Community Planning


Highland Community Partnerships were formed at the end of 2016 as a further development of the Community Planning Partnerships (CPP) within Highland. The new Community Partnerships are now a key part in increasing how we work together and more collaboratively with communities.  Each Partnership in Highland is in a developmental phase.

Highland Community Partnership

The Highland Community Planning Partnership brings together public agencies, third sector organisations and other key community groups to work collaboratively with the people of Highland to deliver better outcomes.  The Highland Outcome Improvement Plan (HOIP) is available here.

The HCPP works through a series of geographical local Community Partnerships and regional groups.

Lochaber Community Partnership

The Lochaber Community Partnership is one of ten local partnerships which have been established geographically across Highland to ensure that community planning can be delivered successfully at a local level.

We promise to actively listen to the community, to identify the local challenges as expressed by them and commit to taking action that will reduce disadvantage and inequality.   We will use our combined resources creatively to produce solutions that are meaningful and valued by the community we serve.

The Lochaber Community Partnership is made up of 5 core agencies. These agencies are:-

  • The Highland Council,
  • Police Scotland,
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service,
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  •  NHS Highland.

Highlife Highland and the Highland Third Sector Interface represented by Voluntary Action Lochaber also play an important role in the partnership to achieve the following:

  1. Promoting equality, meeting diverse needs of people and communities
  2. Building resilient places and communities
  3. Supporting wellbeing and health.

Lochaber Community Partnership is set up to provide a forum within the local area where partner agencies and the community can come together to plan and take forward the needs of the local community.

Lochaber Partnership have been tasked with developing Locality Plans for 3 areas.

  • Kinlochleven
  • Caol
  • Fort William (upper) including Claggan

These areas have been identified as areas highest on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation within Lochaber.

The development of Children’s Plans (Highland Council) and Adults Plans (NHS) is also a requirement.