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					Appendix 3: LAA 2008/09 - Quarterly Performance Report (summary)



Strategic Group: Children and Young People

                                            Q1     Q2     Q3
                                   2007/0                                                        2009/1 2010/1
PI                                        2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                 Q4 2008/09                      RAG               Recent
          Description                8                                                             0      1                             Commentary
                                             9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                  Status     Trend
                                    Value     Value      Value     Value     Value     Target     Target    Target
NI 117 LAA Reward Target            5.52%     5.74%     9.90%      6.00%     6.20%      6.35%     5.70%       N/A                          See comments below
LAART3 3: 16 to 18 year olds
SC     who are not in
       education,
       employment or
       training (NEET) LAA
       Reward Target 3
       (Solihull Scorecard)
The level of NEET is being maintained and Quarter 4 is well within the forecast, given the economic downturn this is an excellent achievement though maintaining this progress will
become increasingly difficult over the next year. A range of delivery plans and an extensive contact strategy are in place to ensure that resources are directed to the areas of need.
Negotiations are ongoing with the Work based Learning Network to provide some additional NEET provision over the summer period. There is also a September Guarantee Plan in place
to ensure that 16 yrs & 17 yrs old know that they are entitled to an offer of an appropriate place in education or training. However, we do need to be aware that the more young people
are likely to choose these options because of the recession, commissioning bodies, Children & Young Peoples Trust, LA and LSC will need to work together to ensure that levels of
provision are available. There has been an increase in the numbers of not known young people, although this is slightly higher than we would like it does fall into the usually pattern as
young people begin to leave school/college & work based learning.

Please note: A letter was sent out by Beverley Hughes, Minister of State for Children & Young People & Families dated 26 March 09 sharing information about the national picture re:
                                                                                                                          th



young people in NEET, the figures quoted in the letter are based on the 3 month period of Nov 2008 – Jan 09. Solihull’s figures were NEET 6.0%, and Not Known 3.2%, both of are well
within our targets.

PWC Benchmarking Information
Solihull is ranked 26th out of 62 local authorities, 1st out of 13 Mets and 5th out of 9 members in our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure(Source: PWC Benchmarking
club – 2008-09 End of Year Data).




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                                             Q1     Q2     Q3
                                    2007/0                                                                2009/1 2010/1
PI                                         2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                        Q4 2008/09                       RAG             Recent
          Description                 8                                                                     0      1                           Commentary
                                              9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                          Status    Trend
                                     Value        Value       Value       Value       Value     Target    Target   Target

LAA       Local Indicator -            66           25          50           87       121         100      150         200                      See comments below
LOC1      Number of CAF
          assessments
          completed
          (cumulative for
          year)
Target met and exceeded. Work ongoing to meet 09/10 target. CAF Coordinators to be made permanent.
Continuing to work with schools, also this year focussing on Health Visitors and Children’s Centres.

Age of Child               Unborn             0yr         1yr         2yrs     3yrs     4yrs      5yrs    6yrs     7yrs      8yrs   9yrs   10yrs    11yrs     12yrs    13yrs    14yrs


Number Assessed            0                  4           2           1        6        9         4       2        6         11     7      9        11        19       25       2

Age of Child               15yrs              16yrs       17yrs

Number Assessed            1                  1           1


Work ongoing to meet 09/10 target:

CAF Coordinators to be made permanent. Continuing to work with schools, also this year focussing on Health Visitors and Children’s Centres

NI 54     Services for                 N/A        N/A           N/A          N/A             57 (out of 100)           TBC                      See comments below
LAA       disabled children                                                                 2009/10 baseline

DCSF (Department for Children, Schools and Families) methodology finalised in late 2008/09 and survey carried out in early 2009/10. Targets to be determined as part of 2010 LAA
refresh exercise.
The DCSF have just published the results of the total score for the baseline survey for NI 54 (Services for Disabled Children) for England and for the 30 authorities which have NI 54 in
their LAA. Solihull is included in the stats.
So far only the total score for the baseline has been published. The scores for the 15 subindicators from which the total is calculated will be published on 10th June.
Solihull’s total score is 57 out of 100 compared with England of 59 and the other 29 authorities ranging from 55 to 65. (A higher score indicates a higher degree of parental
satisfaction with services for disabled children.)
The score is based on a survey sent by an independent company to a sample of parents receiving disability living allowance or identified via the benefits system, so they are not
necessarily clients of the authority. The survey covers five elements (information, transparency, assessment, participation and feedback) for each of the three service sectors
involved (Health, Social Care and Education). The score for each of those 15 subindicators is the percentage of parents with experience of those services in the last 12 months who
had an acceptable experience. The overall score is the average of the subindicator scores.
To ensure parental satisfaction is a priority for Solihull, a multi-agency review of the various evaluations / statutory reviews / consultations / collation of parents’ views is to be
undertaken to identify how views are being / will be used to inform services for disabled children & young people. This will be taking place next quarter.




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                                             Q1     Q2     Q3
                                    2007/0                                                             2009/1 2010/1
PI                                         2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                  Q4 2008/09                          RAG          Recent
          Description                 8                                                                  0      1                        Commentary
                                              9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                     Status   Trend
                                     Value      Value     Value      Value      Value     Target       Target   Target

In terms of activities in the Delivery Plan for this measure, progress in the last quarter includes:
-   Consultation undertaken with children & young people in what they would like in terms of short breaks, active involvement and inclusive childcare.
-   Consultation completed with approximately 50 parents in relation to short breaks (achieved through various groups and forums).
-   Early support ‘training for trainers’ was completed and consortium developed to provide on-going training as required, including 2 hour ‘introduction’ to Early Support (ES)
-   Parent workshops for ES have begun and parental group developed in the North of the borough
-   Disabled Children Accessing Child Care project management capacity agreed and implemented.
-   Training for child care providers developed and multi-agency group identified to deliver training
-   Increase capacity funded in year for autism team at Meadows Centre to address increasing waiting list and times

NI 69     Children who have           N/A        N/A        N/A        N/A       44.3% (result)        42.4%    40.6%                      See comments below
LAA       experienced
          bullying

Quarter 4 update: Separate report being presented to the CYP Trust Board by lead officer to share current progress and update on Anti-bullying Action Plan along with
this update.
This measure is around reducing the number of children and young people saying they have experienced bullying which is an indication of how the local authority is working with partner
to tackle problems. NI 69 specifically uses the Tell Us survey however, we are also including HRBQ (Health Related Beahviour Questionnaire) as a further measure.

Progress includes:-
Baseline and targets have been revised following discussions with GOWM around the complex methodology of calculating the baseline using the Tellus survey. Target now set to reduce
from 44.3% to 42.4 % by 2009/10 and down to 40.6% by 2010/11.
Next steps on Action Plan 2008/9 (see separate report to Board for more detail)
    Information for parents/carers of 7 to 18 years olds- to be distributed via schools by April 2009. Young Voice to be contacted to draft print a document.

