The Director of Health and Community presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members. She advised that the purpose of the report was to update Members on the Health and Community Directorate progress in relation to the lead strategic key performance indicators.
The Chair thanked the Officers for collating this information and presenting the report to the Committee.
Councillor McGinley concurred with the Chair and praised Officers on their achievements which were entailed within the report. He praised the obvious ambition within the directorate.
Alderman McClintock and Councillor Tierney concurred with the previous speakers. Councillor Tierney stated that he looked forward to working on the vision contained within the service plan.
Alderman Hussey congratulated Officers on the report and referred to the hope that the provision of Community Safety Wardens in the rural areas would be restored to give reassurance to those in the wider Sperrin Community.
Councillor Donnelly stated that although he was content with the premise of the report, he wished to disassociate himself from any references or comments concerning the Policing Community Safety Partnership.
In response to a question from Councillor Duffy, the Head of Health and Community Wellbeing confirmed that homelessness is also included within the Civic forum for Alcohol, Drugs, Mental health and Emotional Wellbeing.
Recommended (i) that Members endorse the Health and Community Directorate Service Delivery Plan.
(ii) that Members note the service progression during 2018/19 including that specifically related to the lead strategic key performance indicator through increased participation in leisure and sports activities.