Chaired by Andy Dick of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Easter Ross Community Partnership is one of nine local partnerships which have been established geographically across Highland to ensure that community planning can be delivered successfully at a local level. Our aim is to engage closely with local people in Delivering Better Outcomes for Our Communities.
Our focus is to develop and deliver partnership initiatives to support those residents who are disadvantaged and suffer the greatest inequalities of outcome. We will achieve this by speaking to people at a very local level to identify their specific challenges. We will then work together to develop solutions which make best use of all of the available partnership and community resources.
The partnership meets regularly throughout the year. The dates for the meetings in 2019 are:
Wednesday 13th February - 7pm to 9pm. The Perrins Centre, Alness Wednesday 15th May - 6pm to 8pm. Alness Academy, Alness Wednesday 21st August - 6pm-8pm. Alness Academy, Alness Wednesday 13th November - Venue TBC
We will update the venues for the those still to be confirmed as they are agreed. To find out more about what has been discussed at meetings, you can access a variety of meeting papers and agendas below.
Last November, The Highland Community Planning Partnership launched an app to help prevent suicide in the north of Scotland.
The app allows you to complete a ‘Prevent Suicide’ safety plan on the app can be completed with the help of a trained listener on a helpline such as Breathing Space, a health professional or with a friend or family member. It also includes telephone numbers for local and national helplines which can offer support in some situations where people are feeling distressed or suicidal and there is guidance on what members of the public can do to help someone they suspect is feeling suicidal.
Android phone users can download the app from the Google Play store and iPhone users can download it from the Apple App store, or you can click on the links below:
If you, or someone you know needs support in relation to suicide, you can also call Samaritans on 116 123 or Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87.
About Easter Ross Community Partnership
About Our Area
Who is on the Partnership?
Our Community Partnership Plan
How to get involved?
As a Partnership we are in the process of gathering initial views and opinions from lot of different people about what they feel is good or what could be better about where they live and the services they receive. We would like to make sure you can get involved so we have multiple things happening but if you aren't able to make it along to an event, conversation or to complete the online survey please get in touch to tell us what you need and we will try to meet those needs if at all possible.
Equally if you are part of a community group or organisation and you would like someone from the Partnership to come and speak with your group please let us know and we shall do what we can.