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 […]

Helping to improve the lives of looked after children

A group of councillors carried out a detailed investigation into how the Council and partners provide services for looked after children.  At the end of the investigation the councillors on the Services for Looked After Children Scrutiny Inquiry Panel made 15 recommendations in their report to Cabinet which they hoped would improve the lives and experiences […]

Teaching Assistants Report goes to Cabinet

The Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Boards review of the role of teaching assistants across primary schools in Swansea is to be discussed by the Councils Cabinet on the 8th March.  The Board found that the numbers of teaching assistants employed across schools in Swansea had increased substantially over recent years, along with our […]

Child Poverty and Educational Attainment Update

The Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Board completed a review looking at child poverty and its links with educational attainment in July 2010 and have received regular updates on progress since then.  The Board at its meeting on the 23rd January will look at progress to date which will include asking questions on […]

Future delivery of adult social care

The Health Social Care & Well Being Overview & Scrutiny Board met last week to discuss the Cabinet report on the business case for a local authority trading company to deliver adult social care.  The Board has engaged with a range of stakeholders over the last 3 months to gather evidence to help them form […]

Changing the way adult social care is delivered

The Health Social Care & Well Being Overview & Scrutiny Board met yesterday to discuss how adult social care is to be remodelled to deliver more “person centred” services.  The Welsh Assembly Government’s Fulfilled Lives, Supportive Communities 2007 says of services:  Whatever their difficulty or impairment, people should be supported to have control over the life […]