Community Planning in Midlothian
Our Community Planning Partnership
Community Planning is a way of working together to best use all of available resources to improve people’s lives. It is governed by the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.
Key organisations, both statutory and third sector, work with communities to plan services that will deliver better outcomes for people. A Community Planning Partnership (CPP) is the name given to all those services that come together.
Our CPP's aim is:
- to involve people in the decisions on public services that affect them
- and have a commitment from organisations to work together for better public services.
Our Community Planning Partnership vision
- Individuals and communities will lead healthier, safer and greener lives by 2030.
- No child or household need live in poverty
- Midlothian will be a Great Green Place to Grow by achieving our net zero carbon ambitions
- Local people will strengthen the skills they need for learning, life and work.
Our Community Planning Partnership structure
The Community Planning Partnership is led by the Community Planning Board. Some of the key organisations making up the board include:
- Police Scotland
- Edinburgh College
- East and Mid Lothian Chamber of Commerce
- NHS Lothian
- Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership
- Newbattle Abbey College
- Ministry of Defence
- Federation of Small Businesses
- Department Working Pensions
- Skills Development Scotland
- Sestran (South East Scotland Transport Partnership)
- Scotent (Scottish Enterprise)
- Third Sector Strategic Interface/Midlothian Voluntary Action
- Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
- Scottish Ambulance Service
- Midlothian Federation of Community Councils
- Representatives of Community Planning Working Group, Chief Officers’ Group, Research, and Information Group and Faith Communities Partnership.
Community Planning Working Group
The Community Planning Working Group reports to the Board, and is supported by these thematic groups:
- Midlothian will be healthier
- Midlothian will be safer
- Midlothian will get it right for every child
- Midlothian will support residents to improve employability and outcomes in our communities
- Midlothian will be greener
- Midlothian will have a wellbeing economy and be better connected
- Midlothian will work towards reducing poverty
This short film explains what Midlothian Community Planning Partnership does, how the plan supports communities, and gives examples of the difference the partnership is making.
- Single Midlothian Plan 2022-23 annual report (PDF)
- Single Midlothian Plan 2023/27 (PDF)
- Single Midlothian Plan 2022/23 (PDF)
- Summary of the Single Midlothian Plan 2021/22 (PDF)
- Midlothian Profile 2022 (PDF)
- Midlothian Profile 2021(PDF)
- Midlothian Profile 2019 (PDF)
- Strategic Assessment 2019 (PDF)
- Local Child Poverty Action Report Year 4 (PDF)
- Midlothian Children and Young People’s Service Plan 2023 -2026 (PDF)
- Getting it Right for every Midlothian Child 2017-20 (PDF)
- NHS Lothian Strategic Plan 2014-24
- Midlothian Community Learning and Development Plan 2021-24 (PDF)
- No One Left Behind Operating Plan 2022-25 (PDF)
- Midlothian Community Learning and Development Progress report 2022 (PDF)
Want to share your opinion on local public services?
We’re looking for people from all walks of life to join the Midlothian Citizens’ Panel. Find out more and fill in our short online questionnaire by 31 August 2022.
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