What is Community Planning?
Community Planning is the process by which public bodies come together with the Voluntary Sector and communities to plan and deliver better services, to make a positive difference to people's lives. The key Community Planning Partners are Perth & Kinross Council, NHS Tayside, Scottish Fire & Rescuse Service, Police Scotland, Perth College UHI, Scottish Enterprise and the Voluntary Sector. It is PKAVS Third Sector and Volunteering Hubs' (previously Voluntary Action Perthshire) role to coordinate and facilitate involvement of the diverse and energetic Voluntary Sector in this process.
The aims of Community Planning in Scotland are to make sure people and communities are genuinely engaged in the decisions made about services which affect them. Community Planning reflects a commitment from organisations to work together, not separately, to provide better services.
Community Planning also aims to improve the connection between national priorities and those at regional, local and neighbourhood levels. The Perth & Kinross Community Plan/Single Outcome Agreement 2013-23 is the local expression of how we in Perth & Kinross will work out the Scottish Government's National Outcomes.