Community Planning Partnership

Community Planning brings all the public sector partners in an area together to plan and co-ordinate action and resources to improve outcomes for local people.

Community Planning is a way of working that places the service users at the heart of better service delivery as public sector partners, the voluntary sector and the private sector work together more effectively and efficiently. It is a development process aimed at influencing how mainstream resources are used for joined up service delivery and improved outcomes for the whole community.

The essence of Community Planning is:

“Partnership working between public agencies, the voluntary sector, the community, and businesses across an area, with a shared vision which is used to identify priorities to enhance service delivery for the sustained benefit and wellbeing of the community.”

The inputs are improved joint working between agencies and the public - building a strategic focus for work across Inverclyde, identifying where, and for whom, we can make a difference through better partnership working. The outputs are locally delivered services that better meet the needs of individuals in the local community.The process works towards the continuous improvement of Inverclyde and includes a scrutiny element to ensure effective and efficient performance.

The Inverclyde Alliance

The Inverclyde Alliance (IA) is the Community Planning Partnership for Inverclyde. It was established in 2003 and re-launched in August 2007. The Inverclyde Alliance Board is a partnership involving:

  • Community Councils
  • Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS
  • Greenock Chamber of Commerce
  • Greenock and District Trades Council
  • Inverclyde Council
  • Job Centre Plus
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue
  • Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
  • Police Scotland
  • Voluntary Sector representation facilitated by CVS Inverclyde
  • West College Scotland

There are a wider range of other organisations involved across the various partnerships which make up the larger Community Planning Partnership including Riverside Inverclyde, local Housing Associations and a variety of voluntary organisations.

The Inverclyde Alliance Board is chaired by the Leader of Inverclyde Council.

Further information on the structures for delivering Community Planning are outlined in the Inverclyde Alliance Memorandum of Understanding, which is available under the Documents link on the left.

You can also access the Inverclyde Outcomes Improvement Plan by clicking on the link below on this page. This Plan sets out the vision and outcomes which all community planning partners in Inverclyde are aiming to deliver. The Annual Report, which sets out performance in the previous year, is also available to view and download.  

The Community Justice Partnership also falls under the umbrella of community planning and you can find more information on this partnership and the Inverclyde Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan using the link below.

Page last updated: 29 August 2019