Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
CABINET: 3RD DECEMBER, 2012
REFERENCE FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (SOCIAL CARE AND HEALTH): 5TH NOVEMBER, 2012
“ SOCIAL SERVICES CHANGE PLAN 2011 – 2014: PROGRESS REPORT (DSS) –
Committee were advised of progress made in delivering the actions set out in the Social Services Change Plan 2011 - 2014.
The Change Plan came into effect in April 2011 and dealt primarily with those issues where a corporate approach across Council Directorates was required to deliver appropriate actions. The Corporate Management Team sponsored the Change Plan as a key programme of work and there was a formal implementation group comprising officer representatives from across the Council. Six monthly progress reports were submitted to the Corporate Management Team. Consideration of these reports by the Scrutiny Committee (Social Care and Health) and then by Cabinet was intended to allow robust monitoring and oversight.
A Change Co-ordination Group, which included external regulators, had also been developed to review the progress made with implementing the Plan and the implications for the regulatory programme for Social Services.
The fourth progress report, submitted to Corporate Management Team on 17th October, 2012 was attached to the report at Appendix 2. It contained a summary report card in respect of the overall programme and project updates for each of the seven priority areas. The report indicated good overall progress with this long term agenda for change. It also identified any delays in delivery, and included details of the work being done to complete these actions.
A request was made for a report to be brought before the Committee regarding Sub Reference CPE6 as contained within the Change Plan 'with the Vale Centre for Voluntary Services, encourage the development of Social Enterprises delivering social care services in the Vale of Glamorgan.'
(1) T H A T the progress made in delivering the actions in the Social Services Change Plan 2011-2014 be noted.
(2) T H A T the areas of concern where implementation of particular actions had been delayed, and the work being done to expedite delivery be noted.
(3) T H A T the progress report be referred to Cabinet, with a recommendation that changes to the Plan be endorsed.
Reasons for recommendations
(1&2) To provide an update on implementation of the Social Services Change Plan, in accordance with agreed monitoring mechanisms.
(3) To complete the current cycle of monitoring and to ensure robust oversight of a key strategic Plan for the Council.”
Attached as Appendix - Report to Scrutiny Committee (Social Care and Health): 5th November, 2012