uk/providers/advice/Accreditation_Model.html or email SNSIAP@slab.org.uk
The Improvement Service (Money Advice Outcomes Project) has been involved in developing the new SNSIAP accreditation model. Read about our role here.
The Improvement Service (IS) is the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland.
Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.
Through a series of principles, the IS works to promote improvement in local government and among its partners to support them improve outcomes and reduce the outcome gaps within populations and within areas.
The IS delivers a range of products and services that support CPPs to build their capacity to deliver the public service reform agenda.
The IS has a non-partisan role to support all elected members in Scotland.
The Improvement Services produces a series of newsletters on a range of subjects, including myaccount, elected members, tellmescotland as well as the main IS newsletter. Subscribe on this page.