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Local Strategic Partnerships National Picture

Local Strategic Partnerships (LSPs) are single non-statutory bodies that bring together local public, private, community and voluntary organisations, generally at the level of District, County and Unitary councils.  They work with the local community to identify and tackle key issues such as crime, unemployment, education, health and housing in a more co-ordinated manner than has happened before.

LSPs work by:

  • engaging the local community and others in deciding priorities
  • preparing and publishing a Community Strategy as a result of consultation with the community and partners
  • co-ordinating services and plans around agreed objectives
  • developing new ways of partnership working to deliver services

Whilst local partners are able to decide the full range of work to be undertaken, tasks will typically include:

  • bringing together local plans, partnerships and initiatives to provide a forum for public service providers (for example health and police) to work effectively together to meet local needs and priorities
  • working with local authorities to help devise and meet Local Public Service Agreement (LPSA) targets and potentially a key role in brokering and delivering targets/outcomes in the Local Area Agreement (LAA) process
  • where applicable, developing and delivering a local neighbourhood renewal strategy to secure more jobs, better education, improved health, reduced crime and better housing

Membership of the LSP should reflect local circumstances with a suitable balance of representatives from each sector including those traditionally under-represented.

The role of the Government Office is to:

  • act as facilitators to support the development of LSPs
  • promote networking among partners and other LSPs
  • act as mediators to resolve problems
  • provide a direct channel of communication between LSPs and central government

Further information on LSPs and how to set them up is available on the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit website.

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