Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee is seeking views on how to achieve community wellbeing, and has launched a call for the public’s ideas on what future work should focus on.
The Committee is keen to hear from members of the public, community groups, and relevant organisations.
As well as looking to understand what is meant by the phrase “community wellbeing”, the Committee is seeking views on:
- the financial impact poverty has on general community wellbeing (and the life chances of those living in poverty)
- the role of councils and other groups in advancing the wellbeing of their communities
- the extent to which councils are investing in and improving the public health of communities
- the effectiveness of organisations working together at community level, such as Community Planning Partnerships (CPP) and integrated authorities
As part of this activity, Scottish Parliament is using a new engagement platform, the “Your Priorities” tool, which allows the people of Scotland to interact with the Committee in a variety of ways, including video. The tool gives users the opportunity to shape the inquiry, and to debate and discuss the key issues which impact upon a community.
The deadline for responses is Wednesday 22nd January.
To submit your response, or for further information, please visit the Scottish Parliament engagement website.