Archives for February 2011

Talking to Partners about Shared Services

Earlier today councillors from the Performance and Finance Overview and Scrutiny Board held a focus group for local partners as part of their review of shared services. The focus group included people from the police, the health sector, Swansea University, Job Centre Plus and Swansea Council for Voluntary Services.   The purpose was both to learn from experiences […]

Delivering better services at a lower cost for older people in Wales – Webinar

Last Thursday I participated in a Social Services Improvement Agency “webinar” – an online live seminar and webcast – on the very relevant topic of delivering better services at a lower cost for older people in Wales.  Over the past 6 months John Bolton, formerly of the Department of Health in England has been working with the SSIA and […]

Delivering adult social care differently

On Tuesday the Health Social Care & Well Being Overview & Scrutiny Board met with the Cabinet Member for Social Services to question him on his report on alternative models of service delivery for adult social care.  The Cabinet Member was due to take a report to Cabinet on Thursday which sought approval from Cabinet to proceed with […]

Learning from the Swansea Youth Offender Service

Yesterday the Partnership Overview and Scrutiny Committee had a presentation from Eddie Isles, the Youth Offending Team Manager, on how the Youth Offending Service works in Swansea. In case you don’t know, here is the service in a nutshell: Swansea Youth Offending Service is a multi-agency approach to youth offending. The staff group comprises of social workers, […]