SOA outcome 6

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Outcome 6 - People live in safer and stronger communities

What success will be like in 10 years

Fireman with young childWe have safe and strong communities where our people live free from harm, fear and adversity in an equal society.

There are thriving and sustainable communities with increasing populations participating in and contributing to the economic, social and fiscal health of Argyll & Bute. 

Our people are confident in the services which support quality of life through their own design and delivery of these services.

Our town centres are thriving and vibrant. Regeneration of the built environment enhances the competitiveness of Argyll and Bute.

This is the progress we expect to make in 3 years

A strengthened community safety partnership structure to ensure all communities are dynamic and sustainable. Evidence of safer, more robust and healthy communities and reducing levels of inequalities.

Community engagement is enhanced and people choose to engage with the design and delivery of public services and understand safety is everyone’s business.

Early intervention and prevention is beginning to deliver better outcomes.

Communities and public sector partners work collaboratively to make the best use of our natural and built environment and our culture and heritage with clear plans for development in place and investment underway.

This is where we are now

The communities in Argyll in Bute are safe places to live,. They are strong and vibrant in many area but we also have some areas where people are less engaged and where access and social deprivation challenge quality of life.

ParamedicsWe have a good record in maintaining public safety and recognise that to improve this we must enhance our partnerships and make stronger local links which contribute to community life.

We have a proven record of voluntary action and communities working together and we have to build on current capacity and set foundations for greater sustainability and thriving community life.

These are the key strategies and delivery plans

The Community Planning partnership supported by local Police plan, Fire plan, Third Sector Partnership Business Plan, HIE Resilient Communities Policy and Community Engagement Strategy currently all drive this outcome. The local Area groups, Community safety partnerships and devolved ASB groups again tactically drive the outcome, where it is essential that we look closer at the delivery and our ability to Task and Coordinate through our multi-agency partnerships. Outcome focussed community safety plans developed.

These are some of the main areas of focus included within this outcome

  • Ensuring communities feel safer and that Argyll and Bute is a safer place. Supporting communities to become strong, resilient and self-reliant. 
  • Ensuring the natural and built environment is safe, respected, valued and free of environmental crime.
  • Working in partnership to deliver outcomes effectively and efficiently ensuring best value. Increased culture and heritage activity.