Posts From 2014

Community Cohesion - Hafod Housing’s Fir Tree Centre and Café 

Measuring the Economic Impact of Welsh Housing Associations
Hafod Housing Association has 96 homes in Fir Tree Drive, Treharris, with a dedicated Community Investment Team who have been working with tenants since 2002. The group has gone from strength to strength with Hafod’s support, becoming the Fir Tree... read more
 
 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  20/11/2014
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Ynys Môn Single Integrated Plan (SIP) 

We have been working on creating a single integrated plan for Ynys Môn since about March 2012. The single integrated plan is now complete and is currently out to consultation until Friday January 18th, 2013. The aim of this Plan is to improve the quality of life of local people and communities by enhancing our economic, social and environmental wellbeing over the next 12 years. The Single Integrated Plan will set out the overarching strategic vision for the Island and how different organisations and partnerships will work together to deliver the identified strategic outcomes.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  17/11/2014
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Henllan Participatory Budgeting Project 

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a ‘process for bringing together local communities to the decision-making process around public budgets. It makes new connections between residents, political representatives and local government officers’. PB can strengthen the community and voluntary sectors, focus on poorer communities, and build social capital by creating forums in which local groups can meet, negotiate and take decisions together and can enhance community cohesion as people come together and feel part of a community. Citizens can gain a better understanding of the complexities of setting budgets and choosing between competing priorities — they can be more responsible by being more aware of the resource constraints on their wishes leading to becoming active citizens not passive customers or consumers.
It is in this context that the case study reflects a PB event in the village of Henllan where the community was tasked with having a devolved budget to decide what play equipment should be provided in the local playing field.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  17/11/2014
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Isle of Anglesey Single Integrated Plan (‘Our Island – Our Future’) 

The plan sets out Anglesey’s vision and the work that needs to be done for the future of the Island (2012-2025).

On Anglesey, key partners are represented on the Local Service Board (LSB) and are committed to improving the quality of life on the Island. Creating the Single Integrated Plan has been a joint effort and has involved integrating four key plans (Community Strategy, Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Strategy, Children and Young People’s Plan and the Community Safety Plan). This new streamlined way of working will identify outcomes we want to achieve and will make a positive impact upon the lives of people living on Anglesey.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  17/11/2014
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Equality Carmarthenshire: working with the community to promote fairness 

The Equality Act 2010 sets out a number of challenges for public organisations in respect of: tackling discrimination; equality of opportunity; and the promotion of good relations between ‘equality groups’. Effective ways of engaging with equality groups need to be established to help ensure public organisations serve all sectors of the community in ways that meet their needs.

A range of representative organisations exist in Carmarthenshire, yet there was no pan-equality ‘umbrella’ grouping. This hindered the ability of groups to work with public sector organisations in setting the equality agenda. It has also made it difficult for public sector organisations when seeking the most appropriate routes for engagement.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  17/11/2014
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Health Social Care & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee Social Services Charging Task and Finish Group 

Caerphilly County Borough Councils’ Health Social Care & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee agreed to set up a task and finish review group to investigate and report on its policy on charging for non-residential social services.
The task and finish group was made up of councillors and co-opted carer group representatives who sit on the scrutiny committee. The terms of reference for the group were to consider the Welsh Governments Social Care Charges (Wales) Measure 2010 and subsequent guidance.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  17/11/2014
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Engagement work for The Carmarthenshire Environment Partnership as part of the development of the Partnership for the future 

The work that I undertake within my job, encouraging community engagement for sustainable development and raising awareness and highlighting the impacts to climate change play a major part. It is important to reach those groups that I would not normally engage with to gain their perspective and to be able to feed their views into this work.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  17/11/2014
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Winter Fair Engagement 

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service attended the Winter Fair at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells in November 2012 as it was felt that we needed to increase our engagement with the Rural Community.

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  17/11/2014
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