Aberdeen ,

Commitment to citizens explained in concise document

An aspirational report which reaffirms Aberdeen City Council’s commitment to its citizens is now available in a summarised format to encourage people of all ages to find out more.

Launched in 2016, the Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) 2016-2026 identifies how Community Planning Aberdeen – a multi-agency partnership – will work together to ensure Aberdeen is a place where all people can prosper, regardless of their background or circumstances.

The refreshed LOIP reflects a refocus of the partnership on priority issues, which were identified from data available from the Population Needs Assessment, Partnership performance data, City Voice and data from improvement activity.

Through early intervention and prevention, the Partnership aims to support future generations to be prepared for school, work, parenthood and life itself.

The LOIP has been structured around three themes of Economy, People (Children and Young People; and Adults) and Place and 15 key objectives that the Partnership aims to achieve by 2026.

The LOIP also details the multi-agency improvement projects, which the Community Planning Partnership believe will help secure these improved outcomes for the people of Aberdeen.

Particular attention will be paid to children and young people who have been in care, young offenders, children of offenders and those living in poverty – because their levels of risk of poorer outcomes are higher than other children and young people of their age.

The LOIP is underpinned by three Locality Plans, which translates the citywide vision into a meaningful plan for the city’s most disadvantage communities.

Aberdeen City Council is a key community planning partner and its corporate aims are aligned to the Local Outcomes Improvement Plan.

Aberdeen City Council’s Co-Leader, Councillor Jenny Laing, Chair of the Board of Community Planning Aberdeen, said: “Our aspirations for the LOIP are achievable through partners working together to take an early intervention and preventative approach to tackle key issues. Our focus is on creating opportunities for all citizens in Aberdeen to flourish and thrive particularly our most disadvantaged families and communities.

“By offering this edited version of the LOIP document we want to make it more accessible to all our citizens which will ensure they are well informed and hopefully encourage them to get involved in helping to make Aberdeen a place for all to prosper.”

To measure the success in delivering this refreshed LOIP the Community Planning Partnership will receive quarterly progress reports.

Community Planning Aberdeen consists of Aberdeen City Council; ACVO; Aberdeen Civic Forum; North East Scotland College; Police Scotland; Scottish Fire and Rescue; Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership; NHS Grampian; NESTRANS; Skills Development Scotland; Active Aberdeen Partnership, University of Aberdeen and Scottish Enterprise.

To download a copy of the easy-to-read LOIP document please click on the below link:


To find out how you can get involved please email communityplanning@aberdeencity.gov.uk