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Shaping Places for Wellbeing Programme

The Shaping Places for Wellbeing Programme is a delivery partnership between the Improvement Service and Public Health Scotland (PHS), funded and supported by The Health Foundation and Scottish Government with support from COSLA.

The overall ambition of the programme is to improve Scotland’s wellbeing and reduce inequalities. It aims to change our collective approaches to the places where we live, work and play. To deliver upstream preventative interventions that reduce Scotland’s significant health inequalities while delivering on the range of national ambitions around Covid recovery and climate action. Promoting strong partnership working around data driven knowledge on inequality with citizen involvement to create systems change. The action is anchored in the Place and Wellbeing Outcomes.

The programme contributes to many of the National Performance Framework outcomes and key government policy aspirations such as the 20 minute neighbourhood concept. To reduce inequalities the programme needs to support our most vulnerable and deprived communities and make sure they are supported and gain the most. The programme aims to stimulate and support action at local, network and national level. It will initially support four communities in Alloa, Ayr, Dunoon and Clydebank, as well as a network of local partnerships and national leaders to share learning.

The programme is coordinated and managed by the National Programme Team made up of experts from the Improvement Service and Public Health Scotland.

Introduction to the Shaping Places for Wellbeing Programme
Summary of the Shaping Places for Wellbeing Programme

Public Health Scotland and the Improvement Service are working to improve Scotland’s wellbeing by reducing the significant inequality in the health of its people while addressing the health of our planet. This will be achieved through 3 activities: local project work, local learning cohort and national leadership cohort. This will help find new ways of working between national and local levels which will create systems change in local processes to deliver on the Place and Wellbeing Outcomes.

More information

For more information about the Shaping Places for Wellbeing Programme, download this programme summary.

Irene Beautyman - Planning for Place Programme Manager
Susan Rintoul - Project Officer, Planning for Place