Partnership board

The South Lanarkshire Partnership Board (Board) is the Community Planning Partnership for South Lanarkshire.  The Board provides strategic leadership and oversees partnership activity to support the delivery of its agreed vision and outcomes, as set out in the Community Plan 2022-2032.

As of October 2017, Partnership Board papers are available for viewing.

The remit of the Board is to provide collective strategic leadership, direction, governance and oversight of partnership activity with local communities.  Planning, resourcing or sourcing services which improve local outcomes in South Lanarkshire, with a view to reducing inequalities. 

The Board meets six times a year (four board meetings/two development sessions) and membership includes:-

  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Scottish Government
  • Seniors Together
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • South Lanarkshire College
  • South Lanarkshire Community Partnerships
  • South Lanarkshire Council
  • South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture
  • Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • VASLan (Community and Voluntary Sectors)

The Board has set up the undernoted thematic partnerships to improve the quality of life of South Lanarkshire residents:


The vision of the Community Planning Partnership is to improve the lives and prospects of everyone in South Lanarkshire making sure our communities are at the heart of community planning in South Lanarkshire. 

The Priorities and Values of the Community Planning Partnership are:

Added value and continuous improvement: We will work together to achieve more and become better at doing so.

Communication and empowerment: We will talk to and listen to each other in a meaningful way, helping individuals, families and communities to take positive action to improve their wellbeing.

Focused delivery: We will not lose sight of the fact that we need to make a positive difference. We will work creatively and build on what we are already doing, focusing our services and actions to meet future needs.

Openness and trust: We will do more together, from planning to delivery, ensuring openness and transparency in how we work; trusting each other to fulfil our roles; and working in harmony.

Embracing change: We work in a rapidly changing world. We are committed to making the most of this, shaping the direction of these changes to benefit local people and communities, taking innovative approaches and always questioning how and why we are doing things.

Clarity of purpose: We will attempt to avoid duplication of effort, developing agreed priorities to maximise our impact and focussing on the actions that will make the most difference.

More information about the actions that the Partnership will take to mitigate the current impact of poverty, deprivation and inequality can be found within the Community Plan 2022-2032.








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