Community planning gets top marks

Glasgow is better off according to a report by Audit Scotland.
Glasgow is better off according to a report by Audit Scotland.

Glasgow Community Planning Partnership has been praised for efforts to deliver joined-up services to residents across the city.

Audit Scotland carried out work to assess what progress the partnership had made in a number of areas of its work.

It highlighted advances being made in the delivery of the partnership’s three single outcome agreement priorities of alcohol, youth employment and vulnerable people.

It also praised efforts by the partnership to improve communication and engagement with the community, through a series of events, activities and publications, including the first annual Glasgow CPP conference, first annual report and a series of stakeholder conversations.

Councillor Soryia Siddique, Glasgow City Council’s Executive Member for Citizens and Communities and Chair of Glasgow Community Planning Partnership, said: “Partners have been working hard to deliver joined-up services to people in the city and the feedback we’ve received from Audit Scotland is a tremendous boost for us.

“People across Glasgow face many challenges that require tailored responses, but by working together, Community Planning partners are helping to make a real difference to them. We’re producing a range of initiatives that deliver imaginative and dynamic approaches that meet these challenges and take advantage of opportunities.”

Community Planning is a process that brings together the public, private, voluntary and third sectors for the benefit of residents. Partners jointly plan services to guarantee the most effective, co-ordinated delivery.