Community Planning in Aberdeen
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National Outcome 7

 Performance Indicator (PI) Status  Long Term Trends  Short Term Trends

 Alert Alert
Warning Warning
OK OK
Unknown Unknown
Data Only Data Only

Long-Term Improving Improving
Long-Term No Change No Change
Long-Term Getting Worse Getting Worse

 

Short-Term Improving Improving
Short-Term No Change No Change
Short-Term Getting Worse Getting Worse

 

 

NO07 - We have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society

 

The Community Planning Conference held in December 2007 identified regeneration and improving the quality of life in our most deprived areas as a strategic priority that impacts on this outcome.

 

A part of supporting actions to tackle poverty and deprivation, following the establishment of the Fairer Scotland Fund by the Scottish Government, the Aberdeen City Alliance established its Fairer Scotland Fund Board, involving a cross section of partner representatives to review previous programmes and determine the best use of the Fund in the future.

 

Following this, programmes of work targeted towards need, and aimed at achieving accelerated impact for the city’s most deprived communities, have been development based on the following themes:-

 

·         Employment and Training – focused on employability issues, skills gap and Linking Opportunities And Need by providing services supporting those furthest from the job market to take up employment opportunities.

·         Income and Financial Inclusion – improving access to financial services such as credit unions; improving welfare benefits, debt and other advice services, delivery of financial education initiatives and tackling income inequalities.

·         Health – Reducing health inequalities, mental health and wellbeing and substance misuse.

·         Education – improving adult literacy and numeracy and supporting community based learning, culture and arts activities.

·         Community Safety – aimed at supporting communities to be safer and stronger.

 

On this latter point, Grampian Police continue to work closely with the City Council to make best use of the City Wardens. Grampian Police provide daily briefings and tasks to the City Wardens, operate joint police/warden patrols where appropriate and have ensured that the Wardens are able to feed in any intelligence that they gather on crime and antisocial behaviour to police intelligence systems. Also as part of the “Community Focus” Force Priority, Grampian Police are committed to delivering accountable policing which meets the specific needs of the 37 Neighbourhoods with Aberdeen City.

 

With changes in housing policy, action is also being taken to deliver new council houses for the city as part of tackling homelessness and contributing to improved provision of social housing for the future.

 

Tackling the significant inequalities that exist in the city has also included the following activity in relation to disadvantaged groups and individuals.

 

The Equalities Action Network operates as a small, strategic group reporting to The Aberdeen City Alliance (TACA) on progress towards mainstreaming equalities across Community Planning.  Several of the partners within TACA have moved, or are moving, towards a Single Equality Scheme to provide an integrated and coherent framework around the legal duties.  We continue to work with partners on the equalities agenda, for example, in organising an Equalities Fortnight for mid-November 2009 to raise awareness and involve our employees, partners and citizens in promoting equality and diversity.  A drop-in surgery on Equality Impact Assessments is planned as part of the fortnight, which will also see the launch of Aberdeen City Council’s Single Equality Scheme.  Within the Scheme will sit individual Council Services' Equality Action Plans, shaped and informed by the needs of and issues around their particular service users, identified through community consultation March - August 2009.

 

In relation to transport activity, the City Council continues to work with partners such as NESTRANS, Aberdeenshire Council, Transport Scotland, NHS Grampian, Emergency Services, Bus Operators as well as many others to implement the range of activities and actions detailed in the respective Local, Regional and National Transport Strategies that will enable us to meet our collective objectives. Progress on the delivery of the Local Transport Strategy and Regional Transport Strategy is demonstrated in the recent monitoring reports to be found at the following web links: 

 

LO7 Improve the quality of life in our most deprived areas

 

Measure

Performance

Note

People living in the 0-15% most deprived data zones in Scotland

08/09 Report

 

Value

Target

Status

Short Trend

2006/07

18,428

-

Baseline year

Baseline year

2007/08

18,428

-

No target

Short-Term No Change

2008/09

18,648

-

No target

Short-Term Getting Worse

The 2008/09 figures are due to be published on 29th October 2009 through the 2009 Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

 

Measure

Performance

Note

Data zones within the 0-15% most deprived in Scotland.

08/09 Report

 

Value

Target

Status

Short Trend

2006/07

27

-

Baseline year

Baseline year

2007/08

27

-

No target

Short-Term No Change

2008/09

27

-

No target

Short-Term No Change

The 2008/09 figures are due to be published on 29th October 2009 through the 2009 Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

  

Measure

Performance

Note

People living in the 0-15% most deprived domain data zones in Scotland for income

08/09 Report

 

Value

Target

Status

Short Trend

2006/07

14,914

-

Baseline year

Baseline year

2007/08

14,914

-

No target

Short-Term No Change

2008/09

13,846

 

No target

Short-Term Improving

The 2008/09 figures are due to be published on 29th October 2009 through the 2009 Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

 

Measure

Performance

Note

People living in the 0-15% most deprived domain data zones in Scotland for employment

08/09 Report

 

Value

Target

Status

Short Trend

2006/07

18,584

-

Baseline year

Baseline year

2007/08

18,584

-

No target

Short-Term No Change

2008/09

16,803

-

No target

Short-Term Improving

The 2008/09 figures are due to be published on 29th October 2009 through the 2009 Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

 

Measure

Performance

Note

People living in the 0-15% most deprived domain data zones in Scotland for health

08/09 Report

 

Value

Target

Status

Short Trend

2006/07

30,940

-

Baseline year

Baseline year

2007/08

30,940

-

No target

Short-Term No Change

2008/09

32,490

-

No target

Short-Term Getting Worse

The 2008/09 figures are due to be published on 29th October 2009 through the 2009 Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

 

Measure

Performance

Note

People living in the 0-15% most deprived domain data zones in Scotland for education, skills and training

08/09 Report

 

Value

Target

Status

Short Trend

2006/07

20,909

-

Baseline year

Baseline year

2007/08

20,909

-

No target

Short-Term No Change

2008/09

28,485

 

No target

Short-Term Getting Worse

The 2008/09 figures are due to be published on 29th October 2009 through the 2009 Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.