Planning for Place Programme Manager
Tel. 07908 930763
The Improvement Service's Place Programme supports councils and their partners to collaborate around place. We seek to encourage place-based approaches to joint planning, resourcing and delivery of places that enable all communities to flourish.
Focussing in on the delivery of a high quality place is not new, however, councils are now increasingly working with partners to integrate services around people and place with an emphasis on reducing inequalities and focussing on prevention and early intervention.
The contribution place-based working has towards national performance outcomes, public health reform and achieving inclusive growth has led to the adoption of a Place Principle by Scottish Government and COSLA. The principle requests that all those responsible for providing services and looking after assets in a place need to work and plan together, and with local communities, to improve the lives of people, support inclusive growth and create more successful places.
In addition to the Principle, the Place Standard tool provides a basis for a comprehensive conversation around place between all stakeholders with outputs that enable and encourage collaborative working.
The Improvement Service research paper Place Based Approaches: An Overview of Current Practice concludes with a checklist of the key questions and issues to consider when either embarking upon a place based initiative or reviewing an existing one. This practical tool helps shape thinking and approach.
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.
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