ALISS: A website to help people find support services and activities in Scotland

There are many great activities, community groups and services across Scotland which help people to live well and it is important that people can find out what is available in and around their area.

ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) is funded by the Scottish Government, delivered by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), and co-produced with people living and working in communities to help with this. It is a website that gives people an easier way to find information on activities, groups, and services and provides tools that help to share this information with family, friends, neighbours, and colleagues.

ALISS information is ‘crowdsourced’, a bit like Wikipedia, so, individuals, including citizens and professionals, can get involved by simply signing up for a free account. Groups and organisations can also add their service/s and manage their own information (keeping it up to date) via their account dashboard.

Follow these simple instructions to sign up.

  1. Search for www.aliss.org click on Sign up.
  2. To add your organisation, group, activity service, click Add an organisation.
  3. Search for the name of the/your organisation, group etc…
  4. Click Add your organisation
  5. Fill in the organisation/group details.

If you are adding your own group etc. tick the box next to; I am a representative of this organisation and fill in the pop-up form to claim the organisation/group and have full editorial control of the page.

6. Add the service details.

Once the details of the organisation and service are complete and submitted the pages go to the ALISS team who will check it and approve it to go live on the ALISS website.

ALISS aims to make information available through different places that different people may go to find it so the information from the ALISS website is also displayed through other systems including Scotland’s Service Directory on the NHS Inform website.

So, if you are an organisation/group and have added information to ALISS it is automatically added to Scotland’s Service Directory, which then helps people find consistent and up to date information. This reduces duplication of effort by avoiding the need for people to individually update the same information in different places.

For more information, please get in touch with the ALISS team at hello@aliss.org or on 0141 204 0239. We would love to hear from you.

ALISS is an information service which aims to make health and wellbeing support and activities easier to find. www.aliss.org