Archives for August 2011

Communities First on the Agenda

The Board were keen to hear about the current Welsh Assembly consultation exercise looking at the future of Communities First from 2012 onwards and have requested that the document be circulated to the Board by email. Councillors agreed to make their comments directly to the appropriate officer by the deadline of 30th August.   Councillors […]

Children, Young People and Learning revisit Youth Support Services

The Board were pleased to receive an update giving progress with the action plan resulting from the previous Policy Boards review of Youth Support Services.  Councillors were satisfied with the progress made and congratulated the cabinet member and staff for the achievements so far.  The Board did however feel that there was still some way to […]

Our Year in Numbers

OK, so it might not be the most exciting thing you have ever read but I was working on the stats for our Annual Report 2010-11 and thought I might as well share them. Whilst we don’t want to go overboard on this, it is important to be able to show the level of activity […]

We Do Research You Know

Research is an important part of what scrutiny does and, as a team, it is a core part of our role. At a time when research resources within local councils are under pressure, research is one of the ways in which a scrutiny function can add important value.  If the right topics are chosen scrutiny can […]

Supporting Older People Review Accepted by Cabinet

Last week the Cabinet Member for Social Services accepted the Health Social Care & Well Being Overview & Scrutiny Board’s review and recommendations on supporting older people in the community. The Board made 8 recommendations in total, some key recommendations to the Cabinet member were to: Work with the Corporate Management Team to identify under usage […]