The Decline in Job Opportunities for Disabled People is a Cause for Concern

The current economic climate has had a serious impact on disabled persons looking to enter into the work place, who struggle to find suitable employers at the best of times.  It forces some businesses to cut back on their resources, which greatly affects the available employment, in Swansea and throughout the rest of the UK.  This was one […]

Helping the Economically Inactive into Work and Training

The City and County of Swansea is bringing about changes in its regeneration, which is largely as a result of the  Swansea 2020 Economic Regeneration Strategy. As part of this strategy, the ‘Beyond Bricks and Mortar‘ Initiative and Charter have been created, to ensure that benefits from the developments leading up to 2020 reach our community. The Economic Inactivity Scrutiny Panel  […]

Seven Ideas for Improving School Meals

Ensuring that local children and young people receive a nutritious, balanced meal at a reasonable price is important, not only for their general health, but also because it affects how they perform in school.   A scrutiny working group has recently been looking at this issue and has come up with a number of ideas around how […]

Scrutiny Councillors Visit The Phoenix and The Canolfan Centres

Last week the Economic Inactivity Inquiry Panel members visited The Phoenix Centre, Townhill and the Canolfan Centre in Gorseinon. As with the previous site visits, the intention of visiting these two centres was to find out what work is being carried out to promote economic activity and to support the local community.   The Phoenix […]

The Economic Inactivity Panel met with Higher Education Providers & Support Services

Yesterday the Economic Inactivity Panel members met up with representatives from Swansea University, Gower College Swansea, Careers West Wales and Info-nation.  The Panel were keen to find out what what work is currently being carried out to help improve the situation in respect of economic inactivity in Swansea. It was interesting to learn about initiatives such as the Steps […]

Scrutiny Councillors Visit Two Communities First Sites

Over the last few days the Economic Inactivity Inquiry Panel members have visited two Communities First sites, to see for themselves the work that is being carried out in the community to help the most disadvantaged people in the most deprived areas. The key priority is to engage with people who are considered to be […]