Supporting all Sheffield’s people

  • We will reduce waiting times for housing repairs and give housing tenants the right to directly employ an approved contactor if repairs are not carried out within an agreed time frame.
  • We will investigate ways to improve access to children’s centres to support families and give children the best start in life.
  • We will improve the services for children & young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, who currently face long delays in assessment and in obtaining the support they need.
  • We will address the issues faced by young people with additional needs or disabilities as they transition to adult services.
  • We will deliver a city-wide youth provision, including direct services, and development officers to work with third sector provision, depending on local need.  The service will be monitored through the LACs.
  • We will promote apprenticeships as a positive career choice for local people and a positive investment for employers.
  • We will work to improve the conditions and training of our vital social care workers and tackle staff shortages to provide the best possible support to those who need their help.
  • We will support this work by utilising the Government Social Care Workforce Recruitment and Retention funds.
  • In line with national Lib Dem policy, we will press the government to to raise Carer's Allowance for unpaid carers by £1,000 a year.
  • We will work through the LACs to improve how we identify & engage people who are isolated to co-ordinate offers of support, where that is wanted and being aware of those groups who are seldom heard within our communities.
  • We will specifically work to support those who are ‘digitally’ excluded, to help them obtain the skills to benefit from the use of information technology.