The Good Practice Exchange Case Studies Library will become the 'home' for all the case studies that are routinely identified as part of Wales Audit Office work. This includes case studies from our national reports for example Improving Access to the Countryside or Delayed Transfers of Care and more local reports such as our Housing Association Inspection Reports.
Two new hospital developments in Wales are installing biomass boilers to provide heating and hot water services.
Flintshire County Council has developed a toolkit to support staff to effectively implement Agile Working. This toolkit includes a variety of tools, ranging from ‘Hints and Tips for Agile Workers‘ to more formal Agile Working Process Flows.
South Wales Probation Service (former) used staff performance appraisals to implement its Green Policy across the organisation. Divisions reduced mileage, increased recycling and reporting on their progress on implementing the Policy to the Board.
Aneurin Bevan Health Board use Automated Meter Reading as both a performance tool and an alert tool, allowing them to effectively manage consumption, respond immediately to anomalies and save money.
South Wales Police were provided with Welsh Water audits and undertook remedial actions at no cost. They have saved £10,000 per annum at South Wales Police HQ. South Wales Police's Headquarters is spread across 12 Acres and houses a diverse range of accommodation, from pre-war buildings to modern fit-for-purpose environments. The site uses an average of 13.5 million Litres of Water per annum at a cost of £38k.
South Wales Police are actively progressing an Invest to Save programme across its estate as part of its Carbon reduction and energy efficiency commitment. The latest initiative was to upgrade the Lighting in Pontypridd Police Station. The overall savings from the initiative have been estimated at £12k in reduced energy costs. The savings will be higher in subsequent years as the cost of electricity continues to rise.
This project explores the potential for public sector bodies to collaborate in the use, management and development of the property estate.
The Citizen Panel for Social Services in Wales secured the input of people who use services, carers and people with an interest in services. They fed in their views at a strategic level in the transformation agenda set out in Sustainable Social Services for Wales.
Encouraging Looked After Children and Young People to go into High Education - Bridgend County Borough Council
Bridgend County Borough Council, as part of a ‘Reaching Wider regional partnership‘, has set up programmes to encourage looked after children and young people to continue into higher education.
The ‘Education Champions‘ initiative in Denbighshire leads to direct involvement of senior officers in the support of looked after children. It raises their understanding of the issues facing looked after children and helps strengthen corporate parenting within the authority.