COSLA launched a new Blueprint for Scottish Local Government in September 2020.
It will allow Local Government to build around an ambitious vision for Scotland’s future – one based on the empowerment of people and communities.
The document has been framed around six themes:
- Strengthening Local Democracy
- Funding Services and Communities
- Wellbeing – including Health and Social Care
- Education and Children and Young People
- Economy and the Environment
- Supporting Vulnerable Communities
Speaking as the Blueprint was launched, COSLA Vice President, Councillor Graham Houston, said:
“The Blueprint provides a narrative around the kind of country we want, and about the changes that could make a real difference to communities across the country.
“COVID-19 has changed the way we live. But pre-COVID, through COVID and after COVID, Local Government is the anchor for communities in need.
“For children, young people and families; for local businesses; and for services that benefit our physical and emotional wellbeing and the environment.
“We work with communities and local organisations every day to bring about change and to make the voices of people heard and matter.”
You can view the full Blueprint here (PDF, 1501.1 KB) and explore the themes contained within it on the sidebar.