The Edinburgh Pact

The Edinburgh Pact

What is the Edinburgh pact?

We want to build thriving communities in Edinburgh and embrace the opportunity to create a different type of relationship with residents, communities and organisations across the city.

We are starting a conversation to build the Edinburgh Pact. The Edinburgh Pact will be an agreement between the Partnership and everyone who lives and works in Edinburgh. Our first step is to listen and learn what health and social care means to you.

Why are we developing this now?

During the pandemic we have seen people and communities across Edinburgh rally together to support one another, helping and caring for people who might be struggling.  We have also seen organisations and charities work together and produce solutions to support communities during this difficult time. We want to build on this.  

We know that we face some real challenges for our health and social care system. The population is ageing, demand for services is increasing and our funding is not expected to grow at the same rate as the population. We need to think boldly about what can be different. 

What’s happening now?

Earlier this summer, we asked people who live and work in Edinburgh to tell us what health and social care means to them by filling out a short online survey. Thank you to the hundreds of people who took the time to complete the survey.

We are now asking people to show us what health means to them by sharing a picture. You have until the end of August to submit a photo, and the pictures will be shown at an exhibition at Waverley Station in September. To find out more, and to submit your picture, visit the Picturing Health website.