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.
Three local authorities have joined together to form the North West Wales Outdoor Partnership - Gwynedd County Council
In an effort to improve the health and wellbeing of people in North West Wales, and to increase the opportunities for engaging in physical activity, a partnership was formed from representatives from the outdoor sector.
A Housing Plus budget of £10,000 per area team was available to be used to enhance and sustain schemes and estates.
The Association held regular lunches for tenants receiving support. Tenants were encouraged and supported to attend the lunches, which gave them the opportunity to meet other tenants and other association staff in an informal and supportive setting.
The Office for National Statistics has benefited from developing a detailed closure timetable - Office for National Statistics
To improve its financial and management reporting, in 2006 the ONS decided to upgrade its finance function and created new posts of financial controller and financial accountant.
The Central Energy Fund (CEF) was launched in 2005 and provided over £3 million of funding to the NHS in Wales to invest in low to medium cost energy efficiency initiatives and low carbon technologies. Over the three years ofthe programme, some 149 individual schemes were supported. Together these projects identified potential annual carbon savings of 13,400 tonnes.
‘Backlog’ is the amount of repair and maintenance work needed to bring property up to certain standards of physical condition.
The NHS Wales Estates and Facilities Performance Management System (EFPMS) was set up in 2002. The system encourages a disciplined approach to data collection, dissemination and review and supports strategic decision making at both a local and national level.
Working with external organisations to secure funds for energy efficiency works - Wrexham County Borough Council
Cymru Gynnes Ltd (Warm Wales) builds upon the most successful Warm Zones Model developed at Stockton on Tees by National Grid Transco (NGT) and subsequently rolled out to Redcar and Cleveland and Newcastle upon Tyne. Warm Wales, led by NGTs Affordable Warmth Programme, started its first three-year project at Neath Port Talbot Council in 2004, then in Wrexham in 2005.
The resource centre is one of the first projects in Wales to achieve integration between primary and community NHS services, social services and the voluntary and independent commercial sectors.