Local People Leading is a news bulletin from the Scottish Community Alliance. The following article appeared on the 6th February 2019.
Last year Scottish Government and COSLA reaffirmed their commitment to community led health initiatives as a central plank of Scotland’s public health strategy. Unfortunately these national plans don’t always work their way down into local decision making. Pilton Community Health Project, Scotland’s oldest community health project, is facing closure after 35 years – apparently because it no longer fits new criteria and assessment procedures for a grant from the Council and NHS. 35 years of building trust and developing relationships and experience in one of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities. All of that now at risk of being lost.
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