Other opportunities 2008/9 –
    Wussup Magazine for young people aged 10 and 11 years old across Solihull– Spring Edition dedicated fully to Anti-bullying. All members of the ABBA Practitioner Group and young
     people to contribute.
     Publicity of Anti-bullying messages to be included on Free Bookmarks for Children and Young People.
     Solihull’s Education settings will receive information and encouraged by Mo Bham to participate in a Department for Children, Schools and Families/Goldsmiths University of
      London - Anti-Bullying Interventions Research (2008-10). All primary, secondary, special, PRUs (Pupil Referral Units) and Independent Schools will receive a questionnaire to
      complete during January/February 2009.

PWC Benchmarking Information
Solihull is ranked 7th out of 64 local authorities; 5th out of 13 Mets and 1st out of 9 members in our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking
Club 2008-09 End of Year Data).




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                                            Q1     Q2     Q3
                                   2007/0                                                        2009/1 2010/1
PI                                        2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                 Q4 2008/09                      RAG             Recent
          Description                8                                                             0      1                           Commentary
                                             9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                Status     Trend
                                    Value      Value     Value      Value     Value     Target   Target    Target

NI 110    Young people’s             N/A        N/A       N/A        N/A       68.4% (result)    75.0%     80.0%
LAA       participation in                                                                                                                   
          positive activities
Targets agreed with GOWM:
Systematic data gathering /sharing in place to establish local Solihull baseline for 2008/2009

Local Proxy measures include:
    Data gathering to take place twice per year as proxy measure in order to establish if on target
     Ensure Positive Activities delivery plan milestones are met

PWC Benchmarking Information
Solihull is ranked 46th out of 66 local authorities, 5th out of 13 Mets and 6th out of 9 members in our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking
Club 2008-09 End of Year Data).




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Strategic Group: Children and Young People; Healthier Communities

                                           Q1     Q2     Q3
                                  2007/0                                                         2009/1 2010/1
PI                                       2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                Q4 2008/09                        RAG            Recent
          Description               8                                                              0      1                          Commentary
                                            9      9      9
Code                                                                                                               Status     Trend
                                   Value     Value     Value      Value     Value    Target      Target   Target
NI        Obesity in primary       14.5%       N/A       N/A       N/A       14.1% (result)      14.2%    14.3%                         2008/09 target achieved. Letters have been
56(ix)    school age children                                                                                                           sent out, regarding the school measurement
LAA       in Year 6 (% of                                                                                                               programme to all headteachers. These have
          children who have                                                                                                             been signed by Stephen Munday and Phillip
          been recorded who                                                                                                             Moss.
          are obese)                                                                                                                    The National Data tool is now available at
                                                                                                                                        www.ncmp.ic.nhs.uk.
NI        Obesity in primary       71.0%       N/A       N/A       N/A        81% (result)                                              These measures should enable schools to be
56(x)     school age children                                                                                                           better informed about the programme.
LAA       in Year 6 (coverage                                                                                                           Extra data input hours have been obtained for
          of Body Mass Index                                                                                                            Public Health to facilitate accurate inputting of
          Survey)                                                                                                                       NCMP (National Child Measurement
                                                                                                                                        Programme) data.

                                                                                                                                        For NI 56(xi) Solihull is ranked 5th out of 49
                                                                                                                                        local authorities, 1st out of 6 Mets and 1st out
                                                                                                                                        of 6 members in our CIPFA comparator group
                                                                                                                                        of authorities (Source: PWC Benchmarking
                                                                                                                                        Club 2008-09 End of Year Data).

Strategic Group: Children and Young People; Safer Communities

                                           Q1     Q2     Q3
                                  2007/0                                                         2009/1 2010/1
PI                                       2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                Q4 2008/09                        RAG            Recent
          Description               8                                                              0      1                          Commentary
                                            9      9      9
Code                                                                                                               Status     Trend
                                   Value     Value     Value      Value     Value    Target      Target   Target
NI 19     Rate of proven re-        N/A         1        24        30         30        84        107      102                          See comments below
          offending by young
          offenders
The national target to be achieved by 2011, is a 10% reduction in offending, based on the 2005 cohort return. It is planned to achieve this progressively year on year with a 2%, 3%
and 5% reduction over the three year period. This is quite a stretch target, given the current baseline as well as predictions of increasing crime rates within the current economic
downturn. However, set against this is the significant developments across education and children’s services, as well as within the Integrated Youth Support Service.
Baseline drawn from 2005 cohort = Frequency rate per 100 offenders was 113 re-offences.

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                                            Q1     Q2     Q3
                                   2007/0                                                        2009/1 2010/1
PI                                        2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                 Q4 2008/09                      RAG               Recent
          Description                8                                                             0      1                             Commentary
                                             9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                  Status     Trend
                                    Value     Value      Value     Value      Value     Target    Target    Target

Targets for the next three years: 2008/09 2% reduction Target 111 re-offences per 100 offenders, 2009/10 3% reduction Target 107 re-offences per 100 offenders, 2010/11 5%
reduction Target 102 re-offences per 100 offenders.
Therefore the target remains at this stage on track, although please bear in mind that it is a cumulative count and there was a significant increase in offending between the first and
second quarter, July to September as opposed to October to December. Please also note the final years data will not be available until the end of July 2009.

PWC Benchmarking Information
Solihull is ranked 16th out of 24 local authorities, 4th out of 6 Mets and 2nd out of 4 members in our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking
Club 2008-09 End of Year Data).




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Strategic Group: Healthier Communities

                                             Q1     Q2     Q3
                                    2007/0                                                          2009/1 2010/1
PI                                         2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                  Q4 2008/09                       RAG               Recent
          Description                 8                                                               0      1                             Commentary
                                              9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                    Status      Trend
                                     Value     Value      Value     Value      Value       Target   Target    Target
LAA       LAA Reward Target         27.0%      32.0%      28.0%     37.2%     Reported     38.2%    46.6%       N/A                           See comments below
RT05b     5b: % of babies                                                     3 months
          born to mothers                                                     in arrears
          who are
          breastfeeding at 6-8
          weeks of age
          (cumulative for the
          year)
Data quality issues
Data Quality issues have now been addressed and the improvement in the breastfeeding rate is observed. The coverage rate which is monitored by the SHA is now on target at 92 %
from 70 %( target 85%).However for Q4 the coverage rate is 85% which means there is still 15% of data missing. This is due to the indicators used which has meant that some infants
have not yet had the 6-8 check so are recorded as advised. This means they are still waiting for the check by the GP who records the feeding status. Some infants in Solihull are not
seen by the GP until 10 weeks therefore they are not included in the Data. This will need to be addressed with the GP’S.

Low activity areas
Further work is planned in the areas identified as having low breastfeeding activity.
 For the year 2008/09 the breastfeeding rate at 6-8 weeks is 22% for the North of the borough and 50% for the South. Therefore Strategies specific to the North are being developed.
The SCT health shop( YOU+) in Chelmsleywood shopping centre will have a breastfeeding team based there and will provide breastfeeding promotion ,information and support to
pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. The aim is to reach those women who are not engaging in our breastfeeding services,
Breastfeeding Strategy and initiatives
The initiatives which are listed in Quarter 3 Commentary are evidence based and supported by NICE guidelines. However the impact of these will not be evident immediately.
Health visitors, Midwifes and practice nurses will be invited to attend the SCT Public health module- Empowering for health. Front line staff will gain skills and knowledge to help facilitate
health behaviour change. Breastfeeding is a choice and based on multifaceted issues such as exposure to breastfeeding, attitudes, knowledge and culture. The Solihull Breastfeeding
strategy aims to support a positive breastfeeding attitude to overcome the bottle feeding culture that is evident in areas of Solihull.

