CLD Strategic Plan 2021-2024
Community learning and development (CLD) practice covers a broad range of practice including youth work, community based adult learning, family learning and community development.
CLD empowers people of all ages to work individually or collectively to make positive changes in their lives, and in their communities, through learning, personal development and active citizenship.
CLD work in Scotland is guided by the Strategic Guidance for Community Planning partnerships: Community learning and development (2012) document and underpinned in legislation through The Requirements for Community Learning and Development (Scotland) Regulations 2013.
The regulations state that CLD’s specific focus should be:
1) Improve life chances for people of all ages, including young people in particular, through learning, personal development and active citizenship.
2) Stronger, more resilient, supportive, influential and inclusive communities.
Community learning and development (CLD) includes a huge variety of informal and formal learning, delivered locally in our communities by a wide range of agencies. The partner agencies will all deliver aspects of the plan, working together, to bring the plan to life and report on progress.
Our CLD partners include:
- HSCP – Public Health
- Argyll and Bute Council Education Service
- Argyll and Bute Council Economic Growth
- Argyll and Bute Drugs and Alcohol Partnership
- Argyll College UHI
- Third Sector Interface
- 3rd sector community organisations representative
- 3rd sector community trusts representative
- Strategic Housing Forum
- Skills Development Scotland
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Community Planning management team
- Argyll and Bute Council Community Development team
- Police Scotland
- Scottish Fire and Rescue
- Outdoor Learning sector representative
The 2021 – 2024 Plan
CLD Partners work together to respond to what young people, adults and community groups say they want to learn, and deliver it in the right places at the right times. We aim to help people make positive changes in their lives through learning. Through a combination of consultation and research we have identified six key themes.