Social Care Partnership (South West Wales)
Social Care In Partnership (SW) is one of the four regional partnerships across Wales, for whom we cover the counties of Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
You can visit our full web pages, supported by the All Wales Unit web site at www.allwalesunit.gov.uk where you will find details on the Partnership - such as its structure, membership, and business pans, as well as information on funding, learning and recruitment opportunities. Our Communications page provides information to the public on the Partnership's progress via bulletins, newsletters, etc and since January 2005 the Partnership has been offering member organizations an opportunity, to advertise free of charge, social care related job vacancies.
But first, here's a brief introduction to the Partnership:
Who are we?
Following recommendations from the establishment of a Task and Finish Group on Workforce issues in Social Care in 2001, four Partnerships across Wales were set up, covering the North, Mid, South East and South West regions. Social Care in Partnership (SW) is the corporate identify taken by the Regional Social Care Partnership for South West Wales, which supports the Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire counties.
Why do we exist?
These Partnerships enable employers and other key stakeholders within the social care sector to work together to address some of the workforce retention, recruitment and development challenges that face the sector in each region.
What is the Partnerships role?
Essentially it is the Partnerships role to enhance, support and raise awareness of the social care sector within South West Wales.
How is the Partnership Structured?
As an independent, voluntary Partnership, the co-ordinator is the only full time paid member. As such they are supported by a voluntary Strategic Steering Group which meets quarterly. The Partnership's Strategic Steering Group is chaired by Mr Colin Preece, Director of Social Services, Health & Housing, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.
This Strategic Steering Group, whose composition broadly reflects the make up of the Partnership, includes representatives from local authority social services, voluntary and independent providers, ELWa, Careers Wales West and HE/FE Education.
For further information on the structure and functions of SCIP (SW) steering and task groups, please visit our web pages at www.allwalesunit.gov.uk
All Wales Partnership Relations
Although each Partnership is autonomous within its own region, the co-ordinators currently meet on a quarterly basis to share good practice and identify collaborative work on an All Wales basis.
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