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What We Do

The Regeneration team delivers a range of services to support some of West Lothian's most disadvantaged communities and individuals, with a particular emphasis on engaging with people to build personal and community capacity.

The team comprises the following component parts:

  • Community Regeneration
  • Support to the voluntary sector

The service produces local action plans for the thirteen regeneration areas. These plans outline the activities to be delivered that meet the regeneration needs of the individual areas. The activities within the action plan focus on:

  • Developing the capacity of individuals and community based projects and initiatives to assist regeneration in the most disadvantaged communities.
  • Delivering targeted, specialist campaigns, interventions and support to improve health and employability in these communities.

The service also supports activity across the 9 Multi-Member ward.

Regeneration Plans

The Community Empowerment Act 2015 states that all Community Planning Partnerships in Scotland must develop plans for those communities which experience the poorest outcomes. These plans must identify local priorities and detail actions to be taken to reduce inequalities. In West Lothian thirteen 'regeneration areas' have been identified. All of the identified regeneration areas have data zones within the bottom 20% of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Based on data in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, a database of information about communities across Scotland published by the Scottish Government, the thirteen areas identified in West Lothian.

  • Addiewell 
  • Armadale
  • Bathgate
  • Blackburn
  • Bridgend
  • Craigshill
  • Dedridge
  • Fauldhouse
  • Knightsridge
  • Ladywell
  • Polbeth
  • Stoneyburn
  • Whitburn

West Lothian Armed Forces Community Covenant

Services for Serving Forces, Veterans and their Families

Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the Armed Forces or are you an Armed Forces family member?If your answer is 'Yes' to the above, or if you just want to learn more about the West Lothian Armed Forces Community Covenant ("WLAFCC") and the services available (including how to access funding from the Community Covenant Grant Scheme) then your first port of call should be the WLAFCC web pages where you can find a wealth of information, advice and support. This includes advice on employment, benefits, housing, physical and mental health, or perhaps you are new to West Lothian and just want to see what we can offer you.