Getting in on the Act for community-led health

CHEX invites community-led health organisations to register their interest in attending free CHEX workshops on the Community Empowerment (Act) Scotland.

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act came into force this year, and communities in Scotland can now make use of it!

These free workshops are a chance to find out what the Act contains and how community –led health organisations and other groups they work with can make use of it in order to take forward the sorts of things they want to do.

 As well as providing a general overview, the workshop will introduce you to:

  • How community organisations can use 'participation requests' to start a dialogue with public bodies, including Health Boards, about things that matter to them.
  • Provisions around asset transfer and community right to buy.

Venues, dates and times will be set once we know the level of interest, and priority will be given to community led health organisations offering to host a workshop for them and their partners.

Please register your interest online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZN857WT.

If you have any questions please contact Andrew Paterson andrew@scdc.org.uk.

For a quick run through of the Act, download this 2-pager

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:

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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.

Find out more about CHEX and our network of local community-led health organisations by selecting from the buttons below, or for more about what we do, use the menu on the left.

  

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  What is community-led health?

Want to know more about community-led health? Watch a short clip of our film 'The Picture of Health' below featuring some of the local organisations CHEX supports.  

 

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 *further chapters of the film can be accessed here along with subtitled versions*

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