Talking to providers about social care at home

Social Care at Home Scrutiny Panel members met with a number of providers of social care at home (aka domiciliary care) recently, to learn about the service they provide and to give the councillors a unique opportunity to hear about concerns and issues that may be affecting the current system. The Social Care at Home Panel  members were […]

Call For Evidence: Social Care at Home Scrutiny Inquiry Panel

A new scrutiny inquiry panel has started which is looking at ways in which Swansea Council and its partners can support elderly people to remain in their own homes, instead of being forced to move to residential care or nursing homes. Over the next few months the Panel will be looking into many aspects of social care at home, or domiciliary care (previously referred to […]

Do we need to improve our local parks?

Concerns were raised at a meeting in May 2013 about the attention given to the upkeep of  local parks in Swansea and it was suggested at the time that more work may need to be carried out. As a result, a working group was set up, to look at the parks service in Swansea, how these are being […]

We must inspire our young people if we want to reduce economic inactivity

Economic inactivity  is a major concern, locally, regionally and nationally. This is an issue for which there are no easy answers. If the Council and its partners are to make a difference, new approaches and new ways of working together will need to be found. It is for these reasons that a group of councillors […]

New Inquiry Panel Supports Social Care at Home

As the demand for the number of people being cared for in their own homes is increasing, this is putting more and more pressure on the Council and its partners, as they try  to meet the demand with limited resources and  staff levels. A new Scrutiny Inquiry Panel has been developed, which will look to answer […]

Check out these great ideas from schools for healthy eating

There are many great initiatives being carried out in schools to encourage children to eat healthier. We’ve heard of some examples of work carried out in Swansea, which we thought it would be good to share. Read on! In May of this year the School Meals Working Group got together to look at the quality of current school meal provision […]