Improvement Projects

The refreshed Aberdeen City Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) was approved by Community Planning Aberdeen Board on 26 Feb 2019. It introduces 15 Stretch Outcomes to be delivered by 2026 and 125 shorter term improvement projects, the majority of which aim to be delivered by 2021.  On 1 May 2019, the CPA Board agreed to take a phased approach to the initiation of the LOIP improvement projects over the next three years and approved the CPA Improvement Programme 2019-21

See below Improvement Project Charters for the projects which have started.  The charters provide a high level overview of the changes we will test as part of these projects to achieve our improvement aims. The Improvement Programme Update Report gives you the latest information on live projects that have reached the stage that they are now testing their change ideas.

Project Charters

Stretch Outcome 1 – Employment

S01: 10% increase in employment across priority and volume growth sectors by 2026.

1.1 Stimulate a 5% increase in the number of start-up businesses in growth sectors by 2021

1.2 Increase the number of SQV level 4 qualifications achieved in ICT and Digital by 10% by 2021

Stretch Outcome 2 – Living Wage

SO2: 90% of working people in Living Wage employment by 2026.

2.1 Increase the impact and measured value of Partnership wide community benefits programme by 2022.

2.2 Increase the % of people in Aberdeen who feel comfortable using digital tools by 2021

2.3 Increase employer sign up to the Real Living Wage by 2021. and year on year to achieve Real Living Wage City Status by 2026

2.4 Increase the number of people from priority groups (care experienced young people, people with convictions, people with housing need) employed by public sector partners by 2021

Stretch Outcome 3 – Early Years

SO 3: 95% of children (0-5 years) will reach their expected developmental milestones by the time of their child
health reviews by 2026 

3.1 Increase the number of families who request additional support and receive an offer of an appropriate service within 30 days of receipt of the Child’s Plan, to 80% by 2021 

3.2 Reduce the number of births affected by drugs by 0.6% by 2026

3.3 Reduce the rate of teenage pregnancies [Under 16s] by 3% by 2021; and Reduce the rate of teenage pregnancies [under 16s] in the CPP locality areas by 10% by 2021

3.4 Increase the number of pregnant young women who are able to remain in education during pregnancy by 50% by 2022

Stretch Outcome 4 – Children’s Mental Health

SO4: 90% of children and young people will
report that they feel mentally well by 2026.

4.1 Increase the confidence of school-based staff to recognise and respond to children who require support and directing them to the School Nursing Service to 90% by 2021; Increase the confidence of parents and young people to recognise and seek support in response to deteriorating mental wellbeing by 2022; and Increase the support provided by the school nursing service to children and young people with escalating mental wellbeing concerns by 50% by 2022 

Stretch Outcome 5 – Care Experienced Children

SO5: 95% of care experienced children and young people will have the same levels of attainment in education, emotional
wellbeing, and positive destinations as their peers by 2026.

5.1 Increase the number of care experienced young people accessing a positive and sustained destination by 25% by 2022

5.2 Increase in the number of inhouse foster and kinship placements by 2021

5.3 Increase the % of children, young people and adults who report that they feel supported when accessing their records by 2022  

5.4 Increase the number of staff, including carers working with care experienced children and young people trained in trauma skills and knowledge, to 80% by 2021

5.5 Increase by 10% the number of children and young people remaining in a placement between 16-18 years old by 2021; and Reduce the number children who experience more than 1 placement over a year by 2022 

Stretch Outcome 6 – Positive Destinations

SO6: 95% of children living in our priority localities will sustain a positive destination upon leaving school by 2026.

6.1 Increase the no. young people who effectively transition from primary school to secondary school by 2021

6.2 Increase the number of young people living in Quintiles 1,2 and 3 who achieve a sustained positive destination by working with communities to 90% 2022

6.3 Increase the number of young people taking up foundation apprenticeships to 142 by 2021

6.4 Increase the number of opportunities for parents and carers to gain an insight into how to meaningfully contribute to the educational progress of their children and young people by 30% by 2021

6.5 Reduce the number of winter leavers with no positive destination by 50% by 2021

6.6 Increase the number of partners supporting delivery of the senior phase by 10% by 2021; and Increase the range of and number of accredited courses being provided by schools and partners by 25% by 2021 

Stretch Outcome 7 – Child Friendly City

SO7: Child Friendly City which supports all children to prosper and engage actively with their communities by 2026.

