Local Project Action

The Shaping Places for Wellbeing Programme is supporting seven local project towns across Scotland: Alloa, Ayr, Clydebank, Dalkeith, Dunoon, Fraserburgh and Rutherglen.

Each of the towns have staff support (a Project Lead and a Community Link Lead) to embed between the council and the local health board. The towns bring a range of contexts and geographies to expand learning perspectives and have place work already happening that the Programme ambition can support. In each of our towns, a Steering Group has been set up with key decision makers who meet regularly.

The towns were chosen to:

  • Reduce inequality: they are experiencing the bottom 20% in SIMD and a particular health inequality
  • Enhance collaborative, cross-system partnership working: senior leadership level sponsorship within Local Government and public health system to support an authorising environment for long-term change
  • Identifed manager-level project support and governance across local government and the public health system

These towns also had the capacity to commit to take part in the learning network and local project evaluation process.

Find out about the work we are doing in each Project Town:

How is our work being implemented within each of our Project Towns? What impact are we making? Read our Impact Stories which highlight the progress we've made across our Project Towns.

Want to know more about the Shaping Places for Wellbeing Programme? Read our FAQs which features answers to questions we regularly get asked about our Programme

Project Town Locations
Map of Scotland showing locations of the Project Towns
Want to find out more? Get in touch with us

If you are looking at place-based approaches, or if the Shaping Places for Wellbeing Programme sounds like something you would like to know more about, please contact Irene Beautyman, Place and Wellbeing Partnership Lead, below or follow us on X (Twitter) @place4wellbeing to keep up to date with all of our latest news

Irene Beautyman

Irene Beautyman - Place and Wellbeing Partnership Lead

Phone: 07908 930763