Single Outcome Agreement

Glasgow’s Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) is a ten year plan for the city, running from 2013-2023. It has been produced by the Community Planning Partnership (CPP).

The aim is to work on a small number of priorities that, through partnership working, should deliver better services for people in Glasgow. Services should be delivered together with local communities.

Underlying principles are early and effective intervention, sustainability and equality.

Glasgow’s priorities

Glasgow’s three themed priorities are alcohol, youth unemployment and vulnerable people, along with an intensive neighbourhood approach called Thriving Places.


The SOA Implementation Plan is intended to be a living document that will be updated throughout the lifetime of the SOA.

Citywide implementation plans have been developed for the three priorities (alcohol, youth unemployment and vulnerable people). At a citywide level, the CPP Strategic Board and its Executive Group will be responsible for ensuring that the agreed outcomes are being delivered.

The North East, North West and South all have local plans for each priority. The three CPP Sector Partnerships have ownership of local implementation.

Third Sector Forum involvement

We have formed a formed a working group made up of Third Sector reps who have been involved in drafting the various implementation plans. This group meets as necessary and shares information amongst group members between meetings. One of the members of the group says:

‘We can’t work in isolation, therefore being part of the group has raised awareness that we want to be seen as equal partners. The group has been ideally placed to support and encourage this involvement as well as strengthening our presence around the planning structures. However we still have more work to do when it comes to being free of the uncertainties of funding.’

While the SOA was still in draft form, we held a citywide event which was attended by some 60 delegates. This gave attendees the opportunity to comment on the draft, and to indicate how their organisations could be involved in implementation. A report from the event was sent to Glasgow City Council and John Swinney MSP. We have also had regular meetings with Stephen Sprott, who has been the lead on the SOA for Glasgow City Council. Read more about the event, including the report, on the news section of our website.

Local Voluntary Sector Networks continue to be involved in implementation. And Forum reps are invited to take part in working groups and workshops as necessary.

Audit of CPP

The SOA was one of the main foci of the recent audit of the CPP. Read more about the audit.

Read more

Glasgow’s SOA, along with the latest version of the implementaiton plans, can be found on the CPP website.

The Forum has written a summary of the SOA: Forum summary of the SOA (pdf 355Kb)

Implementation plans can be found on the CPP website: Implementation plans

Read the SOA guidance on the Scottish Government website: Guidance on the SOA