Community Planning

in Scotland

Delivered by

nhs health scotland

Place

This Improvement Service programme is actively supporting developing closer links between Community and Spatial Planning to achieve better places and outcomes.

Summary

Linking Community and Spatial Planning

At the second meeting of the national Health and Social Care Physical Activity Delivery Group in June 2015, an action was identified to develop and test the application of a methodology that would strategically enable Local Authorities and NHS Boards to mainstream physical activity within the integration of health and social care.  A methodology has now been developed and tested in Dumfries.  Results are so far positive and a number of other Local Authority/NHS Board areas keen to apply the methodology in practice.

Summary

John Howie

Organisational Lead - Healthy Communities - Physical Activity

john.howie@nhs.net

Contact

Mainstreaming physical activity within the integration of health and social care

Education Scotland led on a collaborative project commissioned by the National Strategic Scrutiny Group to devise and assess a potential methodology for the evaluation and scrutiny of how well community planning is operating at a local level, with a particular focus on the four pillars of public service reform.  This was Project 4 of the Strategic Scrutiny Group work plan for 2014/15) and the outcomes of the project were shared with the Group  in April 2015.

 

The Place-based scrutiny pilot focussed on two key questions:

 

  • What is it like to live in this locality?
  • How well are services collaborating to improve outcomes for local people?

 

and a subsidiary question:

  • Is our collective activity tackling /addressing inequalities?

 

The locality profile provided by the CPP contained a wealth of evidence upon which to develop the process.  ACORN segmentation presented a helpful way of looking at identified priority communities and their needs.

Summary

Place-based scrutiny pilot

The Improvement Service has published an overview of place-based working in Scotland, which captures current place-based activities within 27 local authority areas and includes a synthesis of published materials on the subject.

 

Whilst there is evidence of a wide variety of approaches being undertaken, the research also highlights a range of common principles that feature across most areas.

 

The report includes a practical checklist that summarises key issues that partnerships may wish to consider, either when embarking upon a new place-based initiative or when reviewing existing activities.  The Improvement Support can offer facilitation support to partnerships as they work through the Checklist.

 

Over the next few months the Improvement Service will also work with colleagues involved in delivering place-based approaches to establish a physical and virtual place-based learning network.

Summary

Improvement Service website, report

'Place-based approaches to joint planning, resourcing and delivery' at:

http://www.improvementservice.org.uk/documents/research/place-based-approaches-report.pdf

Location

Dot McLaughlin

Programme Manager, Organisational Development

Improvement Service

dot.mclaughlin@improvementservice.org.uk

Contact

Go to resource

Place-based research

The Place Standard is an assessment tool to support communities, the public sector and the private sector to work together to improve outcomes through action or place.

Summary

Place Standard website

http://www.placestandard.scot/#/home

Location

Go to resource

Place Standard tool

Working in partnership

nhs health scotland

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