Projects in development

Stretch Outcome 8 – Youth Justice

SO8: 25% fewer young people (under 18) charged with an offence by 2026.

8.1 Increase by 20% the number of young people identified as being at risk of becoming involved in offending behaviour who are engaged in targeted community based activities by 2021; and Reduce the instances of anti-social behaviour as a result of appropriate ad effective interventions in targeted areas by 10% by 2021

8.2 Reduce by at least 5% the number of young people in schools in Aberdeen City, identified as having indicators of risk being excluded from school by April 2020  

Stretch Outcome 9 – Community Justice

SO9: 25% fewer people receiving a first ever Court conviction each year by 2026.

9.1 Increase the number of cases of people appropriately diverted from prosecution by 2021. 

Stretch Outcome 10 – Community Justice

SO10: 2% fewer people reconvicted within one year of receiving a community or custodial sentence by 2026.

10.1 Increase the number of family members of people in HMP Grampian and HMYOI Polmont who received appropriate and timely support from Families Outside, Family Centre & Help Hub (Action for Children), and Alcohol & Drugs Action by 20% by 2021. 

10.2 Increase no. of individuals who are on a custodial sentence, CPO Supervision or Diversion from Prosecution are being supported to make progress on the Employability Pipeline by 2021

10.3 Increase to 30% the number of individuals who are involved in cuckooing incidents who undertake effective interventions or who are referred to relevant support services (as a % of all those identified as being involved in cuckooing incidents) in priority localities by 2021.

10.4 Increase the uptake and retention of people in the Justice System with drug and alcohol related problems in specialist substance by 100% by 2021  

10.5 To achieve an increase in the percentage of non-statutory prisoners (aged 21+) who are offered and access relevant voluntary support on release from HMP Grampian by December 2021 

Stretch Outcome 11 – Health Life Expectancy

SO11: Healthy life expectancy (time lived in good health) is five years longer by 2026.

11.1 Increase uptake of a range of activities that enable people with long term conditions to manage their health and well-being by 2021.

11.2 Extend the link working approach across primary care to support 3,000 people attain their own identified outcomes by 2021

11.3 To reduce the percentage of men and women who are obese in Aberdeen City to 20% by 2021 

11.4 Improve the Health and Wellbeing Outcomes for at least 50% of homeless people/program participants (30 individual participants) in the Housing First Pathfinder Program in Aberdeen City by 2021 

11.5 Increase the number of autistic people aged 16 to 25 who are supported into employment by 2021

11.6 Increase opportunities for people who are retired to continue and increase their contribution by 10% by 2021   

11.7 Reduce suicide rates amongst men in Aberdeen to below 2016 levels (16) by 2021

11.8 Increase the number of people who are engaged with citizens in areas which impact on lifestyle and health that are trained in Teach Back techniques by 100% by 2021

11.9 Increase by 25% year on year, the number of people who have benefited from Making Every Opportunity Count (MeOC) conversation or intervention 

11.10 Reduce tobacco smoking by 5% by 2021 

11.11 Increase the number of Distress Brief Interventions opportunities for people presenting to frontline services in distress by 10% by 2022 

Stretch Outcome 12 – Alcohol and Drugs

SO12: Rate of harmful levels of alcohol consumption reduced by 4% and drug related deaths lower than Scotland by 2026.

12.1 Increase the percentage of care experienced children and young people receiving educational support and input on alcohol and drugs issues by 2021 

12.2 100% of schools have a progressive, cohesive and relevant substance misuse curriculum by 2021 

12.3 Reduce the incidence of fatal drug overdose by innovative developments and increasing the distribution of naloxone  by 10% by 2021

12.4 To increase the number of alcohol on-sales licensed premises in Aberdeen achieving Best Bar None status by 25 % by December 2021

12.5 Increase number of alcohol brief interventions delivered by Primary Care providers and other professionals by 100% by 2021

12.6 Increase opportunities for individuals who have been at risk of Blood Borne Viruses, being tested and accessing treatment by 2021 

12.7 Increase the percentage of the population who feel informed about about using alcohol responsibly by 2021  

12.8 Increase uptake of drug treatment and specifically within Locality Areas each year by 2021 

Stretch Outcome 13 – Food Poverty

SO13: No one in Aberdeen will go without food due to poverty by 2026.

