Reports & Research2018-11-02T15:04:47+00:00

Community Planning Partnership
Reports and Research

The North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership are results driven. To help us achieve our goals we carry out research about North Ayrshire and its communities. This includes looking at national and local data that is collected, and asking people for their views.

Across the Partnership there are dedicated and skilled staff who analyse the research and produce reports that recommend how we can improve, based on the best evidence possible.

The Community Planning Partnership Annual Report

Every year the Community Planning Partnership in North Ayrshire produce a report that shows the overall performance of the partnership and progress towards our long term outcomes. The annual report also includes many great practical examples of what partners are doing to make a difference.

People’s Panel Report

This is a survey of 2000 local residents who have agreed to answer questions and provide their views on the areas in which they live. We then hold focus groups for 8-12 people in each locality to find out a bit more about their views.

The People’s Panel Survey was originally carried out annually but is now every two years.  The Partnership uses this information to decide what action to take on the issues that local residents tell us need to be improved.

2018 Survey

2015 Survey

North Ayrshire Performs

Find out how we are performing against our Single Outcome Agreement indicators by visiting North Ayrshire Performs– our online performance area (which we share with North Ayrshire Council).

Beginnings, Belonging, Belief – A Community Justice Plan for Ayrshire 2017-18

 Community Justice Ayrshire is a new partnership which is focused on preventing and reducing re-offending. They have published a Plan called ‘Beginnings, Belonging, Belief’ to help do this. The Plan is for all of those affected by crime. That includes people involved in offending, their families, victims, communities and those working in the justice system.

This plan is known as a Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan (CJOIP) and is a statutory requirement of the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016:

A new ‘Beginnings, Belonging, Belief’ Plan will be produced by April each year. Community Justice Ayrshire brings together a wide range of partners working to prevent and reduce re-offending. It reports to the three Ayrshire Community Planning Partnerships.

For further information and to contact the team, please visit

Economic Development and Regeneration

The Economic Development and Regeneration Strategy along with more information about regenerating North Ayrshire is available in our EDR Board page.

Children’s Services Plan Annual Report 2016-17

The North Ayrshire Children’s Services Strategic Partnership has published the North Ayrshire Children’s Services Plan Annual Performance Report 2016–17, this is also available in a summary format: Childrens Services Plan Annual Report Summary. It outlines the progress made against promises to safeguard, support and promote the wellbeing of children and to make North Ayrshire the best place in Scotland to grow up.

The SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation)

The SIMD is the official tool for identifying deprivation across Scotland. It is carried out every three or four years. This index consists of a table of overall scores for multiple deprivation, based on seven domains, across small areas known as datazones. The index ranks each data zone from the most to the least multiply deprived. There are 6976 datazones across Scotland.

Our CPP analysts use this index to help them identify areas of concern. Along with other local data and community views, this can be used by locality partnerships to identify the priorities for action.

This infographic briefing and SIMD presentation delivered to CPP partners recently, explains the SIMD further and summarises the most recent information published.

North Ayrshire Socio-Economic Briefing

North Ayrshire Council have produced a briefing providing information and analysis across a range of socio-economic data available for North Ayrshire, giving context which could inform policy responses. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) supplies the majority of data. In order to place the North Ayrshire data in context, Scottish data are included as well as data for the three Ayrshire Council areas. Also some aggregated data is presented for a special grouping of other local authorities with which we share economic and geographic similarities.

North Ayrshire Socio-economic Briefing – Summary Version March 2018

North Ayrshire Demographics Presentation

Here you will find a presentation that was used to introduce new Elected Members to the demographics across North Ayrshire and can help locality partnerships to identify need and priority in their own areas.  Members Induction Population Presentation May 2017

Building Strong Communities Through Partnership and Place Conference 2017

We were delighted to host an Improvement Service conference in October 2017. Delegates from across Scotland and Northern Ireland participated in workshops and heard the following presentations:

The Locality Partnership Conference 2017

We held our first Locality Partnership conference on 24 August 2017. This was a great opportunity to hear about the context of community empowerment and tackling inequalities. Participants also learnt from a range of groups operating locally about the approaches they are taking to deal with priorities. The materials from the conference, including the presentations are available below.

Audit Reports

In 2012 North Ayrshire CPP agreed to be part of a set of pilot audits being carried out by Audit Scotland, on instruction of Scottish Government.  If you are interested to find out more below is the original report plus the follow ups that have taken place since.

Audit Report                                        Feedback letter 2014                                       National Press Release 2015

North Ayrshire CLD Strategic Plan Refresh

Community Learning and Development supports groups and individuals of all ages to engage in learning, personal development and active citizenship with a focus on bringing about change in their lives and communities. This refresh of the plan is strongly embedded in our Community and Locality Planning approach.

To view the refreshed Plan please click here.


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