Bath & North East Somerset Council
Cllr Vic Pritchard, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services and Housing
On or after 18th October 2008
Strategic Plan for Improving Health & Wellbeing in B&NES 2009/10-2011/12
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1 THE ISSUE
1.1 The Draft Strategic Plan for Improving Health & Wellbeing in Bath & North East Somerset 2009/10-2011/12 sets out the ambitions and actions that are proposed to deliver health, adult social care and housing improvements for local people in local circumstances.
The Cabinet member is asked to:
2.1 Approve the Draft Strategic Plan for Improving Health & Wellbeing in Bath & North East Somerset for the next 3-5 years.
3 FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS
3.1 The 5 year Financial Plan which supports this Strategic Plan is summarised in the Annexes and provides a balanced budget position. More detailed planning for year 1 will follow as part of the annual budget cycle for approval.
4 CORPORATE PRIORITIES
- Building communities where people feel safe and secure
- Promoting the independence of older people
- Improving life chances of disadvantaged teenagers and young people
- Improving the availability of Affordable Housing
5 THE REPORT
5.1 This strategic plan tells the end-to-end story about how the Health & Wellbeing Partnership will move from assessing the needs of our local population to delivering services that will drive improvements in health & social care outcomes.
5.2 It is a reflection of locally identified priorities that have been agreed with stakeholders and partner agencies for the coming three to five years.
5.3 This overarching strategic plan is designed to be underpinned by:
- individual delivery plans that set out how the long term local goals will be realised;
- a long-term financial plan;
- an organisational development plan;
- an annual operating plan providing the details of the key deliverables and implementation plans over the next year;
These underpinning plans are currently being developed.
5.4 The strategic plan is intended to be a living document that will change as needs, priorities and resources change and develop. As such, the plan will be refreshed annually and rewritten every three years.
6 RISK MANAGEMENT
6.1 The report author and Cabinet member have fully reviewed the risk assessment related to the issue and recommendations, in compliance with the Council's decision making risk management guidance. The Plan includes an assessment of the high level risks associated with its delivery and risk management plan.
7.1 Equalities impact assessments will be required and conducted for the individual initiatives and delivery plans outlined within this planning document. An equalities impact assessment is not required for the strategic plan itself; however within the objectives of the Plan equality and the reduction of inequalities are encouraged and endorsed.
8.1 The Strategic Plan responds to the full range of national guidance and legislation, South West ambitions and local priorities based on assessed needs and performance issues, within a balanced financial picture.
9 OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED
10.1 There have been a variety of consultation and engagement processes undertaken to inform the production of this Plan. These are detailed in Section 3 of the Plan (p26-27). The outline Plan has also been considered by the PCT Professional Executive Committee and the Overview and Scrutiny Panel though time constraints have prevented consideration of the detail, and is being considered by the PCT Board on 9th October. This plan will inform the annual service plan and the budget will be consulted on in greater depth.
11 ISSUES TO CONSIDER IN REACHING THE DECISION
11.1 The Plan is intended to have positive impacts on Social Inclusion, Customer Focus and Young People (although detailed planning for children and young people will be incorporated in the Children & Young People's Plan. The Plan also recognises potential impacts on Staff, Human Resources and Property, which will need to be addressed through the Organisational Development Plan and more detailed delivery planning stage.
12 ADVICE SOUGHT
12.1 There are no immediate legal issues to be considered, although advice will be sought on specific issues as required (eg procurement and contestability issues).
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