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Community Regeneration

The Community Regeneration Team delivers a range of services to support some of our most disadvantaged communities and individuals, with a particular emphasis on engaging with people to build personal and community capacity.

What Do 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
  • Together for Health (T4H), and
  • Support to the voluntary sector

The service produces annual ward action  plans for the nine multi member wards. The 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.

You can find out what's happening in your area by clicking on one of the links below:


A Regeneration Framework for West Lothian

In February 2014 the Council Executive approved a Regeneration Framework for West Lothian. The framework provides a long-term plan for targeted action to improve the life chances of people living in the most disadvantaged communities in West Lothian.

The framework commits the council to develop regeneration plans, based around five themes, for key areas of deprivation in the county. The themes are as follows:

  • Employability and Employment
  • Early Years and Family Learning
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Economic Development
  • Community Capacity and Cohesion

Based on data in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, a database of information about communities across Scotland published by the Scottish Government, eight key areas of deprivation have been identified in West Lothian. These are:

  • Armadale
  • Blackburn
  • Boghall
  • Bridgend
  • Craigshill
  • Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley (Fauldhouse, Stoneyburn, Addiewell, Polbeth)
  • Livingston Central (Knightsridge, Ladywell, Dedridge)
  • Whitburn

The Regeneration Plans will enable the council to target interventions and resources to address deprivation and economic exclusion within the above areas. Not all interventions will apply in every area. Plans will be developed dependent on the needs of each area, and the assets available. You can get further information here pdf icon A Regeneration Framework for West Lothian [54kb]

Regeneration Profiles

In tandem with the Regeneration Plans currently being developed by Community Regeneration are Regeneration Profiles. These documents comprise of information about the Regeneration areas gathered from various sources both within in and outwith the council. The regeneration profiles will be available soon on this page.

Voluntary and Childcare Organisations Training Calendar

The new Spring / Summer 2017 edition of the  Voluntary and Childcare Organisations Training Calendar is now available. We hope you find it both useful and interesting. You can view the new training calendar herepdf icon Voluntary and Childcare Organisations Training Calender Spring / Summer 2017 [3Mb]

Eligible Groups and Organisations

The Voluntary Organisations and Childcare Training Calendar is training especially designed for

  • Parents, volunteers and workers in toddler groups,
  • School PTAs,
  • Playgroups,
  • Youth clubs,
  • After school clubs,
  • Gala committees,
  • Childminders,
  • Community education associations,
  • Private nurseries,
  • Community development trusts,
  • Play schemes,
  • Baby groups and children's clubs

This is not an exclusive list, the training calendar is open to any  community group or voluntary organisation that works with children. 


There are two ways to apply for courses:

  1. Download the application form, print, complete and have it authorised where appropriate and then mailed to:  

Training Administrator
Voluntary Organisations & Childcare Training Calendar
Community Regeneration
Area Services
St David's House
South Bridge Street
EH48 1TT

   2. Or, complete the form on line, have it authorised where appropriate, and email to:

Please read the terms, conditions and booking process before completing the application

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. Whatever it is, if you have an Armed Forces interest you can find what you need here.