Benchmarking:-
Benchmarking data is available for part b) of this measure. Solihull is ranked 18 th out of 31 local authorities, 4th out of 9 Mets and 5th out of 7 of our CIPFA comparator group authorities
for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking Club – 2008-09 End of Year Data).




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                                            Q1     Q2     Q3
                                   2007/0                                                         2009/1 2010/1
PI                                        2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                  Q4 2008/09                      RAG               Recent
          Description                8                                                              0      1                             Commentary
                                             9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                     Status   Trend
                                    Value      Value     Value      Value     Value     Target     Target       Target

LAA       LAA Reward Target          98.7      104.1     118.8      136.0     149.4      150.0     180.0         N/A                     See comments below
RT6 SC    6: Direct Payments

At the end of quarter four the number of people receiving a direct payment has risen to 242 from 217 at the end of quarter three. Having been rated as red between Quarter 3 of
2007/08 and Quarter 2 of 2008-09, performance is now narrowly outside the target for 2008-09 with significant improvements being made in recent quarters.
The most dramatic increase has been seen within the learning disability client group with a rise from 22 clients to 54 by the year end. The age band split is as follows:
18-64    – 139 clients
65-74    – 23 clients
75-84    – 43 clients
85+       – 37 clients
PWC Benchmarking Information:-
Solihull is ranked 11th out of 19 local authorities and 3rd out of 5 Mets for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking Club – 2008-09 End of Year Data).
NI 39     Rate of Hospital            N/A       N/A       N/A        N/A       N/A       1323       1409        1459                     See comments
LAA       Admissions per
          100,000 for Alcohol
          Related Harm
The focus of this quarter has been about gathering intelligence about alcohol related admissions in Solihull.

The NI39 information via the agreed national source (NWPHO, North West Public Health Observatory) remains out of date. A ‘rough & dirty’ alternative has been obtained from local
HES data. Analysis has revealed the distribution of alcohol related admissions in Solihull; this information suggests that the corrective actions commenced are appropriate.


Key findings & Actions:
    23% of ARHAs had a length of stay = 0. 40% of ARHAs had a length of stay = 0 or 1.
    A part-time hospital-based alcohol liaison nurse is being piloted to target ARHAs. She signposts patients to alcohol services in primary care and community services; this should
     reduce the frequency with which some of these patients are admitted. This work will be evaluated for progress and impact.
    74% of ARHAs are due to conditions as varied as hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiac arrhythmias and epilepsy. This means that a broad population approach will be
     required to identify these patients for intervention.
    26% of ARHAs are due to alcohol-specific conditions; which the largest group was mental & behavioural conditions (72%). Further work will be required to explore what, if
     anything, can be done to reduce these ARHAs.
    A breakdown of all ARHAs by ward and by general practice has been obtained; this will underpin a development of a programme of health promotion, screening and brief
     intervention therapy in primary care.




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                                            Q1     Q2     Q3
                                   2007/0                                                          2009/1 2010/1
PI                                        2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                  Q4 2008/09                       RAG               Recent
          Description                8                                                               0      1                             Commentary
                                             9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                    Status     Trend
                                     Value     Value      Value     Value      Value     Target    Target     Target

NI        All-age all cause         508.50     500.00    487.00     506.00    509.20     518.00     505.00    493.00                          See comments
120a      mortality rate -
LAA       Overall
The 3 wards with the highest mortality figures for persons are Fordbridge, Chelmsley Wood and Smiths Wood which all have rates over 669 deaths per 100,000 population. The 3 wards
with the highest mortality figures for males are Fordbridge, Smiths Wood and Chelmsley Wood which all have rates over 849 deaths per 100,000 population. The 3 wards with the
highest mortality figures for females are Fordbridge, Olton and Bickenhill which all have rates over 552 deaths per 100,000 population.
The 3 wards with the lowest mortality figures for persons are Packwood, Knowle and St Alphege which all have rates of less than 383 deaths per 100,000 population. The 3 wards with
the lowest mortality figures for males are Packwood, Shirley East and Bickenhill which all have rates of less than 439 deaths per 100,000 population. The 3 wards with the lowest
mortality figures for females are Knowle, Packwood and St Alphege which all have rates of less than 325 deaths per 100,000 population.
Longer term trend analysis suggests that the targets will be achieved; it should be noted that a wide range of improvements/service developments across the Partnership are likely to
impact on overall levels of mortality and life expectancy.

Specific action that is currently being undertaken includes:
Targeted vascular screening is already in place in 5 out of 11 practices in North Solihull and 3 further practices in the North will start to deliver targeted vascular screening by end of
April 09. Remaining 3 practices in the North will deliver targeted screening by October 2009.
An Integrated Healthy Lifestyles Strategy is being developed to implement a local wellbeing and prevention service, engaging with stakeholders in development of the specification.
Service Level Agreements are either specifically focused on addressing health inequalities i.e. SLA for Hosting Health Trainer Service for Solihull (Health trainer Co-ordinator starting in
post in May, Health trainer posts are currently being advertised), or as in the case of Walking for Health or DocSpot (Solihull GP Exercise on Referral Scheme) have specific targets for
addressing health inequalities and/or reaching priority groups.

Work on developing other programmes of activity taking into account the need to develop targeted, sustainable health promotion programmes to reduce health inequalities and access
‘hard to reach’ groups e.g. development of SHINE (Stay Healthy Improve Nutrition & Exercise) SwimSolihull, DanceSolihull and Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase IV) programmes.
A ‘one stop shop for health advice’ is being developed in Chelmsley Wood and will be open to the public by summer 2009.
NI        All-age all cause           720       622        600        619       600        618       604        590                           See commentary for NI 120a above.
120b      mortality rate -
LAA       Males
NI 123    Stopping smoking           1626       260        482        676      1100       1240       1263      1287                           See comments
LAA(i)    (number of self
          reported 4 week
          smoking quitters)
The number of quitters reported to date is not representative of the total number of quitters who will have actually quit during this period. The reason for this is that all providers
(Pharmacy; Primary Care and the Specialist Service) do not submit data until clients have been followed up at 4-week post quit date. Therefore the outcome for those setting a quit
date in March for example would not be available until the beginning of May at the earliest. We are also still receiving outcomes on those who have set quit dates earlier in the year.
On average at least 40% of smoking cessation activity is achieved in the period between January and March. Additional services were put into place to cope with the demand during this
busy period and total outcome for this extra activity will not be available for several weeks yet.
It is anticipated that the target of 1240 successful quitters will be achieved once all data has been submitted.




