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Agenda item

Five Year Plan 2019-2024

Decision:

That the refresh of the Five Year Plan attached as at Appendix A to the report be approved.

Minutes:

The Service Lead Strategy & Performance gave a presentation on the Council’s updated Five Year Plan 2019-24.  The Cabinet was requested to recommend approval of the document to Council on 21st February 2019.

 

The plan set out the vision and priority outcomes and had been developed in close alignment to the Medium Term Financial Strategy to ensure that the strategy informed decisions about resources.  The five outcomes were unchanged but there was an increased focus in the plan on early intervention and prevention to reduce future demand for services where possible.  The plan had been developed to be evidence based, forward looking and centred on the needs of local people.

 

The Cabinet supported the greater emphasis on maximising commercial opportunities to support frontline services and contribute to the transformation programme and it was requested that appropriate indicators be identified in the performance scorecard to measure progress.  Lead Members also highlighted the importance of ensuring that this approach balanced income and community access so that facilities were well used by residents. 

 

Partnership working with other public bodies, the community and voluntary sector, businesses and other stakeholders was agreed to be critical to ensuring the effective delivery of the plan.  This was particularly important given the funding pressures locally and nationally in areas such as adult social care for which long term funding reform had been consistently delayed.

 

The Cabinet agreed to recommend approval of the Five Year Plan to Council on 21st February 2019.

 

Recommended –  That the refresh of the Five Year Plan attached as at Appendix A to the report be approved.

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