Round Table Discussions with Carers

Councillor Peter Black, convenor of the Adult Services Scrutiny Performance Panel has lead two sessions this week with Carers of Adults with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Issues, who are either in Supported Living, or are on the waiting list to go in to Supported Living. This is in preparation for the Adult Services Scrutiny […]

Brexit – Are We Prepared?

The Brexit Working Group will meet on 23 September to look at how prepared we are for Brexit as a local authority.  It is initially planned as a one-off meeting and will involve discussion with the relevant Cabinet Member and officers to gather information, ask questions and raise any concerns about the Council’s preparedness for […]

Cabinet Member Q&A: Cllr Andrea Lewis

The Scrutiny Programme committee is due to meet on 9 September and will hold a Q&A session with the Cabinet Member for Homes & Energy, Councillor Andrea Lewis. Click here if you would like to ask her any questions. 

Scrutiny Councillors focus on Services to Rural Communities

At their meeting on 17th July the Development and Regeneration Performance Panel looked at the Response and Action Plan to the Wales Audit Office Report – ‘Local Government Services to Rural Communities’. Swansea is a semi-rural authority with 60% of the land rural. However the classification of wards as rural or urban can be complex […]

Scrutiny Councillors very pleased with outcome of the Natural Environment Inquiry

In July the Cabinet Member for Delivery responded to the Natural Environment Scrutiny Inquiry. The feedback was very positive and 18 out of the 20 recommendations were approved with the remaining two only being rejected on financial grounds. Should the finances become available the remaining two recommendations will also be implemented. With the hard work […]

‘Easy Read’ – Accessible Format for Adults with Learning Disabilities

The recent Equalities Scrutiny Inquiry has highlighted the need for more accessible information about the Council’s services. For the Scrutiny Inquiry report Councillors wanted to produce an ‘Easy Read’ overview of the Inquiry’s findings and recommendations.  So we put together an outline of the document and worked with the service users at Fforestfach Day Centre […]