What is a service area?

A service area is a region or boundary where a service delivered. For example, although an organisation may have a physical location in the city centre, it may also run home visits across the whole of Glasgow. Services can also be delivered in the form of helplines, made available to anyone with a telephone.

Boundaries are set by different groups to help split the country into regions to ease management of concerns such as budget and responsibility. This can help tailor the services provided to the needs of those who live in these areas.

ALISS supports several types of service area. You can explore them in the map by selecting the options below: