Annual Report - West Sussex Local Offer
The first completely digital Annual Report 2017.
Welcome to the Local Offer Annual Report 2017
Some of the key developments to our Local Offer between September 2016 - 2017 include:
Key Development 2017
This year our key development was looking at our 'information' section on our Local Offer. The previous version was limited as to the volume of information we could put on and the way in which this was displayed.
This year we continue to develop the new structure and build on what we have to ensure we are able to share lots of helpful information with you.
In order for us to be able to do this we do need to know what information:
You can get intouch with emailing Charlotte Smith, your Local Offer Officer: [email protected]
Feedback and Comments
What you said needed developing
You said that from the homepage you didn't know whether to go into the services or information tab. See more here.
'Pinning' Events from the Calendar
You can now 'Pin' events to your Pinboard Find out more.
Promoting Hoist Assisted Toilets
More Pictures and Videos
Team photos, logos, videos and animations have been commissioned. Find out more.
Local Service versus National Charities
We have an information page on the Local Offer that lists national charities
You said more training was needed. So we delivered a programme of webinars.
Raising Awareness of Our Local Offer
You said many parent carers and professionals were still not aware of our Local Offer. We have worked to try and ensure people know about the Local Offer and how to use it to its full potential for both their own benefit and to support others. We have also encouraged professionals to signpost their peers and parent carers to our Local Offer to find services, events and information. Here are some things that we have done.
If would be much appreciated if you could support us by adding the leaflet below to your website, sharing printed versions of the leaflet or if you think of any other way then please do get in touch with ideas! We are always looking for new ways to promote our Local Offer!
Training on using our Local Offer
You said it was helpful to have someone to go through our Local Offer face to face to share how you could use the tools on the website. We therefore continue to deliver training. You will also find training on the SEND Reforms on the Online Learning Gateway.
Gaps in Provision
You told us some of the gaps in West Sussex. Here is an update of some of the actions we took this year.
You said there was little for young people 18-25. Read some things that have happened so far this year.
Using information from our Local Offer
If you provide a service for children and young people with additional needs and their families we would strongly encourage you to get listed on our Local Offer. This enables the local authority to know what provision is currently available and ensures parents carers and professionals can 'self serve' using our Local Offer e.g. find out about you without having to rely on being told by someone else about your service.
Being listed also ensures the local authority has an accurate picture of all the available support and where there are potential gaps within service provision in West Sussex.
If you need any support/help getting your service or event(s) listed email Charlotte Smith, your Local Offer Officer: [email protected]
Local Offer Analytics 2017
Continuing to ensure we grow, develop and reach wider audiences by monitoring and reviewing our Local Offer.
Here are some of the key statistics from our Local Offer:
We have decided not to share the top viewed pages now as the information pages have changed. Sharing this information with you at this point would not be meaningful.
We would love to know any feedback you may have!
Use the feedback button.
0330 222 8555 and ask to speak to the Local Offer Officer
West Sussex County Council recognise that people like to receive information in different ways. We aim to use different methods in communicating so you can benefit from the information on our Local Offer. Therefore please do like, follow our social media channels and sign up to our Local Offer newsletter.
If you work directly with families:
Don't have internet? Find out how you can access our Local Offer.
I would like to thank everyone involved in developing, commenting and giving feedback about our Local Offer. I would like to give a special mention to the West Sussex Parent Carer Forum for their continued work and support in co-producing our Local Offer. Our Local Offer wouldn't be the same without you!