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Sustainable Swansea - what comes next?

The new transformation activities that will deliver the savings proposals are spread across four key priority areas.

Sustainable Swansea four key areas

1.    Transforming the Council
Delivering radical step change to the way the Council does business, through a programme of strategic and operational reviews over the coming four to five years:

  • Completing the final Commissioning Reviews for Housing and Alternative Learning Needs (ALN)
  • Continuing to implement the recommendations of previously completed commissioning reviews
  • Revisiting the options appraisal of previous commissioning reviews - particularly where the 'transformed in-house' model was agreed - in order to explore whether additional options could be implemented
  • Delivering on the year two programme of work for the four Cross-Cutting Reviews to: achieve an integrated approach to transportation; a new model for delivering services close to communities; capital investment in schools, housing and the City; and improving outcomes for the most vulnerable
  • A new programme of budget reviews, particularly across non-statutory services, in order to explore new ways of working and pilot different models of delivery including stopping, reducing, sharing or transferring functions.

2.   Enabling new ways of working through technology:

  • Delivering greater digital integration with partners particularly Social Care and Health
  • Supporting and delivering on the digital vision for city centre regeneration
  • Expanding digital channels to residents and business
  • Further expanding use of cloud and digital developments / systems
  • Continuing to embed and develop the 'digital first approach'
  • Continuing to develop the digital skills of both the workforce and residents.

3.   Ensuring the Council and its workforce are fit for the future:

  • Expanding apprentices and traineeships to build succession and skills
  • Increasing training and development at all levels of the Council including leadership
  • Continuing to deliver the organisational development changes including expansion of the innovation community
  • Focussing on equalities, including ways to close the gender pay gap.

4. Growing Swansea through capital investment:

  • Focusing on developing both the City and rural areas of Swansea through the new city centre development
  • Building new sustainable homes
  • Delivering the 21st century schools building programme.
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