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.


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The CHEX briefing can be read in conjunction with the recent Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) briefing on the Act, which explains the provisions of the Act in more detail.

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