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                                           Q1     Q2     Q3
                                  2007/0                                                        2009/1 2010/1
PI                                       2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                 Q4 2008/09                      RAG               Recent
          Description               8                                                             0      1                             Commentary
                                            9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                 Status     Trend
                                    Value     Value     Value     Value      Value    Target     Target    Target

NI 125    Achieving                  N/A       N/A       N/A        N/A           79.5%           TBC        TBC
                                                                                                                                          See comments below
LAA       independence for
          older people
          through
          rehabilitation/inter
          mediate care
The purpose of this indicator is to determine whether the services the client received have helped them to return home. 91 days after the referral date the client should be contacted by
phone to ask whether they are back at home. The calls will be made during January, February and March, after which the results will be compiled.
Our baseline performance is 79.5% consisting of 35 (out of 44) older people benefiting from intermediate care/ rehabilitation who had been discharged from hospital who were still living
at home 3 months after discharge.
Targets are in the process of being set for 2009/10.
PWC Benchmarking Information:-
Solihull is ranked 18th out of 40 local authorities, 4th out of 5 Mets and 3rd out of 5 members in our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking
Club 2008-09 End of Year Data).
NI 135    Carers receiving         13.9%      5.3%       7.7%     11.6%      15.7%     16.0%     20.0%     25.0%                          See comments below
LAA       needs assessment
          or review and a
          specific carer’s
          service, or advice
          and information
          (cumulative for the
          year)
By the end of March 2009 there had been 969 carers that had received either a break service or information and advice from SMBC throughout the year. We provided a service to 6174
clients so 15.7% of their carers received a carers service from us. The target was 16%, we were very close to achieving this target only a 19 carers short of the target.
The breakdown of the 969 carers by age is -
18-64 – 478 carers
65-74 – 196 carers
75 and over – 295 carers
The 969 is made up of those carers receiving a breaks service totalled 507 and those receiving information and advice 462.




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Strategic Group: Healthier Communities; Prosperous Communities

                                            Q1     Q2     Q3
                                   2007/0                                                        2009/1 2010/1
PI                                        2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                 Q4 2008/09                      RAG               Recent
          Description                8                                                             0      1                             Commentary
                                             9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                 Status      Trend
                                    Value     Value      Value     Value     Value     Target    Target     Target
NI 146    Adults with learning       N/A       N/A        N/A       TBC       0.8%       N/A       See comments                            See comments
LAA       disabilities in
          employment
Our LAA target is to commit to 2010/11 being double the proportion for the year 2008/09

Solihull Employment Strategy for People with a Learning Disability (draft) sent out for consultation (closing date 03/04/09). Solihull Council has approved new recruitment and selection
procedure guidance for people with learning disabilities (from April 2009 onwards). Managers will be required to review the appropriateness of a new post for a person with a learning
disability and/or consider any job carving opportunity within existing roles within a team, and to contact the STEPS team for guidance and support throughout the entire recruitment and
selection process.

Solihull Care Trust has incorporated a revised recruitment and selection process for the employment of people with a learning disability within existing guidance. Solihull Care Trust has
identified 5 vacancies for people with learning disabilities – the STEPS team are supporting 4 managers in writing appropriate and accessible job descriptions & person specifications and
1 vacancy is at the job matching stage. No vacancies have been identified as yet within Solihull Council – managers were awaiting recruitment and selection guidance (see above).
The Care First system via annual or new assessments is capturinged performance data for Quarters 3 & 4 – this data will be used to set baseline figures for 2009/10.

Increased referrals to the STEPS programme via schools and colleges, Connexions workers, Community Learning Disability Team, day centres and self-referrals.

The STEPS team has produced marketing leaflets for distribution throughout the community and to local businesses, highlighting the services and support available to both employers
and people with a learning disability seeking employment.

Of the 521 adults with learning disabilities that are known to Adult Social Services 4 of them (0.8%) are in some form of employment.




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Strategic Group: Prosperous Communities

                                           Q1     Q2     Q3
                                  2007/0                                                         2009/1 2010/1
PI                                       2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                Q4 2008/09                        RAG            Recent
          Description               8                                                              0      1                          Commentary
                                            9      9      9
Code                                                                                                               Status     Trend
                                   Value     Value     Value      Value     Value    Target      Target   Target
LAA       LAA Reward Target         283        346       414       481       546       551        802       N/A                         See comments below
RT04      4: Reduce
          homelessness
          acceptances
In the 4th Quarter of 2008-09 (1 Jan 2009 – 31 March 2009) a total of 95 Homelessness applications were made in Solihull.

Of these, 65 were accepted as statutory homeless. This brings the cumulative total for the 2008/09 year to 546 against a target of 551, i.e an achievement of 5 less homelessness
acceptances than that targeted for.
A headline summary of the break-down of the 65 acceptances in Qtr 4 is that-
-    the majority - 56 (85%) were white;
-    29 (45%) were aged 16 to 24 and
-    27 (41%) were aged 25 to 44;
-    39 acceptances (60%) were classed as female lone parent applicants with dependent children; and
-    21 (32%) acceptances had 1 child,
-    16 (25%) acceptances had 2 children,
-    6 (9%) acceptances had 3 children and
-    7 (10%) acceptances were classed as pregnant women with no other children.
LAA       LAA Reward Target 7:     5.39%     4.12%     4.06%     5.90%      7.34%     6.50%      6.52%      N/A                         See comments below
RT07      % of Non-
          biodegradable waste
          recycled
PCSG Comments - 6 May 2009:
Progress to Amber performance noted and the seasonality of the achievement of the target throughout 2008/09. Query as to why 2007/08 values did not reflect seasonality too. To
clarify if this was because of introduction of Glass / Paper recycling schemes in 2008/09.
Agreed that 2007/08 & 2008/09 achievements to be reviewed to ascertain that whole Indicator target will be achieved by the end of 2009/10 and that quarterly targets set for 2009/10
are realistic and measurable.
LAA       LAA Reward Target           2         4         8         9         14        4          8        N/A                         The Prosperous Communities Strategic Group
RT12a     12a: Businesses                                                                                                               noted the achievement of the whole of this
          started with support                                                                                                          12a target in 'the rest of the borough outside
          for Solihull MBC and                                                                                                          North Solihull' by the end of 2008/09, one
          surviving for 12                                                                                                              year earlier than estimated.
          months (excluding
          north Solihull) -
          cumulative

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                                           Q1     Q2     Q3
                                  2007/0                                                        2009/1 2010/1
PI                                       2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                 Q4 2008/09                      RAG                Recent
          Description               8                                                             0      1                              Commentary
                                            9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                    Status   Trend
                                   Value      Value     Value     Value     Value     Target    Target    Target

NI 152    Working age people       10.1%      9.9%      9.8%       9.8%      9.8%      9.9%      9.7%      9.5%                            See comments below
LAA       on out of work
          benefits
Data for this indicator is collected and calculated using NOMIS. Using NOMIS to compile the data in March 2009 indicated that working age people on out of work benefits in Solihull was
at a rate of 9.8% in the period October 07 to September 08.
The economic downturn will ultimately have a negative impact on the actual achievement of this target. Given the 6 month time lag in reporting this measure this will not be evidenced
immediately via NOMIS data.

Solihull is ranked 14th out of 35 local authorities, 1st out of 10 Mets and 2nd out of 5 members in our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking
Club 2008-09 End of Year Data).

