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The Community Safety Partnership's 'Healthy Group' co-ordinates activities relating to unintentional injuries, drugs and alcohol and antisocial behaviour and its effects on health in South Ayrshire.

Who is involved in the Healthy Group?

  • South Ayrshire Council (Community Safety, Licensing and Community Learning & Development)
  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • Police Scotland
  • Barnardos
  • Addiction Services
  • Ayrshire Council on Alcohol

The Healthy Group is chaired by a representative of the Community Health Partnership, with a SAC Senior Community Safety Officer as the Group's Support Officer.

What are the priorities of the Healthy Group?

Clear priorities for the Healthy Group have emerged through research and information:

  • Alcohol/substance misuse
  • Unintentional injuries
  • Antisocial behaviour and its effect on health

Healthy Group Joint Action Groups (JAGs)

Three joint action groups have been established. Each group develops projects using the problem solving process.

Health and Wellbeing Joint Action Group


  • Mental Health Service
  • Police
  • Social Work
  • Antisocial Behaviour Team
  • Victim Support
  • Homeless Service
  • Housing
  • Addiction Services
  • Ayrshire Initiatives

Substance Misuse Joint Action Group


  • Problem Solving Team, South Ayrshire Council
  • Addiction Services
  • Campus Cops
  • Youth Strategy Officer, South Ayrshire Council

Unintentional Injuries Joint Action Group


  • South Ayrshire Community Health Partnership
  • Ayrshire Council on Alcohol
  • South Ayrshire Council (Mental Health, Social Work, Education)
  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran

What projects have been developed?

The Partnership has developed a number of successful projects including:

  • Supporting South Carrick Club Diamonds
  • Rock not Roll Campaign
  • Winter Safety Campaign
  • Driver Awareness
  • Information campaign aimed at raising awareness of preventing poisonings in young children

The Joint Action Groups are continuing to develop new and innovative projects. Links are made to the Problem Solving Co-ordination Group regarding problem solving in communities. This ensures appropriate targeting of resources and involvement of partners, while prov