The Corporate Plan sets West Lothian Council's strategic direction and identifies our priorities for the years 2023/24 to 2027/28. These priorities are the focus for all council services, as we work together to deliver better services for West Lothian.
Our ambition for West Lothian and helping the people who live here is what motivates every council employee. It drives our actions, decisions and influences our Purpose and our Vision for the future:
Our purpose: Improving lives and making West Lothian a great place to live, work, learn and do business
Our Vision: A thriving West Lothian
For over 25 years, the council has worked with communities, staff, partners and stakeholders to design and deliver public services that are helping West Lothian - and local people - to thrive. A thriving West Lothian means vibrant, strong and inclusive communities where people have access to the services that they need.
The council has five priorities for the period 2023/24 to 2027/28. These reflect the areas that are the most important for the community and improving the quality of life for all living, working and visiting West Lothian.
Our priorities are:
Raising educational attainment
Strengthening care and support for children, adults and older people
Investing in skills and jobs
Helping to create strong and sustainable communities
Tackling homelessness, poverty and inequality
The priorities have been set through consultation with our community, staff and partner agencies and identify and address the most pronounced, collective needs of the local area. They will also provide a focus for decision making and resource prioritisation in the next five years, ensuring that we target our efforts towards the issues that matter most to the community. In the next five years, the council will focus on achieving outcomes in each priority.
In this , we will continue to build on years of strong performance and positive progress in the each of the agreed priorities. We will also undertake a programme of transformation that will modernise the way that many of our services are provided. Our plan will support the delivery of positive outcomes for a growing and vibrant local community, the transformation of council services and will target services to those most in need.
For the duration of this plan, the council will produce an annual report detailing our performance in each of the priorities.