Services and support within each Local Authority, Jobcentre
Plus or Health Board area.
Mainstreaming is a means by which Community Planning
Partnerships can take account of and reflect the needs of
disadvantaged or excluded groups within established policy making
and service delivery, rather than through supplementary strategies
or budgets. Mainstreaming can mean one of two approaches…
To bend the spend or activity of an established service so that
it meets a wider range of outcomes.
Tapping into mainstream resources can have the following
It can preserve the knowledge, skill and evidence base that has
been built up by successful projects and programmes.
If you are considering integrating a project or programme into
an established service the following questions may be useful for
you to reflect on.
Does the project have an innovative approach to service
On this page you can also access a document on refocusing
mainstream resources written by the Improvement Service.
"We believe this is necessary to increase local autonomy, flexibility, and the pace of progress in tackling high levels of multiple deprivation in our communities. Community planning partners need to come together with communities themselves to tackle this persistent challenge using the combined power and influence of all mainstream budgets and resources."
Equal Communities in a Fairer Scotland