NI 154    Net additional             581       177       319       378        479       380       380       380                            See comments below
LAA       homes provided

The draft West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy Phase II Review requires an annual average of 380 additional dwellings (2006-2026).
The rate of housing completions fluctuates year on year.
New housing supply has been high in recent years through the development of a number of large strategic housing sites, high levels of apartment development on windfall housing sites
and the quick-win sites in the North Solihull Regeneration area.
These sources of land supply will soon be exhausted and the completion of outstanding planning permissions has slowed because of the market downturn. In the short term, the priority
for new housing development is within the North Solihull Regeneration area, but there is a planned programme of demolition to make way for development, so the rate of housing
provision is likely to decrease.
The draft West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy Phase II Review housing target has been met to date. Between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 2009, 1,758 net additional dwellings had
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been provided (an annual average of 586).

PWC Benchmarking Information
Solihull is ranked 13th out of 20 local authorities, 4th out of 6 Mets and 3rd out of 4 members in our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking
Club 2008-09 End of Year Data). Please note that the outturns for affordable homes vary widely according to the size of the authority.
NI 158    % non-decent             16.9%     15.76%    14.88%    13.57%    12.54%     12.93%     9.15%     5.76%                           121 properties were made decent in Qtr4 of
LAA SC    council homes                                                                                                                    2008/09 against a prediction of 93.
          (exBV184a)                                                                                                                       The target for the year has been achieved with
          (cumulative for the                                                                                                              total completions for the 2008/09 year at 513,
          year)                                                                                                                            exceeding the target of 468.

                                                                                                                                           Solihull is ranked 11th out of 26 local
                                                                                                                                           authorities, 3rd out of 7 Mets and 5th out of 6
                                                                                                                                           members in our CIPFA comparator group of
                                                                                                                                           authorities for this measure (Source: PWC
                                                                                                                                           Benchmarking Club 2008-09 End of Year
                                                                                                                                           Data).




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                                            Q1     Q2     Q3
                                   2007/0                                                        2009/1 2010/1
PI                                        2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                 Q4 2008/09                      RAG               Recent
          Description                8                                                             0      1                             Commentary
                                             9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                   Status    Trend
                                    Value     Value      Value     Value     Value     Target     Target      Target

NI 163    Proportion of             68.6%      N/A        N/A       N/A        N/A     75.4%      76.7%       77.8%                        Information on this indicator is not available
LAA       population aged 19-                                                                                                              until August 2009. Level 2 qualifications were
          64 for males and                                                                                                                 provided as part of the Deprived Area Fund
          19-59 for females                                                                                                                (DAF) programme which ended in March 2009
          qualified to at least                                                                                                            (final performance data is not yet available). It
          Level 2 or higher                                                                                                                is anticipated that this programme and the
                                                                                                                                           European Social Fund (ESF) programmes will
                                                                                                                                           have contributed to improving the overall
                                                                                                                                           figure.
                                                                                                                                           The performance information for this indicator
                                                                                                                                           is collected annually via the Annual Population
                                                                                                                                           Service (APS).
NI 165    Proportion of             31.8%      N/A        N/A       N/A        N/A     32.9%      33.6%       34.3%                        The performance information for this indicator
LAA       population aged 19-                                                                                                              is not available until August 2009. We are
          64 for males and                                                                                                                 taking a sub-regional approach to addressing
          19-59 for females                                                                                                                this indicator with the CSWP (Coventry,
          qualified to at least                                                                                                            Solihull and Warwickshire Partnership).
          Level 4 or higher
                                                                                                                                           A sub-regional action plan has been developed
                                                                                                                                           and signed-off by the CSWP which identifies
                                                                                                                                           which partners we need to work with and how
                                                                                                                                           we can deliver effectively. A small working
                                                                                                                                           group has been formed to lead on the delivery
                                                                                                                                           of the action plan.
NI 171    New business               N/A       N/A        N/A       N/A              N/A               See comments                        See comments below
LAA       registration rate

The main concern around the adoption of this indicator in Solihull’s LAA is not the target setting but the ownership issue which was raised in 2008. Solihull Council, AWM, Business Link
and Solihull Chamber are currently meeting to resolve the ownership issue and to establish a route forward.

The baseline is 57.26% based on an average from 2005 to 2007 (calendar years). The target for 09/10 and 10/11 is to maintain the rate in Solihull at least 5% higher than the West
Midlands regional rate. This target is not locked down and cane be revisited at the 2010 LAA refresh.


NI 185    CO2 reduction from         N/A       N/A        N/A       N/A              N/A               See comments                        See comments below
LAA       local authority
          operations

The Carbon Management Plan has been completed and will be taken to Council Cabinet on the 23 April 2009. Assuming it is approved and adopted by Cabinet it will then be forwarded
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to the Carbon Trust for endorsement. Having the Carbon Management Plan is not a specific requirement of NI 185 however the process we have gone through to produce the plan,
including the completion of a 2007 CO2 baseline using the Defra spreadsheet has meant we have had to put in place processes which will ensure we are in a better position to respond
to NI 185 ie. production of a 2008/9 emissions baseline.


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                                            Q1     Q2     Q3
                                   2007/0                                                         2009/1 2010/1
PI                                        2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                 Q4 2008/09                       RAG               Recent
          Description                8                                                              0      1                             Commentary
                                             9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                   Status     Trend
                                    Value      Value      Value    Value      Value     Target    Target     Target

The NI 185 requirement to produce a CO2 emissions baseline for 2008/9 cannot be achieved until after the end of April 09 – ie. once all the data (officer mileage, fuel/gas/electricity
use) for 2008/9 is available and is input into the Defra emissions baseline calculator spreadsheet.

NI 185 requires the submission of the Defra spreadsheet by the end of July 2009. All relevant officers are aware of the need to supply data for compilation of the 2008/9 baseline. A
timetable for data submission has been drawn up and distributed.

It has been agreed with GOWM that targets in relation to NI 185 (relating to 2009/10 and 10/11) will be agreed following the adoption of our Carbon Management Plan which will contain
a carbon reduction target.

An opportunities workshop was delivered on the 5 February, supported by the Carbon Trust, which helped to identify further carbon reduction initiatives and generated ideas for actions
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to further embed carbon management within the authority.
NI 188    Planning to Adapt to       N/A        N/A       N/A        N/A       Level 1 (result)   Level 2    Level 3                        See comments below
LAA       Climate Change


All aspects of Level 0 have been achieved (a high level stock take of relevant documents and production of a project plan)

A Local Climate Impacts Profile has been undertaken. This has involved the completion of an LCLIP project plan, a Media trawl (previous 10 years) of significant weather events and
related impacts, and a Meteorological review of weather data. Interviews with service heads and other key local authority officers have taken place – these have included
trees/woodlands, insurance, emergency planning and risk management, school assets, facilities management, parks and open spaces, building design group, contact centre, biodiversity
and habitats, park rangers and transport and highways. A Draft LCLIP report including key vulnerabilities has been produced. In addition a draft project plan of actions required to
achieve level 2 and 3 of NI 188 has been produced.

