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Agenda and minutes

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Disclosures of Personal and Prejudicial Interests.


In accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the City & County of Swansea, no interests were declared.


Minutes. pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To approve & sign the Minutes of the previous meeting(s) as a correct record.


Resolved that the Minutes of the Poverty Reduction Policy Development Committee held on 23 January 2019 be approved and signed as a correct record.


Presentation - Swansea Working & City Deal.


Rachel Moxey, Head of Poverty & Prevention and Elliott Williams, External Funding Manager provided a joint presentation on Swansea City Regeneration and Swansea Working.


Details provided included: -


·         City Regeneration Programme;

·         Key Priority Sites;

·         Private Sector leg progress / proposals to date;

·         Kingsway Public Realm;

·         Benefits of City Centre Regeneration Programme & Investments;

·         Swansea Working – Organisations and Regeneration.


The Committee asked questions of the Officers who responded accordingly.  Discussions centred around the following: -


·         Job vacancies being filled by local people, identifying the skills gap and matching the provision to enable skills;

·         Impact – having a better environment and general wealth;

·         Getting the unemployed / lower paid to the next level / employed and better trained;

·         Focussing upon harder to reach people;

·         Organisations purchasing property in the Kingsway area and improving some older buildings in the area.


Resolved that: -


1)    The contents of the presentation be noted;

2)    The presentation be circulated to the Committee.


Presentation - Extended Childcare.


Allison Williams, Family Resource Manager provided a presentation on Extended Childcare.


Details provided included: -


·         The Childcare Offer for Wales;

·         Introduction;

·         Grants in Swansea;

·         What is the Childcare Offer?

·         Our approach;

·         What is available, Capital & ;

·         Additional Learning Needs;

·         Figures to date / Breakdown of Applications from Postcode;

·         Next Steps.


The Committee asked questions of the Officer who responded accordingly.  Discussions were on the following: -


·         Set costs and lessons learned from the model used in England;

·         How the scheme supports working parents;

·         The huge amount of work completed by staff;

·         Selection of successful Wards in Swansea;

·         Reasons why some Wards were unsuccessful.


Resolved that: -


1)    The contents of the presentation be noted;

2)    The presentation be circulated to the Committee.


Work Plan 2018-2019. pdf icon PDF 105 KB


Rachel Moxey - The Chair presented an updated Work Plan 2018-2019.


Resolved that the contents of the report be noted.


Rachel Moxey - Head of Poverty & Prevention


The Chair, on behalf of the Committee thanked Rachel Moxey, Head of Poverty and Prevention for her work with the Committee and wished her well in her new role with Pembrokeshire County Council.


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