Archives for October 2011

Talking about Leaving Care

Today marks the first day of a National Care Leavers Week which runs until 2nd November.  The week will see a number of events throughout the UK in order to raise awareness among public and politicians alike about the ongoing needs of care leavers, and levels of support which these young people receive when they […]

Health Social Care & Well Being Overview & Scrutiny Board

The Board meets next Tuesday, 1st November, at 10am in Committee Room 1 at the Civic Centre.  This meeting has a busy agenda and will see the Board meet the new Corporate Director (Social Services), engage with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board on the progress of the Health Social Care & Well Being Strategy,  monitor […]

Board Members out and about

 Members of the Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board have been out and about this week in Fforestfach and Morfa gathering shoppers’ views. The Board are carrying out an in-depth review into the City Centre and talking to people about whether they prefer out of town shopping to the City Centre and the reasons […]

Effective Questioning for Scrutiny: A Checklist

Effective questioning is at the heart of effective scrutiny.  For this reason it has been identified as one of the things that we want to develop and improve over the next 12 months. As a starting point we have tried to capture all of the things that the overview and scrutiny boards and committees in Swansea already do well, as […]

Future delivery of adult social care

The Health Social Care & Well Being Overview & Scrutiny Board met last week to discuss the Cabinet report on the business case for a local authority trading company to deliver adult social care.  The Board has engaged with a range of stakeholders over the last 3 months to gather evidence to help them form […]

Swansea City Centre – We want your views

Since the 2008 recession town centres around the UK have been hit with the hardest trading conditions for generations. There have been a number of high profile retailers reporting extreme financial pressures as well as the negative impact on small independent businesses.  Swansea City Centre is no different with decreasing levels of footfall over the […]