Fairer East Ren: Feedback draft

Closed 8 Sep 2017

Opened 26 Jun 2017


Working with communities to create a Fairer East Ren is a key priority of the East Renfrewshire Community Planning Partnership. Since January 2017 we have spoken to over 1,500 residents about their priorities for making East Renfrewshire a fairer place to live.  Your views, alongside socio-economic evidence, are presented in a feedback draft of the Fairer East Ren plan which is shaped around the following four priority themes:

  • Tackling poverty
  • Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing
  • Reducing social isolation and loneliness
  • Employability

These will be addressed alongside two cross cutting themes, which will feature across our activities:

  • Moving around (including community and public transport)
  • Community influence and sense of control.

Now we want to know what you think of the plan we have so far, and what you would do to improve it.

We want your views

We want to hear from all residents, but we would particularly like to hear from community groups who would like to get invovled in delivering against our key priorities.

Through our short survey, which will take less than 15 minutes, we are interested in your answers to the following questions.

  • Are the priority themes right for East Renfrewshire?
  • Are you involved in a community project that can help deliver one of the priorities?
  • Are there any other actions that you would expect to see under each priority?
  • Do you have an idea for a community based piece of work?   Do you need support to implement it?

We will also be holding a series of events and pop-ups to share our plan and provide opportunities for residents to discuss their views between now and September.

Summary of community involvement and participation to date

Fairer East Ren is a plan which is based on the priorities of the residents and communities in East Renfrewshire. To support the creation of the plan we have undertaken a first phase of engagement activities, during February to May 2017, including the Citizens’ Panel Survey, pop-up events in local areas, an online questionnaire and focus groups.

From the start of this process we aimed to build upon existing engagement activities by partners to avoid duplication of work and engagement fatigue among the community. We drew on information collected through East Renfrewshire Council’s Citizen’s Panel and views gathered by Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire.

We held a series of pop-up events across East Renfrewshire, in shopping, health and leisure centres to chat to local residents about what is important to them to inform Fairer East Ren. This method allowed us to capture the views of people who are not already involved in community groups.

 We also met with community bodies representing equalities groups as well as the Bridges to Change annual equalities conference and discussion groups with representatives from groups in the community that may not otherwise have a voice.

Fairer East Ren- Feedback draft

The Fairer East Ren Feedback Draft is shaped around the four priority themes. For each of these we have strategy diagrams that set out what actions we will take to deliver against our themes, and how we will measure our progress.

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Working in Partnership in East Ren

Community planning is a term that describes how public service providers work together to improve quality of life in an area and provide more coordinated services.  East Renfrewshire's Community Planning Partnership is made up of the following public services:

  • East Renfrewshire Council
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire

The Fairer East Ren plan, which needs to be in place in October 2017, also reflects the contributions of a range of third sector organisations such as Citizens’ Advice Bureau and Renfrewshire Association for Mental Health and we want to build on this further over the next few months.


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