Implications and opportunities of the Community Empowerment Act for community-led health organisations
The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act received Royal Assent on 24 July 2015. This CHEX briefing highlights some of the main opportunities and implications that the Act is likely to create for community-led health organisations.
The briefing outlines the provisions in the Act. We then suggest some implications for community-led health organisations.In summary, these include:
- Improved partnership working between community-led health organisations and statutory partners.
- Increased ability of community-led health organisations to influence, and contribute to, both the decision making by public authorities and the design and delivery of public services.
- More options when it comes to taking control of local land and buildings.
Community Health Exchange
CHEX is short for Community Health Exchange. We promote and support community-led health -where local communities identify the issues that are important to them and organise to take collective action to address these issues and improve their health.
Paul Gray, Director General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS Scotland:
If you are a local group or organisation in Scotland working to improve the health of your community, or if you are in the statutory sector supporting this type of work, you can register with us for information, advice, networking and training opportunities.
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