Annual Report of the Director of Social Services 2013-2014
The Annual Report 2013-2014 is the sixth formal report of the Director of Social Services (in Torfaen, the statutory responsibility lies with the Chief Officer, Social Care and Housing).
This sixth report also assesses the progress made since 2012-13, considering evidence from service users, carers and key partners. It also identifies priorities for further improvement.
The report, and the evidence underpinning it, will be used by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate (CSSIW) to determine their review and inspection activity in Torfaen over the next year and we continue to work alongside them to see continuous improvement in all aspects of our work.
This year’s report reflects on the challenges faced as a result of the increasing demand for services combined with the significant financial pressure facing the council as a whole and outlines how, by working more closely with other local authorities and our partners in the third sector, we are stretching scarce resources as far as possible.
While these pressures are difficult to manage, they reflect the fact that more children with complex needs are living into adulthood, frail older people are surviving longer and more adults with disabilities are being supported to live independently in the community.
This is good news for society but does place additional responsibilities upon social care departments to stretch resources even further.
The Annual Report is supported by overviews of Children’s Services 2013-2014, Adult Services 2013-2014 and Organisational Capacity 2013-2014 which provide additional information about performance and set out specific actions for the current year.
Last Modified: 02/01/2019
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