Plans are in place to contribute to the Contact Centre’s seasonal plan and also to facilitate dialogue between the Contact Centre and Places Directorate in relation to weather related
risks.

Discussions have taken place with UKCIP (UK Climate Impacts Programme) who have offered dedication 1 to 1 support. It is thought that this support will focus on the area of risk
management. We are facilitating an awareness raising event for regional risk managers and climate change/NI 188 Lead Officers and UKCIP and Environment Agency – due to take
place in June

Support from RIEP/Learning to Deliver has been secured which has enabled the contract for the Climate Project Officer to be extended until the end of September 09. This will ensure NI
188 work can progress, in particular dissemination of the LCLIP and engagement of partners. In addition a Local Improvement Advisor has been commissioned to deliver a brief aimed at
increasing the Partnerships capacity to address sustainability/climate change issues – including adaptation to climate change.

Submission of Data
The data required by Defra for NI 188 is in 2 parts:-
1) The NI 188 Level achieved. The local authority decides this and submits the value via the GCL data hub
2) Completion of the self assessment matrix (snapshot of evidence)

The deadline date for data submission is the 29 May 2009 although we have an internal National indicator Certification Form 2008/9 which needs to be completed by the 15 May 2009.
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A draft of the Self Assessment Matrix which is required to be submitted to Defra has been completed.
We intend to disseminate the LCLIP findings at an in May/June which will also be used to secure Partnership engagement.


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                                            Q1     Q2     Q3
                                   2007/0                                                        2009/1 2010/1
PI                                        2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                 Q4 2008/09                      RAG               Recent
          Description                8                                                             0      1                             Commentary
                                             9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                 Status      Trend
                                    Value     Value      Value     Value     Value     Target    Target     Target

NI 197    Improved Local             30%       30%       30%        30%       39%       33%        37%       40%                           See comments below
LAA       Biodiversity –
          proportion of Local
          Sites where positive
          conservation
          management has
          been or is being
          implemented
In total 8 additional sites have come into positive management during 2008/09 year (3 of these through section 106 agreements and 5 through Environmental Stewardship schemes).
The baseline (in terms of local sites) was reduced by 1, as a site was incorrectly classed as a Local Wildlife Site (LWS). Therefore the results for 2008/09 are 37 sites where positive
conservation management is taking place out of 95 local sites in total, equating to 39%.

A possible further 5 sites have been identified by Natural England (NE) as receiving funding for undertaking habitat management on site. More detailed information is being sought from
NE to establish whether this management is related to the SINC citation for the sites. Still awaiting information from the Forestry Commission.

However, these 'successes' are by default as there are no resources identified or available to undertake positive habitat management and limited resources to promote positive habitat
management through either SMBC or the existing Local Sites Partnership (LSP) over and above those existing resources available in delivering negotiations with private land owners on
planning applications through the statutory planning process, reinforced by Condition or Section 106 Agreements.

Improvement Actions to address under performance:
Liaison has taken place with Warwickshire County Council (WCC) regarding the existing LSP involvement in delivering this target.
WCC have sought additional funding through the Warwickshire Public Service Board (PSB), however this was unsuccessful. Further discussions with the LSP re: delivery and other
funding options investigated.
Other options being considered include SMBC recruiting a Wildlife Sites Surveyor or contracting Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) to deliver this target although again currently
there are no resources identified or available to undertake this action.
A forward strategy/ delivery plan has been developed highlighting the 3 different funding options and costs – each has a financial implication which needs to be sourced.

A Borough wide map of the Local Sites has been prepared in addition to an excel spreadsheet highlighting SMBC officer knowledge of these sites to identify what support / influence the
Prosperous Communities Strategic Group (PCSG) can have with partners that potentially own any of these sites.
Little information is known regarding remaining site owners and costs have been sourced through the land registry service. This will need to be factored into the delivery plan.

PWC Benchmarking Information
Solihull is ranked 13th out of 39 local authorities, 3rd out of 5 Mets and 4th out of 6 members in our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking
Club 2008-09 End of Year Data).




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Strategic Group: Safer Communities

                                           Q1     Q2     Q3
                                  2007/0                                                          2009/1 2010/1
PI                                       2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                 Q4 2008/09                        RAG                  Recent
          Description               8                                                               0      1                                Commentary
                                            9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                        Status   Trend
                                   Value      Value     Value     Value     Value      Target     Target       Target
LAA       LAA Reward Target         1908       453       855       1210      1594      1847        1661          N/A                       This target is performing good and well within
RT08      8: Number of                                                                                                                     the year end expectation of a total of 1847
          incidents of                                                                                                                     crimes
          wounding
          (cumulative)
LAA       LAA Reward Target          83        105       138       158        171       230         341          N/A                       Below quarterly target but remains on track -
RT09a     9a: Reducing                                                                                                                     figures are provisional as at 1st April 2009 and
          Malicious Fires                                                                                                                  need to be confirmed
          (cumulative)
LAA       LAA Reward Target          144       171       197       217        242       262         387          N/A                       Higher quarterly figure than expected but still
RT09b     9b: Reducing                                                                                                                     on target. figure needs to be confirmed
          Accidental Fires
          (cumulative)
LAA       LAA Reward Target          15         22        28        32        35        42           63          N/A                       Low quarterly figure overall remains on target
RT09c     9c: Reducing arson
          in buildings other
          than dwellings
          (cumulative)
NI 15     Serious violent            108        41        77       109        153       N/A          4%           7%                       See comments below
LAA (i)   crime rate (Number                                                                      reduction    reduction
                                                                             (to be               from final   from final
          of offences -
                                                                           confirmed               2008/09      2008/09
          cumulative)                                                                              baseline     baseline
                                                                                )

During LAA refresh discussions it was acknowledged with Government Office that the baselines and targets for NI 15, will need to be revised due to the changes in violent crime
definition categorisations. There have been changes in Violent Crime category definitions which will be mapped back to 1 Apr 08. These are to ensure that the new category of MSV (i.e.
including GBH without intent) can be included. Target negotiations were based on % reductions. We are waiting for the full year final figure to be confirmed in order to finalise the
exact year profile and target figures. However, we are able to confirm the annual reduction target of 4% on 2009/10 and a further 3% in 2010/11 (equating to a 7% reduction from
baseline).

PWC Benchmarking Information
Solihull is ranked 36th out of 50 local authorities, 6th out of 10 Mets and 8th out of 8 members in our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking
Club 2008-09 End of Year Data).




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                                            Q1     Q2     Q3
                                   2007/0                                                         2009/1 2010/1
PI                                        2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                  Q4 2008/09                      RAG               Recent
          Description                8                                                              0      1                             Commentary
                                             9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                   Status     Trend
                                    Value      Value     Value      Value     Value     Target     Target    Target

NI 16     Serious acquisitive        4249      1036       2079      3163       4077      4078       3915      3798                           See comments below
LAA(i)    crime rate (Number
          of offences -
          cumulative)
We have developed a LAA delivery for SAC and lead officers have been identified within the police for all 3 areas to lead the partnership on its commissioning and police control plans.
A number of projects have been delivered which have led to reduce repeat victimisation for burglary. A number of reductions of repeats have been noted since the start of the scheme in
November. A full evaluation of this project will be conducted in April / May 2009 to determine successes and key learning points from operation cashier.
 The SCSG identified vehicle crime as one of its priorities and as such formed a vehicle crime group to develop a strategic approach to medium and long-term solutions to this crime.
Partnership tactics and a robust commissioning plan has been developed which has got this target back on track. The police and community tasking processes continue to deal with
day-to-day emerging trends and resources are allocated accordingly to deal with these crimes.
 Through contributions from the partnership the annual target has been achieved. However, the figures remain unconfirmed until Iquanta is produced in July 2009.

