We have delivered
To continue work on our housing renewal programme, building 1,000 new homes, improved open spaces and community facilities in Church Street, Paddington Green, Tollgate Gardens, Ebury Bridge and Westbourne Green. 1,000 local people will be involved in developing the programme for these renewal areas.
To continue to work creatively in partnership with the voluntary sector to deliver services such as community transport and befriending.
To ensure that every vulnerable person’s service from the Council is as streamlined and supportive as possible.
To embed our Social Care Charter across all adult services and work closely with Healthwatch and Advocacy Plus to get feedback from service users.
To develop residential care of the type and quality fit for the 21st century, particularly nursing and extra care sheltered accommodation so that residents do not have to move out of the borough to find the support they need unless they wish to. Different types of care on one site will mean people can stay in the same community even when their needs escalate. Initial sites include Beechcroft, Carlton Dean and Westmead.
To help people with support needs into employment by working with the Supported Employment Network which brings together the Council, the NHS, employers and other relevant bodies.
To place tackling domestic abuse at the heart of our work with families and to tackle violence against women and girls.
To provide a homecare service that is focussed on the user with continuity of carer, flexibility and choice at its heart. To introduce electronic monitoring across all homecare providers to ensure our standards are met.
To ensure that all new children with an adoption plan will be placed with their adopters within 12 months.
To support 100 homeless households to set up their own business.
To continue to work with our young people in and on the edge of gangs to ensure they have a safe passage and support out of their destructive lifestyle and continue our successful Your Choice gang exit programme.
To continue to integrate Health and Adults Social care to reduce hospital admissions and time spent in hospital and consequently improving the quality of life of patients.
To reduce the number of adolescents coming into care.
To build on programmes such as the Buddy outreach team to find creative ways to persuade people away from sleeping on the streets.
To introduce a new programme to work with communities to tackle female genital mutilation.
To ensure that children in care are placed more locally in foster care.
To increase the numbers of care leavers that move into education, training or employment.
To improve the independence of young people with learning difficulties and special educational needs by ensuring 30 have a joined up educational and health plan, 12 are trained to travel to school independently and provide additional educational support to 10 young people to help them into employment.
To invest £2m into a new stop smoking service with a target of 3,000 quitters per year with 75 per cent living in the most deprived wards in order to tackle this leading cause of preventable death in Westminster.
To keep services to carers as a top priority and build on the Carers’ Awards which recognise the contribution of those who provide unpaid care to family, friends and neighbours.
To tackle more effectively the different issues faced by different types of rough sleeper and develop a hot spot team to work with police to prevent hot spots of rough sleeping building up.
To ensure that 50 pe cent of families on the Troubled Families programme resolve their offending, antisocial behaviour and poor school attendance.
To continue to tackle social isolation for our senior citizens through initiatives such as Silver Sunday, free events such as the Tea Dance and Music Hall performance and hundreds of activities at our four Hubs.
To build on the success of our dementia centre by introducing early evening sessions to increase access.