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Making links with policy

If your project dovetails with government policy and local plans, funding, support and partnerships will come more easily.

Where to go for information

National policy:

Local plans:

  • Health and Social Care Partnerships: your local HSCP will have information on health improvement targets for the local area. Each partnership is jointly run by the NHS and local authority.
  • Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs): CPPs bring  public agencies and communities together to plan and deliver better services locally.
  • Your local third sector interface: each local council has a ‘third sector interface’ to support, promote, develop and represent the community groups; voluntary organisations and social enterprises

Also, The Alliance (Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland) is the national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations.