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Corporate performance on caring for you and your family

4.01.01 Participation in sports, leisure and cultural activities

Directorate: Delivery

Section: Executive Director: Delivery

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Red

Comments: 

October offered the promise of reduced restrictions and therefore greater levels of participation in leisure, sport and culture. However, the second 4 week national lockdown in November, returned the key leisure and cultural offers mostly back to a March and April position. Outdoor activities could continue as with a limited click and collect library service, along with access to PCs at designated library sites and a focus back on the home library service.
 
Although December saw lockdown lift, the council moved through the tier restrictions rapidly, until tier 4 restrictions were imposed on 20 December with a general stay at home order.

This closed South Hill Park Arts Centre, our leisure operations and reverted the library service to a very limited service.

This quarter therefore saw continued constraint on capacity and periods of closure of our services. These taken together had considerable impact on customer numbers and our general ability to meet this target.

4.01.02 Tailored support for healthy lifestyles

Directorate: People

Section: Public Health

Stage: Completed

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

Comments: 

As an ongoing consequence of the COVID-19 intervention to socially distance, many of the lifestyle services continue to make progress in moving online.

We are continuing to strengthen the generic Public Health online support with the website pages being constantly reviewed and updated to provide more information to the public during this time.

The new smoking cessation service contract continues to bed in working to make sure provision is in line with national guidance and meets our population's needs during this time.

We are now awaiting confirmation of the first quarter's performance data in terms of quitters, which will be reported in the next quarterly update.

4.02.01 Practitioners in Family Hubs supporting tier 2 mental health needs

Directorate: People

Section: Early Help and Communities

Stage: Completed

Due date: 31 July 2021

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

Comments: 

The CAMHS early intervention 'Getting Help' Team are now fully staffed and are embedded in the Early Help service family hubs and taking referrals.

A performance monitoring system is being developed across East Berkshire.

The Bracknell Local Implementation Group which has overseen the development of the Getting Help service at borough level continues to oversee the development of the new school-based Mental Health Support Team (MHST).

Recruitment is underway for the MHST and the team will start training in January 2021.

4.02.02 Local Transformation Plan for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Directorate: People

Section: Early Help and Communities

Stage: Completed

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 

Status: Green

Comments: 

Plans for the current year have largely been delivered in addition to managing a partnership response to covid to support increased demand for CAMHS services at all levels.

4.04.01 Disabled Facilities Grant policy

Directorate: People

Section: Early Help and Communities

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 December 2020

Percentage complete: 70%

Status: Green

Comments: 

A draft policy has now been produced and needs ratification through the council's decision making process.

4.05.01 Blue Mountain community and health facility

Directorate: Central

Section: Planning

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 40%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Work continues on the legal arrangements between the CCG and the council, and contract discussions with the design and build contractor, who has been selected following a procurement process.

Work on the management arrangements for the facility are ongoing with discussions continuing between the council and Binfield Parish Council.

4.06.01 Libraries engaged in the development of new community facilities

Directorate: Delivery

Section: Customer Experience

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 25%

Status: Green

Comments: 

The new library facility provides extended opening hours through Open+ technology, and is now open 59.5 hours per week longer than the old Library.

Five of the Borough's Libraries now have extended opening hours with Open+ technology, with a combined increase in opening hours of an additional 232.5 hours per week.
 
In addition, Bracknell Library is hosting community events that were previously held in Coopers Hill. There has been a vast increase in the diversity of events, including yoga, pilates, exercise classes and meditation sessions for adults and children.
 
The feasibility of hosting a pop-up Post Office in Crowthorne Library is also being considered, but is dependent on permission being received from the property owner

4.06.02 New Community Hubs

Directorate: Central

Section: Transformation and Engagement

Stage: Completed

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Warfield community hub - work continued regarding the land covenants and a pre-application was received from the developer to the north of the site, who will be providing the access road for the proposed community hub.

Crowthorne community hub - CALA Homes took over from L&G as the contractor and confirmed that the community hub build would be completed early in 2021. Discussions continued regarding the commuted sum from CALA Homes to CPC.

4.07.01 Family hub services expansion and development of multi-disciplinary teams

Directorate: People

Section: Early Help and Communities

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 60%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Family hubs are established with a range of professionals co-located and forming multi-disciplinary teams. This now includes family workers, youth workers and Education Welfare Service officers employed through the councils, as well as staff employed through health - tier 2 mental wellbeing practitioners and health visitors.

Midwifery also deliver services from the hubs.

COVID has resulted in largely virtual working in recent months. There is further work to build on and optimise the benefit of the model.

4.08.01 Family Safeguarding Model implementation

Directorate: People

Section: Children's Social Care

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 25%

Status: Green

Comments: 

The Family Safeguarding Model has been successfully embedded in part of Children's Social Care. 

Therefore, in order to have a systemic impact, it has been decided to broaden the model to include D&A and CSST, which will take up to another year.

The model has been sustained for another year up to March 2021 and the York Evaluation will be publicised this year.

4.08.02 Youth offending service review

Directorate: People

Section: Children's Social Care

Stage: Completed

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Self assessment has been undertaken in line with the national standards. The YOT is now part of the CSC QA programme and there will be a peer review undertaken in 2020 to 2021

4.09.01 Heathlands residential facility

Directorate: People

Section: Mental Health and Out of Hours

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 15%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Heathland's is now progressing and the build is underway. We are progressing the delivery model.

4.09.02 Secure planning permission and commence enabling work at Heathlands

Directorate: Central

Section: Finance

Stage: Completed

Due date: 31 June 2020

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Planning permission secured and contracts for construction nearing completion.

4.09.03 Appropriate structure for a joint venture company for the Heathlands facility

Directorate: Central

Section: Finance

Stage: Parked

Due date: 30 September 2020

Percentage complete: 70%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Currently no expected need for joint venture approach, subject to procurement of provider.

4.10.01 Promotion of volunteering for grounds maintenance at the cemetery and crematorium

Directorate: Delivery

Section: Contract Services

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments: 

All existing volunteers have remained on standby throughout the period. Approaches were scheduled to be made to invite them back to duties but the continued need to keep the Hall of Remembrance closed and to maintain social distancing between work colleagues as a consequence of COVID has prevented their re-introduction.

4.10.02 Leisure, libraries and arts services used for social prescribing

Directorate: Delivery

Section: Customer Experience

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 50%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Discussions have begun with the Social Prescribing service to make them aware of the services offered by libraries that could support their objectives.

The Home Library Service has extended its operation by over 500% during the COVID pandemic, providing much needed contact, support and leisure activities to isolated residents.

4.10.03 Social prescribing and primary prevention programmes

Directorate: People

Section: Public Health

Stage: Completed

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

Comments: 

The social prescribing service continues to support individuals during the pandemic through remote contact. It is being publicised in COVID communications to the general public.

The service is currently reviewing need against current provision and the evidence base and best practice to develop a plan to grow the service reach.

4.11.01 Arts and culture activities available through libraries

Directorate: Delivery

Section: Customer Experience

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 25%

Status: Green

Comments: 

The Library Service organises events throughout the year, including a theatre performance of 'Connie's Colander' in Bracknell Library, to raise awareness of dementia, live performances of music recitals by several different quartets, in addition to regular film groups, art classes, creative writing groups, book groups and an annual craft fair.

4.11.02 Schools service level agreement for PE

Directorate: People

Section: Education and Learning

Stage: Completed

Due date: 31 July 2020

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

Comments: 

We have had very high levels of commitment from Bracknell Forest Primary Schools this year with all schools purchasing one of two levels of service level agreement.

15 schools upgraded to the premium level service.

Every possible element of the agreement has been delivered to a very high standard. 

Feedback from the Headteacher reference group is positive and importantly the feedback from the young people has been extremely impressive.

This year has shown an increase in schools attendance - every school in the borough has attended 8 or more events, activities or CPD over the year which is an increase on prior years.

4.12.01 Suitable Natural Green Space (SANG)

Directorate: Central

Section: Natural Estate

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 50%

Status: Green

Comments: 

SANG creation and management in place through pump priming and is ahead of anticipated demand.

4.12.02 Improvements for open spaces

Directorate: Central

Section: Natural Estate

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 10%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Planning stages in progress. Implementation likely to be COVID affected.

4.13.01 Civilian Military Partnership

Directorate: Central

Section: Transformation and Engagement

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2021

Percentage complete: 25%

Status: Green

Comments: 

The partnership continue to liaise regarding the Civilian Military Partnership (CMP) action plan and any issues arising from the plan.

The CMP were due to meet in March but this has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

4.13.02 Armed forces policy for children looked after

Directorate: People

Section: Children's Social Care

Stage: Completed

Due date: 30 April 2020

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

Comments: 

There is now a policy in place and all decisions for children looked after to join the armed forces will be through a panel including the Assistant Director and Head of Service.