Economic Inactivity Panel

Economic Inactivity Inquiry Panel (Lead Councillor Chis Holley) An Inquiry was completed during 2013 which asked the question ‘How can the Council and its Partners reduce economic inactivity in Swansea ? ‘ The economic Inquiry Panel’s report ‘Workless not Worthless’ made a number of recommendations to Cabinet and these formally responded to in June 2014. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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  […]

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 […]