Targets & Strategies

Glasgow Community Plan

The Glasgow Community Plan has been developed by partners in the city to articulate the focus and priority areas where joint action can make a real difference. The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 requires the Partnership to publish a Local Outcomes Improvement Plan that sets out shared priorities for the city and where improvements are planned.  

The Glasgow Community Plan and the Glasgow Community Action Plan 2018-20, which implements the Glasgow Community Plan, can be found here. Three focus areas are identified: economic growth; resilient communities; a fairer more equal Glasgow. There are two additional priority areas: childcare and transport.

The Community Plan is published along with 10 locality plans setting out how issues within specific communities across the city will be tackled; these plans can be found at: www.glasgowcpp.org.uk/thrivingplaces.

Glasgow City Council Strategic Plan

This plan sets out the priority themes and commitments that will be delivered between 2017 and 2022 by the council, its services and arm's length organisations. It aims to deliver a step change in how the Council:

  • Promote human rights and reduce inequalities across Glasgow.
  • Improve the life chances and choices for all our citizens.
  • Embed social justice in our policy making.
  • Empower our citizens, giving them a stake, and a say, in what happens in their local communities and communities of interest.

The plan can be accessed here.

Amongst the priorities in this plan is the aim of developing a Cultural Strategy and Plan for Glasgow and manage engagement through a cultural forum.

Glasgow Life is a charity that delivers cultural, sporting and learning activities on behalf of Glasgow City Council. In doing it aims to make a positive impact on individuals, the communities in which they live and the city as a whole. Glasgow Life delivers a range of services including arts, music, sports, events and festivals, libraries, community development and learning programmes. In addition, the organisation manages 167 buildings including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.


Glasgow Health Commission recommendations

The Glasgow Health Commission concluded its investigation into the city's health by making 20 key recommendations in 2009, and progress in these areas will continue to be monitored. Recommendations concerning Glasgow's cultural vitality include:

  • making better use of the city's cultural and community assets

Scottish Government

In 2007, the Scottish Government launched its first National Performance Framework (NPF), a ten year vision through which to measure national wellbeing. Ten years later, and with the outcomes approach placed in statute through the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, a public review of the National Outcomes for Scotland was conducted. 

The revised NPF has been developed with the people of Scotland to reflect national values and aspirations for the future. It has also been formulated to link with and promote Scotland’s commitment to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals which are aimed at improving wellbeing across the world. Further details of the revised national performance framework and accompanying 81 monitoring indicators can been found here.

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