Community Planning inquiry

Closes 30 Dec 2022

Opened 7 Nov 2022


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.

There are two different ways to respond, which will both be live until 30th December 2022.

The call for views is aimed at members of Community Planning Partnerships (organisations or individuals) and asks a number of detailed questions about how the partnerships operate.

The survey is shorter and is aimed at other organisations or individuals who have an interest in community planning.

You are welcome to complete either survey if you wish.


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