Report and executive summary of the findings from the second survey of community planning officials in Scotland, conducted in 2018. It compares the results to those from the 2016 survey and offers an overview of key dynamics, challenges and accomplishments over those two years, with a particular focus on the Community Empowerment Act.
James Henderson reflects on his think piece from November 2015 which considers the potential for community anchors and the community sector to be central to local democratic and inequalities-focused approaches to public service reform in Scotland.
What Works Scotland research fellow Rosemary Anderson reflects, in November 2015, on the relationship between decision-making and caring in public policy work.
David Allan reflects on the policy reunion event which looked at the National Standards for Community Engagement. In early 2015, the Scottish Community Development Centre and What Works Scotland were commissioned by the Scottish Government to undertake a full review and refresh of the National Standards for Community Engagement.
What does ‘place’ offer to public service development? in this blog from December 2016 What Works Scotland’s Claire Bynner examines the role of place-based approaches – what works and what doesn’t.
Blog about a project which examines how evidence is being used in West Dunbartonshire to make decisions and how it could be made more useful for community planning partners and local communities.