City and Country of Swansea
The City and County of Swansea is the Unitary local government authority serving Swansea. The principal offices are at the Civic Centre, with other offices at Penllergaer and the Guildhall. The City & County of Swansea was established as part of the major reorganisation of local government in 1996.
Swansea SCWDP represents the social care sector within the area covered by the City and County of Swansea.
This includes social care services for adults and children amongst others. The partnership, which is led by Swansea Social Services, is made up of different key stakeholders from independent providers of social care services, the voluntary sector, or other organisations and agencies who contribute to the work of social care employers and staff.
The aim of Swansea's SCWDP is to promote the Welsh Government ethos of "One Sector, One Workforce." To help them do this, they receive a grant from the Assembly each year as a contribution towards the cost of meeting their broad aims and objectives. These are to
-improve the quality and management of social services provision through a planned approach to training
-increasing the take-up of training across the social care sector
-increase the proportion of staff across the whole social care sector with the qualifications, skills and knowledge they need for the work they do;
Staff development and training, needs to be planned, resourced, delivered and evaluated effectively. It is each individual employer's responsibility to do this. As a Partnership they aim to support and supplement what employers already provide, by organising and running some free training courses for staff working for independent or voluntary sector employers in the City and County of Swansea area. See more