Programme Manager, Performance Management and Benchmarking
Tel. 01506 283811
The Community Planning Improvement Board (CPIB) provides improvement support for community planning in Scotland.
Our purpose is to support Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) to deliver their statutory duties effectively and to make better and more informed decisions that improve the lives of local communities across Scotland. We work with community planning partners to understand:
This underpins our three main roles.
The Improvement Service (IS) is the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland.
Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.
Through a series of principles, the IS works to promote improvement in local government and among its partners to support them improve outcomes and reduce the outcome gaps within populations and within areas.
The IS delivers a range of products and services that support CPPs to build their capacity to deliver the public service reform agenda.
The IS has a non-partisan role to support all elected members in Scotland.
The Improvement Services produces a series of newsletters on a range of subjects, including myaccount, elected members, tellmescotland as well as the main IS newsletter. Subscribe on this page.
Strengthened leadership and influence
Innovative approaches to joint planning, service design and resourcing
Community participation, particularly hard to reach groups, vulnerable and communities of interest
Effective decision making and good governance
Availability of high quality local data and insights to support decision making
Supporting innovation, improvement and sharing best practice
We’re offering practical support to CPPs by expanding the Community Planning in Scotland website to include more resources, support and showcases of CPPs’ work and
progress. We are identifying gaps in the support for CPPs – and working to plug them - while building analytical capacity across public services.
We're developing and sharing evidence of what works based on research by What Works Scotland, as well as developing an approach to evaluation that can be used by CPPs.
We will consider approaches to developing outcomes, planning and insights for community planning and will propose areas for development and improvement to support partnership working. This will include how we capture and evidence the impact of community planning through a range of measures and actionable insights.
We will improve access to, and understanding of, data by exploring opportunities to increase the local data available in open formats and fill the gaps in the data currently available to measure outcomes and build an evidence base at local level.
We’re also supporting CPPs to make better use of data and to develop meaningful insights to support effective and informed decision making. We will support CPPs to improve their approach to the sharing of data, intelligence and insights intelligence at a local level, and work with stakeholders to address challenges to data sharing.