Strategic Partnership Mid Year Review
A mid year assessment of strategic partnership working across the county will
be discussed at Flintshire County Councils Cabinet on Tuesday 16 December.
The Flintshire Local Service Board consists of leaders from a number of public
and voluntary organisations, including Flintshire County Council, Betsi
Cadwaladr University Health Board, North Wales Police and Welsh Government. The
LSB is also supported by a number of strategic partnerships, including the
People are Safe board and the Health, Well-being and Independence Board.
The LSB works to four priorities, which are:
Lead by example as employers and community leaders
People are safe
People enjoy good health, wellbeing and independence
Organisational environmental practices.
Cabinet members will discuss a mid year assessment of these four priorities.
Among the highlights so far this year have been:
· Partnership working to increase the number of apprenticeships, traineeships
and work experience opportunities across the County. Eleven local self-employed
businesses have been supported through the county’s Dragons’ Den events. The
development of the Young Entrepreneur Programme with the Flintshire Business
Entrepreneurship Network has also been supported. One indicator of the
projects’ success has been a reduction in the percentage of 18 to 24 year olds
claiming Jobseekers Allowance (from 5.7% in Summer 2013 to 3.6% in September
· A multi-agency approach has led to more people feeling confident to report
domestic abuse and sexual violence offences to North Wales Police. The Council
recently became the first local authority in North Wales to receive White
Ribbon accreditation, for its work undertaken to tackle domestic abuse.
· Successful partnership working with Citizens’ Advice Bureau to provide
personal budgeting support.
· The expansion of Flying Start in the county. Flying Start is the Welsh
Government’s flagship programme that works with families to improve the life
chances of children in some of Wales’ most disadvantaged communities. In
Flintshire, it is administered by the County Council in partnership with the
health board. The expanded programme has increased the delivery to Queensferry,
Mancot and Connah’s Quay’s Golftyn ward.
Councillor Aaron Shotton, Leader of the Council, said: “It is very pleasing to
note the excellent work that takes place across the County through the public,
private and voluntary sectors working together. This successful partnership
approach benefits our local community and we look forward to its continuing