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Budget Consultation 2018 - 2021

Outcome 4: Safer, supported communities

Consultation proposals for outcome 4.

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In 2017/18 we are spending £26million on this outcome to ensure that East Renfrewshire residents are safe and supported in their communities and homes.

Under this outcome, alongside key community partners such as the NHS, Police Scotland and Fire and Rescue Scotland, our aim is to ensure:

  • Community safety and public protection is safeguarded.
  • Residents are protected from harm and abuse and their dignity and human rights are respected.
  • Our vulnerable residents are able to live as safely and independently as possible in their community and have control over their care and support.
  • Carers' roles are recognised and valued.
  • People are improving their health and well-being by recovering from problematic drug and alcohol use.

The majority of Council services that deliver safer, supported communities are delivered by East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and Council Community Safety Services and includes:

  • Learning disability services.
  • Support for local people with physical or sensory disability.
  • Mental health services.
  • CCTV and Community Warden Service.
  • Support and treatment for people recovering from addiction.

Fast facts

  • 24/7 telecare call handling provided to approximately 2500 elderly or vulnerable people living at home to enable independent living
  • 1076 dog fouling patrols so far in 2017/18
  • 140 litter patrol so far in 2017/18
  • 769 youth disorder patrols so far in 2017/18
  • 255 CCTV cameras monitor the area
  • 518 incidents logged in our CCTV database in the first six months of 2017/18, with 80 passed on to Police Scotland.

Safer, Supported Communities Proposals 

Reduction in operation hours of Community Warden Service

Context

The Community Warden Service provides enforcement associated with parking, littering and dog fouling. It also provides a community patrol service and responds to complaints of anti-social behaviour and any breaches of security at Council buildings out of hours.  The warden service operates on a shift basis from 07:30-01:00. 

Proposal

To reduce operating hours of our community wardens to 08:00 - 18:00.

What will this mean

This will result in a day time only service and remove the ability to respond to anti-social behaviour complaints and visible patrolling in evenings.

Options

a)      To reduce operating hours of our community wardens to 08:00 - 18:00.

b)     To reduce operating hours of our community wardens to 08:00 - 18:00 Sunday - Thursday, and retain the 07:30 - 01.00 service on Friday and Saturday.

Estimated saving

Option a) £259,000

Option b) £200,000

Review of Community Learning and Development and Equalities service

Context

The Community Learning and Development (CLD) team delivers services to young people, such as personal development programmes and accredited learning. The team also supports community engagement and provides an internal service to Council departments for improvement planning. Our equalities work ensures we meet our statutory requirements to improve and report on achieving our equalities outcomes.  In addition, it supports engagement with a wide range of equalities groups.

Proposal

To review the potential to integrate the Community Leaning and Development service with our Equalities service in order to maximise efficiencies, reduce management costs and overall staff numbers.

What will this mean

With a reduced number of staff the team will need to prioritise its programme delivery to target our most vulnerable residents.

As part of this work we will look at how we pay for the Duke of Edinburgh scheme to make it more self-sustaining in the long term whilst at the same time delivering the same high quality experiences for our young people.

Estimated saving

£222,000

East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) services in the community

The East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) deliver many services to our communities. They will require to find savings over the next three years in line with other departments of the Council, but the East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership Integration Joint Board (IJB) has responsibility for determining their savingsFind out more at the older people section.

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