The Community and Wellbeing Service acts as the provider of services to Welsh Government and European funded projects with the aim of Tackling Poverty.
The Welsh Governments’ aims on tackling poverty include:
Reducing poverty, especially persistent poverty amongst some of our poorest people and communities, and reducing the likelihood that people will become poor
Conwy Council, alongside all other Welsh local authorities’ act as a local service provider to deliver a number of grant funded projects with the aim of tackling poverty. As with any project, we need to achieve a considerable number of performance indicators, which include:
- Tackling poverty and material deprivation
- Tackling worklessness and raising household income
- Improving the skills of young people and families
- Improving the health and educational outcomes of children, young people and families living in poverty
The grant funded projects we currently deliver in Conwy include:
- Flying Start
- Team Around the Family
- Let’s Get Working
- Rural Families First in Llanrwst
Over the last 12 months, we have driven the quality of our delivery forward through improved and increased training and development for our staff, improving our marketing plans to ensure we are reaching out to as many individuals who requires support as possible and also being the mechanism of support for early intervention and prevention alongside greater engagement with the citizens of Conwy to ensure what we are delivering is exactly what is required. We aim to continue with this method of approach to ensure our delivery is as outcome focused as possible.
Governance is continuously improving through greater involvement and collaboration with our internal audit teams, who ensure delivery and outcomes go hand in hand.
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