Improvement Plan update
Flintshire County Council Cabinet members will receive an update on the
progress of the Council’s Improvement Plan when they meet on Tuesday 16
The Council sets out its priorities for improvement every year in the
Improvement 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:
· Supporting the creation of 539 new jobs in the county – 454 of them within
the Deeside Enterprise Zone (DEZ).
· Raising awareness of the Flintshire Social Enterprise Fund, which has
supported four social enterprises – Penny Smart, DangerPoint, Gladstone Library
and KIM Inspire.
· Successful delivery of the NEW Homes business plan which is supporting growth
in affordable housing.
· Llys Jasmine, the extra care scheme in Mold, is now fully occupied and has a
waiting list for apartments. A memory café has been officially launched
· The Council continues to work to help people to claim the benefits that they
are entitled to and to help manage the impact of Welfare Reform on the most
vulnerable people in the county. Since April, over 800 Flintshire households
have been supported to claim welfare benefits with a value of £1.3 million.
Households impacted by the welfare reforms were awarded discretionary housing
payments of over £140,000. Those at risk of homelessness were also helped to
manage debts totalling almost £700,000.
Councillor Aaron Shotton, Leader of the Council, said: “By monitoring the
Council’s Improvement Plan at different stages during the year, we can assess
whether we are going to hit the targets and improve services for residents. The
Council is a high performing organisation and it is through the Improvement
Plan that we prioritise areas and services that are important to the community
and to our residents.”
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.