Reimagining Community Planning in Scotland: A Vision from the Third Sector

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract / Description of output

In December 2014, TSI representatives gathered for a two-day Forum to review evidence and deliberate on the future of Community Planning
(CP). They started by outlining broad ideas, values and principles to guide their deliberations, and agreed that the overarching aim is to achieve
‘better outcomes, better lives’, with particular focus on tackling inequalities. Forum participants then mapped problems and barriers that stand in
the way.
On the basis of that work, they then generated 17 Vision Statements around 4 themes:

Developing a new role for CP in local democracy
Turning CP into a space for collaborative and participative decision-making
Improving how CP works
Developing a new role for the third sector in CP

The Vision outlined in this document offers a bold approach for reimagining CP as an empowered space capable of developing better services
and solving local problems through policy innovation. This is a collective Vision for ‘Democratic Community Planning’.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherWhat Works Scotland
Commissioning bodyVoluntary Action Scotland
Number of pages23
EditionAugust 2015
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2015

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Third sector
  • community planning
  • Participation
  • public services
  • partnership


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