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TSI Perth & Kinross acts as a conduit through which third sector organisations, including social enterprises in Perth and Kinross, have the opportunity to contribute to Community Planning and other strategic planning partnerships in order to achieve the best community outcomes. We will put in place effective measures to gather the views of the sector and to represent those views at a strategic level within local planning structures and nationally, and across public and private sectors, to ensure a strong voice for third sector organisations including social enterprises.

We have developed a work plan for 2023-2024 which has been built in response to third sector demand. A comprehensive programme has been planned to include opportunities for gathering and listening to the views of the sector and information as well as knowledge sharing. Thematic forums will support you to build networks, partnerships and exchange views and information. Engagement events will provide direct access to the TSI Management Team and facilitate the means of informing local and regional planning processes.

We will implement a communications and social media strategy which will provide a rapid dissemination of information to you, and facilitate feedback from you, as well as ensuring our communications are accessible to all.


What is Community Engagement?

Community engagement is a way of developing a working relationship between public bodies (for example, local councils) and community organisations.
Good community engagement will mean that both groups can understand and act on the needs or issues of community experiences.
It involves respectful dialogue between everyone involved, aimed at improving understanding between communities and public bodies, helping them to take joint action to achieve positive change.
Learn more about Community Engagement here and about what is happening in Perth & Kinross here.

What is the Community Planning Partnership?

Community planning aims to connect and grow the relationship between public bodies and local communities, to design and deliver better services that make a real difference to people’s lives.
Partners work together to improve local services to ensure that they meet the needs of the community based on need. 
A Community Planning Partnership (or CPP) is the name given to all those services that come together to take part in community planning.
CPPs are responsible for producing two plan structures that describe their local priorities and planned improvements:
Local Outcomes Improvement Plans, cover the whole council area.
Locality Plans, cover smaller areas within the CPP are, usually focusing on areas that will benefit most from improvements. 
Read more about community planning here. You can find out about what is happening with the Perth & Kinross CPP and LOIP here  and about Perth and Kinross Community Planning Partnership Perth & Kinross CPP.

How can communities become involved in decisions made about them?

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 gave communities a wide range of rights over how communities can engage and participate in decisions that affect them. You can find out about the Act and the actions that are being taken to empower communities at Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act.

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