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Place Standard - A Learning Experience
Online Training

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Tue 3 - Tue 24, Aug from
14:00 to 12:00 (BST)



From £125

About the training

“The Place Standard tool provides a simple framework to structure conversations about place. It allows communities to think about the physical elements of a place (for example its buildings, spaces, and transport links) as well as the social aspects (for example whether people feel they have a say in decision making).

The tool provides prompts for discussions, allowing residents to consider all the elements of a place in a methodical way. The tool pinpoints the assets of a place as well as areas where a place could improve."

How can social housing providers use the tool as a means for engagement and neighbourhood improvement?

In this  learning experience we’ll be focussing on how you can use The Place Standard  in your organisation  as an engagement tool for the continuous improvement of your housing and housing services.

This learning experience will be delivered over 2 sessions:

  • An introductory learning session on 3rd August from 2.00pm to 3.00pm to find out more about the tool and how to prepare for a Place Standard assessment. In preparation for this, please bring along an example of how you would like to apply the Place Standard in your area.  Participants will have an opportunity to share their ambitions for greater places. 
  • Participants will return on the 24th of August from 10.30am - 12.00pm to discuss their preparation with experts from the national Place Standard team and with each other.  There will be an opportunity to hear about further support that is going to be available in carrying out planned assessments. This ongoing support will be provided by Public Health Scotland and partners, free of charge.  Within the session participants will have the opportunity to break into smaller, facilitated groups to share views with others.

You will be expected to attend both sessions.

Why attend?

  • Using the New Place Standard tool  you will have the chance to work through a real life example and see how you would apply the tool in practice.
  • The chance to join the inception and the training session.
  • You’ll be able to access the resources and expert support available from Public Health Scotland.
  • Access to case studies and lived examples illustrating how the Place Standard tool has been used to successfully secure funding for neighbourhood improvement.
  • Access to the short life working group where you can network with other participants

Who should attend?

If you are involved in planning or communities and are looking for ways of engaging and empowering residents then this training is for you.

Costs & how to book

The learning experience to include both the introductory and training sessions and the resources costs £125 for SFHA members and £189 for non members.

To book your place use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this page.

You will receive the link for each session around 24 hours the session is due to start which you will use on the day to access it.

This session will now be broadcast using Microsoft Teams.

Data and privacy policy for virtual events and webinars

  • The online recordings of webinars and conferences using Zoom and Teams will be used on the SFHA website to provide insight and information post-event.
  • SFHA has considered the 3rd party usage and security of both applications and found these both suitable and applicable to meet our privacy and data protection standards.
  • We may also use these recordings for information sharing, promotion and publicity, this also includes social media use. Personal details and identification will never be recorded or shared if it is deemed inappropriate or not for legitimate interests.
  • By your attendance at the webinar/training/virtual conference, you acknowledge that you have been informed that your details may be shared for legitimate interests purposes only.
  • If you do not wish to be recorded, or details used for  as part of this conference, you should inform SFHA staff immediately.


Member Price £125

Non-member Price £189

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