Friday, 19 October 2012
What is Torfaen Together?
Torfaen Together is the new Torfaen, which will be published in April 2013.....
It’s called a "Single Integrated Plan" because for the first time, organisations working in the County Borough have produced one plan with a joint vision, priorities and actions. The plan will affect everyone including individuals, families, and the people who live and work in Torfaen.
The plan is led by the Local Service Board. Its members include the Chief Executive, Leader and Deputy Leader of Torfaen County Borough Council; the Chair and Chief Executive of Aneurin Bevan Health Board; Chief Constable and Senior Officers of Gwent Police; the Chair of Torfaen Voluntary Alliance and a representative from Welsh Government.
It replaces the Community Strategy; the Children and Young People’s Plan; the Community Safety Plan; and the Health, Social Care and Well-being Strategy.
Who’s been involved so far?
The organisations that have written the plan include: Torfaen County Borough Council; Aneurin Bevan Health Board; Torfaen Voluntary Alliance (the County Voluntary Council) and Gwent Police. But there are other organisations that have been involved in the process, such as our Housing Associations and Public Health Wales.
The public has already informed the themes and priorities in Torfaen Together. We have also looked closely at statistics and data to understand what life in Torfaen is really like.
What’s it got to do with staff or the public?
Torfaen Together has key priorities that will be worked over the next 5-10 years. These priorities range from ensuring people in Torfaen are safe to people living and working in clean, green, sustainable communities.
This is the next step. We want to know what people think so that Torfaen Together reflects the real needs of people. We want to know if you think we’ve got it right and how it could be improved. This is about having your voice heard about what matters most to you.
How to get involved
Consultation is open for 12 weeks, between Monday 1st October and Monday 24th December.
The draft plan can be read online at MySay.torfaen.gov.uk (go to Torfaen Together consultation) (opens in new window) where there are questions to answer about what you think of the plan.
What will happen as a result of giving views?
Views and comments will help develop the final version of Torfaen Together and a report will be published at the end of the consultation where you will be able to see what people have said. You will be able to find this by returning to MySay.torfaen.gov.uk (opens in new window), by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01495 766477.
Source: Aneurin Bevan Health Board