Community Planning - survey

Closes 30 Dec 2022

Opened 7 Nov 2022

Overview

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. Community Planning Partnerships (‘CPPs’) exist in every local authority to identify priorities and to share resources to deliver services for people.

Part 2 of the Community Empowerment Act (2015) changed how community planning is delivered by CPPs. They have to develop Local Outcomes Improvement Plans and targeted ‘locality plans’ for smaller areas which need more support. Partners also have to work with communities to involve them in community planning.

This inquiry examines the impact of the Act on community planning and how CPPs respond to significant events such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the current cost-of-living crisis.

We want to hear from organisations directly involved in Community Planning Partnerships as well as communities and individuals about the impact the Partnerships have had.

Our survey is aimed at organisations, communities and individuals who have an interest in CPPs. We also have a call for views, which asks more detailed questions about the operation of CPPs and is aimed at Community Planning Partners.

Questions

If you are not familiar with Community Planning Partnerships you will be asked:

  • What are the biggest challenges facing your local area and how are public bodies, including your local authority, addressing these?
  • How well does your local authority work with your community to improve services and the local area more generally?
  • How would you describe public services in your local area compared to 10 years ago?

If you are familiar with Community Planning Partnerships you will be asked:

  • Have you been involved in the work of your local Community Planning Partnership? If yes, what has been your experience of participating?
  • Are you aware of your area’s Local Outcomes Improvement Plan and Locality Plans? If yes, what impact do you think the Plans have had?
  • In your view, do locality plans focus on and support those areas in your council area needing the most support?
  • What involvement has the broader community had in developing Local Outcomes Improvement Plans and locality plans?
  • Have opportunities to engage with community planning partnerships improved in recent years?
  • Has community planning contributed to a reduction in inequalities in your local area in recent years?
  • Are you aware of any data sources which allow you to see whether outcomes in your local area have improved over time?
  • What are the biggest challenges facing your local area and how are public bodies, including your local authority, addressing these?

How to submit your views

Please submit your views using the online submission form, linked to below.

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language. 

The survey closes on 30 December 2022.

Interests

  • LGHP