Scrutiny review of support for carers in Swansea completed

This week the Health Social Care and Well Being Overview & Scrutiny Board agreed its final report for the review of support for carers in Swansea.  You can read the Board’s report here.  The Board spent an intensive 3-months gathering evidence, talking to individuals and organisations involved in providing support services for carers, making visits […]

What should scrutiny be looking at?

Every year we conduct a survey to find out what people think about scrutiny in Swansea and this year is no exception. We would be really grateful if you could spend a few short minutes of your time answering a couple of questions – we promise it won’t keep you long! We are interested in […]

Support for carers scrutiny review almost finished

 The councillors have written their draft final report for the scrutiny review of support for carers in Swansea and an extra board meeting will be held next week to agree the report and its recommendations Overall the Board found that identifying carers was a challenge for all organisations that provided support services for carers; schools […]

Safeguarding Adults in Swansea

The Health Social Care and Well Being Overview and Scrutiny Board today (7th Feb) looked at the Annual Report of the Swansea Safeguarding Adults Board including reviewing the action plan and progress made. What Is A Vulnerable Adult?  –  Vulnerable adults are individuals over 18 who are or may be in need of community care […]

Crossroads Young Carers Project

The scrutiny councillors reviewing support for carers in Swansea met with the Crossroads Young Carers Project earlier today.  The councillors were impressed by the hard work of the project workers – Donna and Sarah – to reach and support young people who have a caring role.  The project offers support for young people who find […]

Scrutiny councillors quiz new director on carers

Councillors on the Health Social Care & Well Being overview and scrutiny board questioned the new director of Social Services, Phil Hodgson, and the new Head of Child & Family Services, David Howes on the issue of support for carers.  The board is currently reviewing how the Council and its partners identify and support carers, including […]