Community Planning Aberdeen (CPA) is the strategic partnership for public services in the City, working to deliver the Aberdeen City Local Outcome Improvement Plan. The LOIP was first published in August 2016 and is refreshed every two years to ensure it reflects current circumstances and that the Partnership remains focussed on the priority issues for the City to achieve the vision of Aberdeen as ‘a place where all people can prosper’. The Partnership is currently undertaking the refresh of the LOIP and has agreed development stages for the refresh process with the proposed LOIP to be considered by the Board in July 2021.
The process started with the development of the revised Aberdeen City Population Needs Assessment for 2021 which provides an updated evidence base for the LOIP. It provides an important sense check to ensure that our priorities for improvement are focussed on what our communities need.
As well as the data, hearing from our Localities as to what is important to them has been a key part of the refresh process. To ensure our communities are heard, thematic sessions have been held with our Locality Empowerment Group and Community Planning Aberdeen launched an online simulator to enable citizens to express what is important and of value to them and for their community and this was open from 1-30 March 2021. The results will be used by the Partnership to inform the development of the refreshed LOIP and Locality Plans.
As part of the development of the LOIP refresh, the Partnership’s Outcome Improvement Groups have been using the data from the Population Needs Assessment, as well as the emerging feedback from the Locality Empowerment Groups and public values simulator, to develop proposals for the LOIP refresh. Starting on 20 April 2021, we are holding four thematic stakeholder sessions to bring together Community Planning Aberdeen members to hear the proposals from the Groups and to discuss whether the proposed improvement aims are being targeted on the right issues and the action we need to take not and to ensure the delivery of our ambitions by 2026. The sessions will provide further opportunity for Community Planning members to shape our priorities.
Please see the programmes for each of the sessions below.
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