New Inquiry Panel Supports Social Care at Home

As the demand for the number of people being cared for in their own homes is increasing, this is putting more and more pressure on the Council and its partners, as they try  to meet the demand with limited resources and  staff levels. A new Scrutiny Inquiry Panel has been developed, which will look to answer […]

Swansea Local Service Board – Making a Difference for Children and Young People?

Last Monday the Partnership Overview and Scrutiny Committee had a presentation on the Prevention and Early Intervention Programme which is one of Swansea Local Service Board’s four projects. The presentation was the second step in the Committee’s ongoing evaluation of whether Swansea Local Service Board is making a difference.  I have blogged before on the Committee’s first […]

Swansea Local Service Board – What Difference Does it Make?

Earlier this week the Partnership Overview & Scrutiny Committee had a close look at Swansea’s Local Service Board.  They were particularly keen to find out what difference it makes and had asked for two presentations to help them find out. This is the first one, given by yours truly, that tried to set the scene with […]

Shared Services – Making it Work for Our Council

Earlier today the Performance and Finance Overview & Scrutiny Board signed off their review of Shared Services.  This  work was started last October and conducted through a small task and finish group of councillors.  You can find the final report of the review, and the findings report detailing all the evidence collected, on our reports library page here. Why This […]

Talking to Partners about Shared Services

Earlier today councillors from the Performance and Finance Overview and Scrutiny Board held a focus group for local partners as part of their review of shared services. The focus group included people from the police, the health sector, Swansea University, Job Centre Plus and Swansea Council for Voluntary Services.   The purpose was both to learn from experiences […]

Scrutiny of the Crime and Disorder Partnership

Earlier today the Partnership Overview & Scrutiny Committee met for the first time. Whilst they are able to look at any aspects of partnership working in Swansea it is likely that they will focus mainly on the Safer Swansea Partnership and the Better Swansea Partnership. To help them decide what areas they might want to […]