What Works Scotland has launched the second nationwide survey of people working in community planning in Scotland.

Community planning officials operate at the heart of local governance, work across a broad range of key policy areas and are at the forefront of advancing the agenda laid out by the Christie Commission on the Future Delivery of Public Services.

In this short video What Works Scotland co-director Dr Oliver Escobar shares the background to the survey and gives three important reasons to fill it in:

  1. Share your views and perspectives about your work
  2. Help improve community planning
  3. Create knowledge to move forward with community empowerment, public service reform and social justice

The results from the first survey are on the What Works Scotland website. They shed light on the composition of this significant group of local public servants and the work they undertake. The report also has 14 recommendations to develop and support community planning.

Invitations to participate in this second survey are being sent out now.

If you work for a local authority in community planning in Scotland but haven’t heard from us by 1 June 2018, please contact Sarah.weakley@ed.ac.uk to ask about participating.