13.1 Increase community food growing in schools, communities and workplaces by 2021

13.2 Increase the number of people using community pantries by 2021; Increase the uptake of the Best Start Grant and Foods  and Healthy Start vitamins by 4% by 2020; and Improve oral health by increasing the number of P1 children in East Torry without tooth decay by 5% by 2021

 

Stretch Outcome 14 – Climate Resilience

S014: Addressing climate change by reducing Aberdeen’s carbon emissions by 42.5% by 2026 by 2026 and adapting to the impacts of our changing climate.

14.1 Community led resilience plans in place for areas most vulnerable to flooding by 2021.

Stretch Outcome 15 – Active Travel

SO15: 38% of people walking and 5% of people cycling as main mode of travel by 2026.

15.1 Increase the proportion of people who cycle as their main mode of travel to 3% by 2021 & 5% by 2026 

Community Engagement

Asset Transfer and Participation Requests

Latest Project Update

Stretch Outcome 1 – Employment

S01: 10% increase in employment across priority and volume growth sectors by 2026.

1.1 Stimulate a 5% increase in the number of start-up businesses in growth sectors by 2021.

1.2 Increase the number of people within Aberdeen City qualified with ICT and Digital skills at SCQF Levels 7 and 8 by 10% by 2024

Stretch Outcome 2 – Living Wage

SO2: 90% of working people in Living Wage employment by 2026.

2.1 Increase the impact and measured value of Partnership wide community benefits programme by 2022.

2.2 Increase the % of people in Aberdeen who feel comfortable using digital tools by 2021

2.3 Increase employer sign up to the Real Living Wage by 2021. and year on year to achieve Real Living Wage City Status by 2026

2.4 Increase the number of people from priority groups (care experienced young people, people with convictions, people with housing need) employed by public sector partners by 2021

Stretch Outcome 3 – Early Years

SO 3: 95% of children (0-5 years) will reach their expected developmental milestones by the time of their child
health reviews by 2026 

3.1 Increase the number of families who request additional support and receive an offer of an appropriate service within 30 days of receipt of the Child’s Plan, to 80% by 2021 

3.2 Reduce the number of births affected by drugs by 0.6% by 2026

3.3 Reduce the rate of teenage pregnancies [Under 16s] by 3% by 2021; and Reduce the rate of teenage pregnancies [under 16s] in the CPP locality areas by 10% by 2021

Stretch Outcome 4 – Children’s Mental Health

SO4: 90% of children and young people will
report that they feel mentally well by 2026.

4.1 Increase the confidence of school-based staff to recognise and respond to children who require support and directing them to the School Nursing Service to 90% by 2021; Increase the confidence of parents and young people to recognise and seek support in response to deteriorating mental wellbeing by 2022; and Increase the support provided by the school nursing service to children and young people with escalating mental wellbeing concerns by 50% by 2022 

Stretch Outcome 5 – Care Experienced Children

SO5: 95% of care experienced children and young people will have the same levels of attainment in education, emotional
wellbeing, and positive destinations as their peers by 2026.

5.1 Increase the number of care experienced young people accessing a positive and sustained destination by 25% by 2022

5.2 Increase in the number of inhouse foster and kinship placements by 2021

5.3 Increase the % of children, young people and adults who report that they feel supported when accessing their records by 2022

5.5 Increase by 10% the number of children and young people remaining in a placement between 16-18 years old by 2021; and Reduce the number children who experience more than 1 placement over a year by 2022 

Stretch Outcome 6 – Positive Destinations

SO6: 95% of children living in our priority localities will sustain a positive destination upon leaving school by 2026.

6.1 Increase the no. young people who effectively transition from primary school to secondary school by 2021

6.2 Increase the number of young people living in Quintiles 1,2 and 3 who achieve a sustained positive destination by working with communities to 90% 2022

6.3 Increase the number of young people taking up foundation apprenticeships to 142 by 2021

6.4 Increase the number of opportunities for parents and carers to gain an insight into how to meaningfully contribute to the educational progress of their children and young people by 30% by 2021

6.5 Reduce the number of winter leavers with no positive destination by 50% by 2021

Stretch Outcome 7 – Child Friendly City

SO7: Child Friendly City which supports all children to prosper and engage actively with their communities by 2026.

