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Rutland County Council achieve 41 out of 48 targets during 2018/19




Rutland County Council achieved 41 out of 48 targets during 2018/19.

The figure was announced in its annual report that sets out how services have performed during the last 12 months.

Coun Oliver Hemsley (Con-Langham), leader of Rutland County Council, said: “All local authorities are having to operate under immense pressure due to cuts in government funding so it’s more important than ever that people understand how their council tax is being spent.

Rutland County Council
Rutland County Council

“I’m incredibly proud of the work that’s being done to help and support people in Rutland – particularly by those services which go above and beyond to protect and care for vulnerable adults and children. “Overall this year, we have achieved 41 of our 48 targets.

“There is more that we can do to improve and this is only possible by working with our residents.

“That’s why we have produced this report and why we continue to welcome people’s honest feedback about the services we provide.”

The report outlines a number of details including:

n Fewer than one per cent of young people were not in education, employment or training.

n 84 per cent of all adult social care reviews were carried out on time.

n Over 94,000 visits made to libraries.

However, the council missed their targets in the following areas:

n The council missed their 80 per cent target for adult social care reviews for people with learning disabilities completedannually by one per cent.

n The daily average number of days for a transfer of care.

n 29 people were admitted to residential and nursing homes against a target of less than 28.

n 23 per cent of children were subject to a child protection plan for the second time in two years against a target of 15 per cent.

n 93 per cent of children looked after cases reviewed within timescales against a target of 100 per cent.

n 92 per cent of contacts progressed within one working day when a child is referred following a concern against a target of 93 per cent.

n 56 per cent of waste was recycled against a target of 57.8 per cent or more.

n Incidents of flytipping were targeted at 329 but there were 340
incidents.

Coun Hemsley added: “We want to be upfront with residents about where we have missed any targets and let them know what we are doing about it. “In some areas, such as the completion of adult social care reviews for people with learning disabilities, we have fallen short of our target by a single percentage point.

“In other areas, such as the management and delivery of child protection plans, we are working with very small numbers of people, meaning the outcome of even just one case can have a large impact in percentage terms.

“In all cases, we have plans in place to bring about further improvements and are already working hard to do this.”

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