Sutherland Adaptive and Collaborative Communities Project

Aiming to address important issues faced by local communities.

Since starting in their roles in August 2020 the Sutherland Adaptative and Collaborative Communities (SACC) project team has been busy meeting with the Sutherland Community Partnership members, Locality Leads, and community organisations and groups including Development Trusts and Community Councils.

The SACC project team has already taken forward an online Impact and Recovery Survey to gather evidence on how the needs and priorities in local communities may have changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The team were delighted to receive responses from across Sutherland, the results are being fed into Locality Group discussions and a full report will be available in December.

In the Kyle of Sutherland Jodie Ross has been working closely with Locality Lead Jason Gardner, from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Locality Group members to create a joint Community Resilience Plan for Creich and Ardgay. (See Jodie’s piece here.)

The team will also be working on Sutherland wide projects, the first of which is to bring together all the mental health services available across Sutherland in an easy to access format. The current list of mental health services available is summarised here in this edition of the Kyle Chronicle.

The next Sutherland Community Partnership meeting is taking place in December and the theme is mental health, with the Chief Executive and the Head of Health Improvement for NHS Highland both attending. An update on discussions will be included in the next edition of the Chronicle.

by Gail Prince, Project Coordinator

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