Projects in development

Stretch Outcome 8 – Youth Justice

SO8: 25% fewer young people (under 18) charged with an offence by 2026.

8.1 Increase by 20% the number of young people identified as being at risk of becoming involved in offending behaviour who are engaged in targeted community based activities by 2021; and Reduce the instances of anti-social behaviour as a result of appropriate ad effective interventions in targeted areas by 10% by 2021

Stretch Outcome 9 – Community Justice

SO9: 25% fewer people receiving a first ever Court conviction each year by 2026.

9.1 Increase the number of cases of people appropriately diverted from prosecution by 2021. 

Stretch Outcome 10 – Community Justice

SO10: 2% fewer people reconvicted within one year of receiving a community or custodial sentence by 2026.

10.1 Increase the number of family members of people in HMP Grampian and HMYOI Polmont who received appropriate and timely support from Families Outside, Family Centre & Help Hub (Action for Children), and Alcohol & Drugs Action by 20% by 2021. 

10.2 Increase no. of individuals who are on a custodial sentence, CPO Supervision or Diversion from Prosecution are being supported to make progress on the Employability Pipeline by 2021

10.3 Increase the number of individuals who are involved in cuckooing incidents who undertake effective interventions or who are referred to relevant support services in priority localities  by 2021 

10.4 Increase the uptake and retention of people in the Justice System with drug and alcohol related problems in specialist substance by 100% by 2021  

Stretch Outcome 11 – Health Life Expectancy

SO11: Healthy life expectancy (time lived in good health) is five years longer by 2026.

11.1 Increase uptake of a range of activities that enable people with long term conditions to manage their health and well-being by 2021.

11.2 Extend the link working approach across primary care to support 3,000 people attain their own identified outcomes by 2021

11.3 To reduce the percentage of men and women who are obese in Aberdeen City to 20% by 2021 

11.4 Improve the Health and Wellbeing Outcomes for at least 50% of homeless people/program participants (30 individual participants) in the Housing First Pathfinder Program in Aberdeen City by 2021 

11.5 Increase the number of autistic people aged 16 to 25 who are supported into employment by 2021

11.6 Increase opportunities for people who are retired to continue and increase their contribution by 10% by 2021   

Stretch Outcome 12 – Alcohol and Drugs

SO12: Rate of harmful levels of alcohol consumption reduced by 4% and drug related deaths lower than Scotland by 2026.

12.1 Increase the percentage of care experienced children and young people receiving educational support and input on alcohol and drugs issues by 2021 

12.2 100% of schools have a progressive, cohesive and relevant substance misuse curriculum by 2021 

12.3 Reduce the incidence of fatal drug overdose by innovative developments and increasing the distribution of naloxone  by 10% by 2021

12.4 To increase the number of alcohol on-sales licensed premises in Aberdeen achieving Best Bar None status by 25 % by December 2021

12.5 Increase number of alcohol brief interventions delivered by Primary Care providers and other professionals by 100% by 2021

Stretch Outcome 13 – Food Poverty

SO13: No one in Aberdeen will go without food due to poverty by 2026.

13.1 Increase community food growing in schools, communities and workplaces by 2021

13.2 Increase the number of people using community pantries by 2021; Increase the uptake of the Best Start Grant and Foods  and Healthy Start vitamins by 4% by 2020; and Improve oral health by increasing the number of P1 children in East Torry without tooth decay by 5% by 2021

Stretch Outcome 14 – Climate Resilience

S014: Addressing climate change by reducing Aberdeen’s carbon emissions by 42.5% by 2026 by 2026 and adapting to the impacts of our changing climate.

14.1 Community led resilience plans in place for areas most vulnerable to flooding by 2021.

Stretch Outcome 15 – Active Travel

SO15: 38% of people walking and 5% of people cycling as main mode of travel by 2026.

No current projects

Community Engagement

100% of Asset Transfer and Participation Requests are seen through to a satisfactory conclusion by December 2020