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Caerphilly Council endorses Social Services report

Posted on : 05 Dec 2023

Caerphilly Council endorses Social Services report
Caerphilly County Borough Council has endorsed a report outlining the successes and challenges in delivering social services during the last financial year.

The Annual Report of the Statutory Director of Social Services, which was endorsed at a full Council meeting on Wednesday 29th November, reflects on performance during 2022/23 as well as outlining priorities for the future.

Key achievements delivered during the past year, outlined in the report, include:
  • The start of demolition to develop new respite houses for adults and children.
  • Two properties have been purchased to develop 2 bedded children’s homes.
  • Joint working with the health board saw the expansion of the South East Wales Shared Lives Scheme to provide a service for older adults with mental health problems.
  • The Council employed people with a learning disability to work in a community café.

Priorities for the next financial year include:
  • Continue expanding children’s residential care and supported accommodation for young people across the borough.
  • Explore opening another community coffee shop to provide more opportunities for people to learn and develop new skills.
  • Increasing the number of people employed in day opportunities projects.
  • Open an additional respite facility for children with disabilities. 

Cllr Elaine Forehead, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Care, said “The social care sector continues to face significant challenges; while we still deal with the impact of the pandemic against the backdrop of the cost of living crisis.

“I’m delighted to see that we continue to rise to the challenge in Caerphilly, finding innovative solutions to deliver people-centred services for those who need it most and I would like to place on record my thanks to all of the staff involved in delivering social care across the Council.”

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