Progress of the Senate and Partners
Since its inception in 2008 the Senate and its partners have made progress in delivering the Local Area Agreement (LAA) and also in their efforts to provide more efficient public services, support Hampshire's economy and with breaking down barriers between the partners providing Hampshire's services.
The progress in these areas is summarised below, but a full report on the Achievements associated with the Senate and its partners 37kb can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Local Area Agreement Progress
The Senate recognises the contribution its own individual organisations have made towards meeting the LAA targets and recognises the vital role other partners have also played. In the last year there has been progress across all eight themes of the LAA.
Action to support Hampshire’s economy
In January 2009 the Senate’s economic action group identified the need to help local businesses, especially small businesses and to invest effort into stimulating employment and developing skills. The Senate has led on a wide range of initiatives to support businesses and families through the recession.
Greater efficiencies and high quality accessible services
Senate Members have led their organisations in working together to secure funding and implement partnerships on a range of initiatives to improve access to their services.
Breaking down barriers
The Senate’s structure and membership has helped to ensure that Hampshire’s local authorities work at the highest level with partners in the armed services, the health sector, the police; local business; and the voluntary sector, to inform the Local Area Agreement process and help shape future strategy.
The Senate also brought together over 200 delegates from the network of partnerships across the county to share best practice and consider new ways to work together to meet the shared objectives of improving the quality of life for people in Hampshire.