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. Subsequently, the Improvement Programme was reviewed to take reflect the impact of Covid-19 on the delivery of the 120 improvement aims. The revised Improvement Programme 2019-21 was approved by the CPA Board on 16 September 2020.

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

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

Projects in development

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 

11.12 Increase number of people in local communities promoting wellbeing and good health choices by  2021

11.13 Increase number of people accessing community-based hubs (including digital social hubs) which offer social resources and access to a range of professionals which increase citizens health literacy

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.

Latest Project Update

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

Projects in development

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 Teachback techniques by 100% by 2021. 

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

11.10 Reduce tobacco smoking by 5% overall by 2021.

11.11 Increase the number of Distress Brief Interventions opportunities for people presenting to frontline services in distress by 10% by 2021

11.12 Increase number of people in local communities promoting well-being and good health choices by 2021.

11.13 Increase number of people accessing community based hubs (including digital social hubs) which offer social resources and access to a range of professionals which increase citizens health literacy

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.