Community Planning

in Scotland

Delivered by

nhs health scotland


NHS Health Scotland has published a briefing paper outlining housing strategies and plans that local authorities produce, and highlighting opportunities for stakeholders to engage so that the contribution that these plans and strategies can make to good health and reduced health inequalities is maximised.


To accompany the briefing paper NHS Health Scotland has released a searchable database containing details of some of the housing strategies and plans each local authority has published.


Michael Tornow

Senior Health Improvement Officer

NHS Health Scotland


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Briefing paper and data set on housing strategies

This provides information on equality and health inequalities.


Causes, consequences and effective action around health inequalities

Phase two of the Economic Outcomes programme will focus on undertaking detailed impact assessments of the current 'economic footprint' of councils/partnerships.


Economic Outcomes Programme

This is a new programme aiming to help CPPs access, understand and use evidence on the economics of prevention to inform local planning and investment decisions. The Health Economics Network has been created to support this work.


Economics of Prevention

Range of resources to help CPPs and other organisations assess the impact of their work on health inequalities.


Health Inequalities Impact Assessment

This research summary explores public attitudes towards poverty in the UK. It recommends a set of tested strategies to build a deeper understanding of how poverty happens and the changes needed to address it.


This research by the FrameWorks Institute shows that we can help people see that poverty exists and understand its impact. We can build support for a robust welfare system. We can inspire widespread belief that change is possible and that poverty can be solved. And we can mobilise action to do so.


How to Build Lasting Support to Solve UK Poverty

This analysis looks at poverty trends for families with children in Scotland, reflecting the commitments in the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act to achieve substantial reductions by 2030.


This research highlights upcoming labour market strategies that have the potential to transform the lives of many families in poverty, calling for strong alignment and action from both government and business. It finds that:


  • Barriers to the labour market due to disability, ill health and childcare responsibilities remain prevalent characteristics of child poverty, despite improvements over the last two decades.
  • Two in five children in poverty have a reported disability or ill health in the family, with many of these children having no parents in work.
  • On average, the majority of children in poverty do have at least one adult in work and in many cases, parents are working all the hours expected of them by the social security system.
  • Understanding the barriers to work for parents and how this interacts with job quality, in particular for women, is key to understanding poverty in Scotland and how to tackle it.


The Joseph Rowntree Foundation website


Dr. Jim McCormick


Emma Congreve


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Poverty in Scotland 2018 Report

The Improving Outcomes in Money Advice (MAO) project is aimed at improving the impact of Scotland’s money advice services and supporting councils and their partners in this process.


Improving Outcomes in Money Advice

Every local authority area in Scotland has a multi-agency partnership which has responsibility for influencing and co-ordinating activities that challenge and prevent violence against women (VAW).


Tackling Violence against Women

Working in partnership

nhs health scotland

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