Agenda item

Council Plan 2022-2027 - Quarter 1 Performance Progress Report

For the Committee to consider and comment on the Quarter 1 organisational performance and progress against the Integrated Delivery Plan.


Becky Hale, Chief Commissioning Officer (Health and Care),

Warwickshire County Council and South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (SWFT) introduced this item and gave a presentation to pull out key messages. It summarised the Council’s performance at the end of the first quarter (April-June 2022) against the strategic priorities and areas of focus set out in the Council Plan 2022-2027. This report drew out relevant areas within the Committee’s remit from that presented to Cabinet on 8th September. Sections of the report together with detailed supporting appendices focussed on:


  • Performance against the Performance Management Framework
  • Progress against the Integrated Delivery Plan
  • Management of Finance
  • Management of Risk


The report provided a combined picture of the Council’s delivery, performance, and risk. The overall performance remained strong, despite the current external environment. There were eleven key business measures (KBMs) within the remit of the Committee. Of these, nine were reportable at quarter 1, with seven of the KBMs assessed as being on track and two were not on track.


The report detailed notable performance in the broad area of ‘support people to live healthy, happy and independent lives’ area of focus. It set out expected trajectories for performance, for areas deemed more volatile than usual, as a result of the reported external factors.


There were some actions identified as ‘at risk’. These related to capital programmes and projects, linked to current inflation levels and supply chain challenges. One of the Council’s strategic risks related to adult social care and health directly (widening of social, health, and economic inequalities post pandemic). Two others related to inflation and the cost of living. The economy might impact on service provision and service demand. At the service level, two risks had been higher than target for three consecutive quarters, those being the risk of care market failure and the risk of an ongoing impact on Public Health resources from responding to Covid-19.


The presentation included slides on:

  • Introduction
  • Council Plan 2022-2027: Strategic Context and Performance Commentary
  • Performance relating to this Committee
  • Area of focus: Support people to live healthy, happy, and independent lives and work with partners to reduce health inequalities 
  • Projection
  • Integrated Delivery Plan
  • Financial performance
  • Management of risk


Questions and comments were invited with responses provided as indicated:


  • A discussion about how officers monitored and responded to the performance data. An example was provided of smoking prevalence to show the improving trajectory, but also how the data enabled more targeted activity to address known concerns in specific localities. 
  • Ensuring there were adequate care staff. It was questioned for rural areas whether the Council worked with parish councils to develop local initiatives targeted on an area. There was considerable work on community and domiciliary care around workforce retention, but officers were not aware of specific initiatives with parish councils, so would take this suggestion away for consideration.
  • An area explored was the data on opiate, non-opiate and alcohol issues. It was agreed that more detail be provided via a briefing note on the substance types and those categorised as non-opiates. The discussion included the links to criminal activity, the need for support from social care and children’s care, requiring a multi-agency response. The briefing note would include commissioned treatment services, preventative work and that undertaken by Public Health too.
  • More information was sought about the commissioned alcohol services and access points for treatment in the north of the county, so members could signpost residents to them. A comment that some people preferred to receive treatment away from their immediate locality. There were a range of commissioned services.
  • Members asked that the briefing include success rates for people accessing treatment services and comparative data for Warwickshire to the national position.


The Chair confirmed that live performance data was available through the Power BI dashboard. Members requiring any assistance with this software were asked to contact Vanessa Belton.




That the Committee notes the Quarter 1 organisational performance and progress against the Integrated Delivery Plan and comments as set out above.

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