Local Service Board
Your Invitation to Public Services in Pembrokeshire Day
9am to 4pm
18th January 2013
Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembrokeshire Science and Technology Park, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6UN.
This is an opportunity for groups and organisations to give their views on the future of public services in Pembrokeshire. The services are grouped under six themes - Children and Families, Economy, Environment, Health, Safeguarding and Safety and sessions will take place on each theme.
More information about how Pembrokeshire County Council, and their partners plan to provide public services under these themes will be set out in the consultation draft Single Integrated Plan for Pembrokeshire, when published (expected on the 26th November).
The Pembrokeshire Single Intergrated Plan Consultation Document and further information is now available via Pembrokeshire County Council’s website. The consultation will end on the 15th February 2013.
Further details about the Public Services in Pembrokeshire Day are available on this invitation. Please complete and return the invitation to Sarah Worby, Marketing Officer, Pembrokeshire County Council, County Hall, Haverfordwest SA61 1TP firstname.lastname@example.org 01437 775263
BY THE 14TH DECEMBER 2012.
PLEASE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HELP SHAPE PLANNING FOR PUBLIC SERVICES IN PEMBROKESHIRE.
The Invitation is also available in Welsh
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The Local Service Board
Local Service Boards (LSB) are not new organisations, but local leadership teams, bringing partners together to agree joint actions to achieve better outcomes for citizens where this depends on working across organisational structures and boundaries.
In Pembrokeshire, the membership of the Local Service Board is currently made up of the following key strategic service planning partners. The Membership may change over time as there may be a need to access more specialist advice and knowledge or to respond to changing priorities.
At August 2012, the Membership of the Pembrokeshire Local Service Board is as follows:-
Welsh Government - Kate Cassidy (Director for Communities and Social Justice)
Pembrokeshire County Council -Bryn Parry-Jones (Chief Executive) and Councillor James Adams (Leader)
Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services - Sue Leonard (Chief Officer)
Hywel Dda Health Board -Trevor Purt (Chief Executive) and Chris Martin (Chair)
Dyfed/Powys Police - Dean Richards (Chief Superintendent)
Please note that elected Police and Crime Commissioners will be in place in Wales from November 2012
Although the Local Service Board is an equal partnership of organisations, Pembrokeshire County Council has a leadership role in supporting the Local Service Board, the production of single integrated plans and in engagement and scrutiny.
The Local Service Board is supported by Ben Pykett (Pembrokeshire County Council Assistant Chief Executive), Dan Shaw (Pembrokeshire County Council Corporate Planning Manager) and Marc Forster (Partnership and Scrutiny Support Manager).
The Local Delivery Agreement (2010)
A key role for the Local Service Board is to set out priorities for future action by service planners which provide better outcomes and improve the quality of lives for citizens. During 2010, these priorities were set out in a Local Delivery Agreement
The priorities for 2010/2011 were
- Affordable housing
- Making Pembrokeshire a safer place to live – reducing crime/fear of crime
- Workforce development – linked to high value employment opportunities
- Complex care teams
- Integrated care centre (Crymych)
These priorities came out of the Resident’s Survey and from work done by the local Strategic Planning Groups. More information is available on Pembrokeshire County Council’s web site.
The Single Integrated Plan (to replace the Local Delivery Agreement)
In June 2012, the Welsh Government issued new guidance called ‘Shared Purpose- Shared Delivery’. The guidance sets out how the Local Service Board should plan for the future needs of the local community, including the documents needed to provide evidence for the single integrated plan.
Each Local Service Board - there are twenty two across Wales - is required to produce a Single Integrated Plan. The Local Service Board will decide the name of the Single Integrated Plan. Local Service Boards can produce joint plans across areas provided there is agreement to do this.
The ‘Shared Purpose- Shared Delivery’ guidance confirms that the Single Integrated Plan should reflect the needs of the local population in ways which focus on early intervention and prevention. It should draw on a strategic needs assessment and analysis to establish the needs of the community and local priorities.
The Single Integrated Plan should set out
- the long term (10-15 years) vision for the area;
- key issues, trends and local patterns of need;
- an action plan for driving improvement with priority outcomes for 3-5 years;
- information and enabling strategies including focused citizen engagement; and
- Local Service Board governance, performance management and scrutiny arrangements.
The ‘Shared Purpose – Shared Delivery’ guidance requires single integrated plans to be available for public consultation for a minimum of 12 weeks and to be in place by April 2013. The Single Integrated Plan will replace at least four existing plans and strategies (the Community Strategy, The Children and Young People’s Plan, The Health, Social Care and Well-being Strategy, and the Community Safety Partnership Plan). Once the single integrated plan has been agreed, the commitments of individual service providers should be included within their own corporate and operational plans.
Once the Single Integrated Plan is in place, the Local Service Board should monitor the progress of the plan and undertake a formal annual review and provide an annual report. The review will enable the Local Service Board to understand whether the actions within the plan are working to make better outcomes for people, whether the plan still has the right priorities and whether the processes and structures put in place to help achieve the plan are still the right ones. A more thorough review will also take place every four years.
The Annual report should include accounts of
- Progress made by the LSB member organisations towards delivery the outcomes of the single integrated plan
- The delivery of the information strategy and of engagement with people and communities
- Local Service Board governance and the procedures it has in place to manage its own performance
- The local authority (Pembrokeshire County Council) scrutiny of the Local Service Board and its member organisations (see above); and a summary of reports by the inspectorates and Wales Audit Office
- How the plan will be changed for the following year
The Role of Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS) in the Local Service Board
Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS) is the County Voluntary Council and is represented at the Local Service Board by Sue Leonard, the Chief Officer. Four officers within PAVS cover four themes and together ensure that the third sector has an effective voice in influencing the priorities and policies identified by the Local Service Board.
Email contacts within PAVS for Pembrokeshire Local Service Board themes are
Michelle Copeman (3rd Sector Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator)– for Health and Wellbeing
Julie Kirk - (Local Service Board Link Officer) - for Local Economy and Community Regeneration
Bettina Becker (Researcher) - for Environment
Lee Hind – (3rd Sector Link Officer) for Children and Young people
Or telephone 01437 769422
Local Service Board membership and minutes if all the Local Service Board meetings can be found on the Pembrokeshire County Council website.
Programme for Government, Welsh Government, 2011 and 2012 progress reports
Shared Purpose – Shared Delivery, Welsh Government, June 2012
Public Engagement in Local Government, Welsh Audit Office, June 2012
Pembrokeshire Community Plan 2010 - 25, Pembrokeshire County Council, May 2010
Practioners Manual for Public Engagement, Participation Cymru, June 2012