Social Services Scrutiny Panels Focus on ‘Carers Assessments’

Following discussions held last month with parents of adults with Mental Health Issues and Learning Disabilities, the Adult Services and Child & Family Services scrutiny panels have responded to concerns over ‘carers assessments’ by agreeing to hold two further focus groups earlier this week. Both Panels heard what the carer’s concerns were and looked to find […]

Supported Living Developments For Mental Health and Learning Disability Services

The Adult Services Scrutiny Performance Panel met on 24 September to discuss the report from Councillor Mark Child, Cabinet Member for Care, Health and Ageing Well on ‘ Supported Living Developments for Mental Health & Learning Disability Services’. The report included the following: A summary of the profile of supply of supported living services An […]

Scrutiny Panel to lobby Welsh Government for Stronger Enforcement & Severe Penalties for Damaging Biodiversity

Scrutiny Councillors have met on 25 September to discuss the Terms of Reference of the New Natural Environment Performance Panel and the Overview of current Council commitments in relation to this. The discussion was mainly focussed on activity over the last 3 years but Swansea Council has been doing work in relation to this for […]

Council As Prepared As It Can Be For Brexit

Scrutiny Councillors on the Brexit Working Group met on 23 September to discuss the Authority’s plans in preparation for Brexit. Councillor Peter Jones, Convenor of the Working Group will write to the Leader of the Council, Cllr Rob Stewart with the working group’s findings. Scrutiny Councillors were reassured by the information provided at the meeting […]

Scrutiny Panel discuss the benefits of Active Travel

At a recent meeting of the Development and Regeneration Scrutiny Performance Panel the Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure Management came to discuss transport plans for Swansea. The Panel heard about a range of travel projects in Swansea from active travel to air quality improvement. There was also some discussion about the potential for a […]

Introducing the Natural Environment Scrutiny Performance Panel

A new Natural Environment scrutiny panel has been established. The Panel will be responsible for ongoing monitoring of council performance in relation to the natural environment and biodiversity. The development of this panel follows the introduction of a new Corporate Priority and a scrutiny inquiry which looked at how the Council manages the natural resources […]