Getting Alongside Communities

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We are currently working with 9 communities in Scotland:

We also plan to begin working in Inverclyde in 2018.

How do we work in communities?

The community  is at the heart of everything we do. Each community we work with has a dedicated Community Co-ordinator, who will get alongside the community by listening, bringing people together for conversations, and to identify shared priorities. We focus on inclusive engagement.  We help facilitate and enable capacity building within the community; widening community participation, seeking out voices that are seldom heard; and ultimately resulting in locally-led actions being taken.

How did we identify these communities?

We used data, desk-based research, and conversations with a range of people to identify communities to work with. You can learn more about this process by downloading Journey of Finding a Community”.

Area Reports


Blairbeth & Fernhill







Get in touch

Allan Farmer 
Head of Place
Twitter: @AllanDFarmer
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