Holyrood Committee launches call for views on community planning
9 November 2022
The Committee is seeking views from organisations directly involved in Community Planning Partnerships as well as communities and individuals about the impact the Partnerships have had.
Community Planning aims to improve how organisations such as local government, health boards, and the police work together with other partners to improve local outcomes in an area.
Commenting, Committee Convener Ariane Burgess MSP said:
“The Community Empowerment Act recognised in 2015 how important community planning is to improving people’s lives across Scotland and our inquiry will seek to understand how successful the Act has been in bringing partners together to deliver better services that make a real difference to people's lives.
“We want to understand how effectively Scotland’s Community Planning Partnerships have been able to respond to challenges such as the current cost crisis and unprecedented events such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
“By hearing directly from organisations involved in Community Planning Partnerships as well as from communities and individuals about the impact the Partnerships have had we can understand what further improvements may be required to truly empower communities, tackle inequalities and bring about real change.”
The inquiry’s call for views closes on 30 December 2022.
Notes to editors
CPPs exist in every local authority to identify priorities and to share resources to deliver services for people.
The 2015 Act changed how community planning is delivered by CPPs requiring them to develop Local Outcomes Improvement Plans and targeted ‘locality plans’ for smaller areas which need more support.
Partners also must work with communities to involve them in community planning.
This is the second phase of the Committee's post-legislative scrutiny of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, focusing on community planning.
The Committee agreed on its approach to this inquiry in September.
The call for views survey calls for views is asks more detailed questions about the operation of CPPs and is aimed at Community Planning Partners.
The shorter survey is aimed at other organisations, communities and individuals, who are welcome to respond to the first survey instead if they wish.