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Active zone – The Place Standards – How Good is your Place?

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 4th September 2018

At the ALLIANCE, Action: The 2nd Health and Social Care Integration event, delegates attended workshops in different zones.

The zones showcased people and organisations working on innovative, engaging and co-produced projects that aim to improve outcomes for people who access support and services in Scotland.  Find out what was discussed in the Active zone.

Delegates explored the great outdoors with a facilitated guide of the built environment around the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. These “walk-shops” introduced participants to the Place Standard tool (this link will take you away from our website), developed by NHS Health Scotland.

The Place Standard tool provides a simple framework to structure conversations about place. It allows you to think about the physical elements of a place (for example its buildings, spaces, and transport links) as well as the social aspects (for example whether people feel they have a say in decision making).

Main points for action: 

  • Support people to use the Place Standard tool to improve local communities.
  • Encourage planners and people in communities to work together to identify improvements to the built environment to improve health and wellbeing.

Contributor: John Howie, Organisational Lead – Place, NHS Health Scotland @NHS_HS

Other zones at the event included Brexit, Design, Outcomes, Learning, Human Rights, Gaun Yersel, Young People and Community.

Find our more about Action: The 2nd Health and Social Care Integration event.

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