The second annual outcome improvement report, which reveals how partner agencies in Aberdeen are working together to deliver improved outcomes for those who live, work, visit and do business in the city, was approved by the Community Planning Aberdeen Board earlier this week.
The report details how Community Planning Aberdeen (CPA) partner organisations have worked together over the past year to progress the Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) 2016-26.
The LOIP is a clear vision and 10-year plan on how CPA will work together and with the people of Aberdeen to achieve greater outcomes through the LOIP’s key themes: People, Place, Economy and Technology.
The second outcome report reflects on the themes and priorities within the LOIP and the progress made to date. These include:
Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Jenny Laing, as Chair of Community Planning Aberdeen, said: “It is clear from the report that the CPA is already making an impact and helping to improve the lives of people of all ages across Aberdeen.
“There are some really powerful statistics and examples of community planning in action as the Council works with the Police, NHS, communities and a range of other valued partners to meet common goals.
“We have achieved a great deal in a short period of time – but there’s lots of hard work ahead. Hard work we should all embrace given the prize of a better city for all.”
To watch a video in which Councillor Laing talks about the progress made to date by Community Planning Aberdeen, click on https://youtu.be/_CoyobXdoW8
Looking ahead to 2019 the Community Planning Aberdeen aims include: to provide earlier support for families of people involved in the justice system; to develop community food skills and knowledge about sustainable food provision in the city; to increase the number of people recruited by local employers from CPA’s skills academies; and to further improve the city’s digital infrastructure by expanding free wi-fi in the city including fibre network and 4G small cell network.
Residents who would like to get involved can contact Aberdeen City Voice – a panel of city residents who agree to share their views on a range of issues. To join visit www.communityplanningaberdeen.
The Civic Forum is another way in which individuals and communities can have share their views and promote their priorities for community planning in the city. For more information visit www.civicforumaberdeen.com
Community Planning Aberdeen consists of: Aberdeen CityCouncil; Police Scotland; Scottish Fire and Rescue; Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership; Integrated Children’s Services; ACVO; NESTRANS; North East Scotland College; University of Aberdeen; Scottish Enterprise; Alcohol and Drugs Partnership; Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce; Robert Gordon University; Sport Aberdeen; Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and the Civic Forum.