PWC Benchmarking Information
Solihull is ranked 43rd out of 57 local authorities, 5th out of 12 Mets and 7th out of 9 members in our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking
Club 2008-09 End of Year Data).


NI 21     Dealing with local          N/A       N/A       N/A        N/A       25.7% (result)                 33%                            See comments below
LAA       concerns about anti-
          social behaviour and
          crime issues by the
          local council and
          police
This year 08/09 is deemed as the baseline year as the results of the Place survey have only just been received. This has enabled the partnership to recently propose its targets for 09/10
and 10/11 as part of the LAA refresh and re- negotiation process. It is not possible to report the indicator until the year-end 2011 as it is linked to the place survey which will be re-run
in 2010.
Based on the baseline figure and guidance from GO, It has been agreed that we set the target of 33%, which represents a 8.7% percentage point increase from the baseline of 25.7%
(equivalent to a 28% increase). This is more demanding than the minimum expected stretch of a 5.4% percentage point increase that would see a target of 31.1%. We note that when
looking at the Police Feeling the Difference surveys, 33% represents a challenging figure for us to achieve but is within the spirit of a what we are expected to strive towards and will
ultimately demonstrate improved confidence within our communities about the way the LSP is dealing with ASB and crime.
We face some significant challenges to achieve this indicator, as we have to bear in mind the factors that will affect our community’s perceptions. However, the partnership has
identified ASB, criminal damage and arson as its highest priority within its Community Safety Plan and has acknowledged the significance of a good marketing strategy by recently
agreeing to recruit a marketing and communications officer for the partnership.
The SCSG remains committed to dealing with ASB through its a sub groups, the ASB strategic group and ASB case conferencing and with the support of David Joyce as Board champion
the group have developed a LAA delivery plan and a commissioning plan that identify the core activity that the Safer Group partners are implementing to reduce levels of Criminal
Damage, ASB and Arson and to respond to our Communities and tackle ASB in its widest sense. This has been reviewed to reflect best practice and key successes from projects in
2008/09.
The Community tasking process regularly responds to emerging issues of ASB at its monthly meeting, with holistic partnership activity. The Solihull ASB case conferencing has been
running for 12 months since Jan 2008 and tackles ongoing problem cases. A number of these cases have been closed due to the cessation of the ASB and we are seeing a positive
change in individual’s behaviour to reduce ASB. More cases are being brought and concluded quickly which impacts positively on the levels of ASB seen by our residents.
 The private sector ASB team has recently been expanded to meet demand and develop the skills of its officers, affording the partnership the opportunity to improve the skills and
knowledge of all frontline partners equipping them to respond more quickly to ASB.

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                                           Q1     Q2     Q3
                                  2007/0                                                           2009/1 2010/1
PI                                       2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                 Q4 2008/09                         RAG            Recent
          Description               8                                                                0      1                          Commentary
                                            9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                 Status     Trend
                                    Value     Value     Value     Value      Value    Target       Target   Target

The key to succeeding with this indicator will be successful projects and improved marketing of the work of the partnership to raise awareness, reduce fear of crime and increase
community confidence in the work of the partnership.
PWC Benchmarking Information
Solihull is ranked 21st out of 46 local authorities; 3rd out of 8 Mets and 2nd out of 7 members in our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking
Club – Place Survey Data).
NI 32a    Repeat incidents of        N/A       N/A       N/A        N/A        39% (result)         36%      33%                          See comments below
LAA       domestic violence

Government Office West Midlands have yet to agree the targets submitted which are detailed below. The targets are in line with the minimum stretch required and 2009 onwards will be
accountable years. The calculation used was based on 14 months worth of data supplied to GO by the Police. We are liaising with GO for approval of targets.
Total Cases = 236
Repeat Cases = 93
Rate of repeat cases = 39%
(Source GOWM/Home Office – Jan 09, based on Solihull’s MARAC being in place for 23 months, and 11 months data being used to calculate the rate)
Target : 36% repeat cases in 2009/2010 and 33% repeat cases in 2010/2011




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Strategic Group: Stronger Communities

                                            Q1     Q2     Q3
                                   2007/0                                                        2009/1 2010/1
PI                                        2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                Q4 2008/09                       RAG              Recent
          Description                8                                                             0      1                            Commentary
                                             9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                 Status     Trend
                                    Value     Value     Value     Value      Value     Target    Target    Target
LAA       LAA Reward Target         77%        N/A       N/A        N/A              N/A          85%        N/A                          The survey is due to be carried out in
RT10b     10b: Improving the                                                                                                              2009/10.
          Local Environment -
          Satisfaction
NI 1      % of people who            N/A       N/A       N/A        N/A       77.5% (result)     79.5%     81.6%                          See comments below
LAA       believe people from
          different
          backgrounds get on
          well together in
          their local area
Quarter 4 Activity
 Performance Monitoring being carried out in support of the Solihull Local Involvement Network (LiNK) contract to HAP UK the host organisation. For the creation and development of
  a successful LiNK, this will consider and address health and social care issues that affect the whole of Solihull
 Events have been attended in relation to LGBT issues, and contacts have been made in Birmingham, with the potential of an awareness raising event to be staged in Solihull during
  Autumn 2009.
 BME Compact Code of Practice consultation event has been arranged to take place during Quarter 1 2009/10
 Further meetings of the Inclusion and Cohesion sub group have been held, and the project Authorisation Document has been signed off by The Solihull Partnership Governing Board.
 Draft surveys have been developed based upon feedback from the Inclusion & Cohesion group. The surveys are to be used during the consultation process with residents, visitors and
  Children & Young people within the borough, the results of these will inform the content of the Cohesion Strategy
 A specific Workshop session of the Cohesion and Inclusion Sub Group was held (facilitated by GOWM RIEP Advisor) to start the process for the Partnership to have a shared
  understanding of what cohesion means for Solihull. This work and outcomes arrived at will be tested during the forthcoming survey.
 A tender process is to be carried out to commission a market research company to carry out the consultation process during Quarter 1 2009/10.
 A robust business case has been developed for the Partnership in terms of additional resources needed to carry out the required level of activity to achieve 2010/11 set targets.
 The Solihull Faith Forum has continued to meet to further promote good understanding and community relations between people of different faiths. There are a series of events being
  considered which will mark and celebrate within the Borough the various key religious events throughout the year.
 Undertaken engagement with Jewish Community, including presentation and discussion of integrated communities and what this means for Solihull, with support from Rabbi Pink who
  encouraged participation from older and younger Jewish residents.
 Undertaken work with Age Concern Solihull and Ashram to develop a better understanding of BME elders and to cater for their needs (immediately through a Luncheon Club but with a
  long-term goal of integration into mainstream day-care provision.
 Continued dialogue with Solihull Sixth Form College, who will be taking up services to develop understanding of cultures, discriminations across Asian communities and better
  interfaith relations in the coming months.


