Participation requests come into effect

Part 3 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, on participation requests, came into force on the 1st April 2017. Community-led health organisations will now be able to make participation requests to public service authoritie.

Participation requests provide a mechanism for communities to have a more proactive role in having their voices heard in how services are planned and delivered. By making a participation request, community groups can start a dialogue with a public service provider about issues that are important to them, which should help to improve outcomes.

The statutory guidance for participation requests is available here, which should support community-led health organisations to get started. Further support material to be developed shortly.

Our parent organisation, SCDC, has a webpage on the Act that is also worth reading for more general information on the Act and links to further reading.

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