Community Learning and Development (CLD) is a way of working with and supporting individuals and communities to make improvements in their lives and their local environment. CLD practitioners do this in a number of ways, whether it's through community-based learning or community action.
The CLD Planning Partnership has been developing a three-year plan for local learning opportunities and community capacity building. This plan is a working draft version which is being evolved through ongoing work with a variety of stakeholders. The final plan will be approved by Council, later in 2018. The CLD Planning Partnership is made up of a range of Council services and other partners who offer CLD locally which include:
- East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership
- East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust
- East Dunbartonshire Citizen’s Advice Bureau
- New College Lanarkshire
- East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action
- Skills Development Scotland
Our CLD Plan includes actions in relation to identified needs such as improving skills for learning life and work, particularly amongst vulnerable or disadvantaged groups, or supporting volunteering and the development of existing and new community groups. We provide regular updates and showcase good practice in CLD locally via the You and Your Community Newsletter. The latest version of the newsletter is on the community grant scheme page that you can access to the right of this section.