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                                            Q1     Q2     Q3
                                   2007/0                                                       2009/1 2010/1
PI                                        2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                Q4 2008/09                      RAG               Recent
          Description                8                                                            0      1                             Commentary
                                             9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                Status      Trend
                                    Value      Value     Value      Value    Value    Target     Target    Target

 Worked with four VCO’s in the borough (Bromford Support Housing, Solihull Carers, SIAS, Age Concern Solihull), to develop tailored action plans for staff to break down barriers of
  engaging with hard to reach groups.

Future Projects:
   Further research into diverse groups and new communities
   Building links with regional and national groups relating to the diversity agenda and the Compact
   Community Cohesion Strategy for Solihull developed
   Development of the BME Compact Code of Practice

PWC Benchmarking Information
Solihull is ranked 27th out of 46 local authorities; 2nd out of 8 Mets and 6th out of 7 members in our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking
Club Place Survey Data).

NI 6      Participation in           N/A        N/A       N/A        N/A     21.9% (result)      23.6%     25.4%                          See comments below
LAA       regular volunteering

Quarter 4 Activity
 Volunteering Compact Code of Practice consultation event has been arranged to take place during Quarter 1 2009/10

 A robust Business Case has been developed for the Partnership in terms of additional resources needed to carry out the required level of activity to achieve 2010/11 set targets.

 The Volunteer Managers’ Forum has continued to meet and develop a comprehensive programme of activity to support the work of volunteers (and their Managers) in Solihull. The
  Forum continues to develop and provide added value to all participants. Monthly meetings have continued, with both training and networking sessions, and it is now being supported
  to become a constituted group.

 Planning is well under way for promoting and celebrating Volunteers Week within the Borough during Q1 2009/10 – June – there is an expectation that during this time of economic
  downturn that this week will provide a good focus for increasing people’s interest in trying out different activities and giving time to local groups and projects.

 Formed and supported two working parties to prepare for National Volunteers Week in June to plan a variety of activity aimed at maximising recruitment opportunities.

 Established a display of volunteering opportunities in Central Library.

Future projects:
 A work programme to be developed to support a corporate approach to Volunteering across the Partnership
 Development of a data collection mechanism for Volunteering
 Development of the Volunteering Compact Code of Practice
PWC Benchmarking Information
Solihull is ranked 29th out of 46 local authorities; 2nd out of 8 Mets and 6th out of 7 members in our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking
Club Place Survey Data).




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                                            Q1     Q2     Q3
                                   2007/0                                                        2009/1 2010/1
PI                                        2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                Q4 2008/09                       RAG              Recent
          Description                8                                                             0      1                            Commentary
                                             9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                 Status     Trend
                                    Value     Value     Value      Value     Value     Target    Target    Target

NI 7 LAA Environment for a           N/A        N/A       N/A       N/A       11.3% (result)     13.3%      15.4%                          See comments below
         thriving third sector

Quarter 4 Activity
Continued assistance and support provided to SCVYS to enable them to continue to develop. The group has now completed recruitment to the post of dedicated Youth Worker.
 The organisational developmental toolkit has been completed following agreement from the steering group, a list of organisations is now being put together to go through the pilot
  programme that is scheduled during Quarter 1 & 2 2009/10
 Attendance at key regional events on the Compact to ensure that the Compact Plus and Codes of Practice for Solihull reflect recent developments. Solihull was invited to present
  statutory and third sector perspectives on the merits of working to compact principles during the economic downturn and the benefits for all partners at the recent West Midlands
  Compact Conference. The presentations were received very well based on the questions raised and feedback received.
 Attendance at key Communities of Practice events, associated with the development of NI7. A process and delivery plan template has been developed in support of peer reviews that
  will be carried out during 2009/10 with neighbouring Partnerships.
 Meetings have now taken place with all organisations funded through the CIF (Communities Initiatives Fund) in terms of revised Service Level Agreement‘s going into 2009/10 and
  2010/11.
 Initial plans have been developed for the development of the CVR web pages, there is project slippage linked to this area, due to conflicting work demands and other priorities but
  there have been discussions to review how best this work could be completed i.e. amalgamated with SUSTAiN or Solihull Partnership Pages etc. Further detailed discussions will be
  completed during Quarter 1 2009/10 and with an approach agreed to take this forward.
 A robust Business Case has been developed for the Partnership in terms of additional resources needed to carry out the required level of activity to achieve 2010/11 set targets.
 New Third Sector Network, a new membership network to which all Solihull’s Third Sector organisations will belong unless they opt out, was launched with an event which
  incorporated a number of information and discussion workshops. Further smaller network events are being planned.
 Interested parties in Castle Bromwich are being supported to create a Community Forum in which the Third Sector can work together to ‘develop community spirit’ and especially
  increased inter-generational understanding.
 A new network which brings together groups providing Information and Advice services to clients has been formed and is being supported to identify and explore common interests to
  mutual benefit.
 Input has been provided on behalf of the Sector to the Partnership’s draft Common Commissioning Framework.

Future Projects:
Involvement in the Review of Assets in support of the Third Sector
-   Development of Compact Codes of Practice and Dispute Resolution
-   Funding Enquiries – supporting groups to access external funding pots
-   Funding – Information and Advice workshops
-   Further research into diverse groups and new communities
-   Health Checks Pilot programme carried out

PWC Benchmarking Information
Solihull is ranked 63rd out of 64 local authorities, 13th out of 13 Mets and 9th out of 9 of our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure (Source: PWC Benchmarking Club
2008-09 End of Year Data).




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                                            Q1     Q2     Q3
                                   2007/0                                                         2009/1 2010/1
PI                                        2008/0 2008/0 2008/0                  Q4 2008/09                      RAG               Recent
          Description                8                                                              0      1                             Commentary
                                             9      9      9
Code                                                                                                                   Status     Trend
                                    Value      Value     Value      Value     Value     Target    Target     Target

NI 8 LAA Adult participation in     19.1%       N/A       N/A        N/A       TBC      22.4%      23.4%     24.4%                           See comments below
         sport and active
         recreation
Awaiting Quarter 4 update.
Performance measures and monitoring framework to be developed and agreed with partners.
Based on Council Leisure facility admissions as a gauge of existing performance participation is increasing, hence the indicator is currently detailed as Green
Active people survey results are due out in December 2008.
3 of the 4 new projects, closely linked to this, will all be up and running by January 2009 and having an impact.
Financial mapping to be completed by end of the 3 quarter.
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PWC Benchmarking Information
Using the 2007-08 outturn Solihull is ranked 44th out of 53 local authorities, 9th out of 12 Mets and 9th out of 9 members in our CIPFA comparator group of authorities for this measure
(Source: PWC Benchmarking Club 2008-09 End of Year Data).




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