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Council Plan – mid-year report

Published: 21/11/2017

Flintshire County Council Cabinet members will receive a mid-year update on the Council’s progress when they meet on Tuesday, 21 November. The Council sets out its priorities every year in the Council Plan, working on overall targets to develop services and living standards across the county. Tuesday’s monitoring report provides a mid-year assessment and shows whether the Council is on track to achieve its desired impacts. Highlights achieved so far this financial year include: · Welsh Housing Quality Standards investment plan is on target, with 3,000 kitchens and 4,000 bathrooms in our housing stock having been completed over the last 3 three years. · Construction of housing stock continues with 18 affordable units completed and transferred to NEW Homes and a further 44 expected by the end of the year. · We have supported person-centred care in 16 residential homes and 2 nursing homes by providing Progress for Providers training and guidance. · We helped Flintshire households obtain additional unclaimed benefit income of £400,000. · Digital support was given to over 500 Universal Credit claimants who needed help to set up and access their accounts online. · 100% of CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) assessments were achieved within the 28 day target. · The rollout of Welsh Government’s Childcare offer is on track and set to expand. · A proactive partnership approach with Betsi Cadwalader University Hospital Board on the use of intermediate care funds has had a positive effect on ensuring a smooth transition for patients between hospital and social care services. Councillor Aaron Shotton, Leader of the Council, said: “Through our Council Plan we prioritise areas and services that are important to the community and to our residents and measure how well we are doing. Despite the continuing financial pressures, Flintshire County Council remains ambitious, innovative and determined to deliver on our priorities which include, assisting people with access to decent affordable housing, quality education, training and employment.” Colin Everett, Chief Executive of the Council, said: Performance against our priorities is good evidence of how well our Council is achieving on the things which matter most to our communities, building on the fact that we were the fastest improving Council in 2016/17, despite the unprecedented economic pressures we are currently facing.”