This week North Ayrshire Council Elected Members had the opportunity to hear about and discuss current developments in Community Planning. As well as learning about how North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership is making Community Planning more accessible and relevant to local communities through Locality Partnerships, they also heard about the great positive differences this partnership working is making to North Ayrshire residents.

In an input on Positive Steps with Partners from Cheryl Newall from The Ayrshire Community Trust they heard about the benefits of volunteering opportunities both for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service who host the placements and for the volunteers involved.

Greig Robson from North Ayrshire Council spoke about a great new opportunity for partners to help local people become better off.

Mark Gallagher from the Alcohol and Drugs Partnership briefed Elected Members on the impact that Café Solace and peer support models are having on those in recovery.

The successes of the Multi Agency Domestic Abuse Response Team were outlined by Mark Inglis from the Health and Social Care Partnership.

Tim Ross of Police Scotland spoke about the fit between Locality Partnerships and the local policing model and the benefits this leads to for communities and officers.

If you would like to learn more about any of these areas of work please contact us.