Strategies and Schemes

This group contains documents which define the approach being taken by the Council to achieve a specific goal or set of goals

Economic Development Plan: 2011/12 - 2013/14
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This document sets out the objectives of the Island’s economic development plan for the next three years: 2011/12 to 2013/14. It outlines targets to be achieved to meet the vision for the Island by 2020 but also the progress that needs to be achieved in the shorter term.



Buy With Confidence Commitment by Businesses
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The terms and conditions of the Buy With Confidence Approved Trader Scheme define the minimum standards required of members and membership of scheme requires businesses to adhere to them. These minimum standards have been designed to ensure that member businesses are equipped to deliver good customer service, together with the right and proper personal approach by each and every member of staff.



Heat Mapping Study
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This study, carried out by Grontmij, shows heat demand density across the Island for both existing and proposed development. It suggests those areas where district heating could effectively be deployed in the future.



Anaerobic Digestion Review
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This study considers the potential for anarobic digestion on the Island, reviewing available waste streams and the size of AD system this could support.



Wood Fuel Supply Strategy
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This report looks at the potential biomass fuel supply on the Island, considering forestry, waste wood and agricultural residues.



Tidal Energy Resource Atlas for the South East
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This documents looks at the potential tidal stream resource in the south east region, mapping tidal flows, environmental constraints and potential power output.



Grid Connection Study
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This report looks at the current electricity grid infrastructure on the Island (including mainland interconnectors) and considers the potential to connect new renewable energy generation. It looks at existing capacity on the network and where reinforcement might be required.



Scheme for Financing Schools
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The funding framework which replaces Local Management of Schools is based on the legislative provisions in sections 45-53 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
The changes in the 2013 Scheme are those directed by the Department for Education and relfect the changes to Education Funding which were implemented in April 2013. All changes are shown in bold italics.



Sensory Impairment Equality Impact Assessment
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The Council currently has two separate contracts that provide support and advice to people with

a sensory impairment. The contract supporting people with sight impairment is run by the Isle of

Wight Society for the Blind whilst the other contract supporting people with a hearing impairment

is run by Action on Hearing Loss.

The intention is to bring together both of these services into one single contract and to provide

increased support to people who are deaf blind, children in transition who are not in education

and people with other related sensory impairments.



Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2011
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Local Authorities are required under the Childcare Act 2006, Section 6 to ensure that there is sufficient, quality, flexible, sustainable childcare for parents and carers The Childcare Act 2006 defines childcare sufficiency as ‘sufficient to meet the requirement of parents in the (Local Authority’s) area who require childcare in order to enable them:

 

a) To take up or remain in work

b) To undertake education or training which could reasonably be expected to assist them to obtain work.

c) May have regard to any childcare which they expect to be available outside their area.

 

In order to meet the sufficiency duty local authorities are required to undertake a detailed assessment of the supply of, and demand for, childcare in their area. Qa Research was commissioned to undertake the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment on behalf of the Local Authority. The assessment included research and consultation with parents / carers, children and young people, employers, and providers.

 

This document presents the key findings of the assessment in line with nine indicators of sufficiency:

 

  • Sufficiency of Places
  • Range of Provision
  • Quality
  • Flexibility
  • Accessibility (geographical issues)
  • Knowledge and Information
  • Affordability
  • Inclusivity/Meeting Particular Needs
  • Sustainability



Child Poverty Needs Assessment Executive Summary 2011
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The Child Poverty Act 2010 enshrined in law the commitment to eradicate child poverty in the UK by 2020 and placed a duty on local authorities to:

•work with relevant agencies and named partners such as: Police, transport authorities, Primary Care Trust, Job Centre Plus - to reduce and mitigate the effects of poverty;

•prepare and publish a local Child Poverty Needs Assessment - to understand the drivers of child poverty and characteristics of those living in poverty;

•prepare and publish a Joint Child Poverty Needs Strategy - setting out the measures the Local Authority and named partners propose to take to reduce and mitigate the effects of child poverty

 

The Needs Assessment:

•will provide evidence and context for developing a strategic approach to child poverty by providing a deeper understanding of:

•the extent and distribution of child poverty on the Isle of Wight;

•the key drivers and characteristics of families living in poverty;

•the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to tackling child poverty

 



Isle of Wight Local Economic Assessment
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In April 2010 Local Authorities were required to complete a Local Economic Assessment (LEA) of their area. The aim was to provide a comprehensive picture of the local economy, pulling together a wide range of data and evidence to tell a story of place.  This guidance was revoked in July 2010, allowing local authorities greater scope to use the duty as they see fit. On this basis, the Island LEA will provide the Council and its partners with a robust analysis of local economic conditions that will be used to inform economic policies and interventions.  



Isle of Wight Local Economic Assessment Summary
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In April 2010 Local Authorities were required to complete a Local Economic Assessment (LEA) of their area. The aim was to provide a comprehensive picture of the local economy, pulling together a wide range of data and evidence to tell a story of place.  This guidance was revoked in July 2010, allowing local authorities greater scope to use the duty as they see fit. On this basis, the Island LEA will provide the Council and its partners with a robust analysis of local economic conditions that will be used to inform economic policies and interventions.  



Isle of Wight Local Economic Assessment Statistical Summary
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Statistical Summary for the the Isle of Wight Local Economic Assessment



Local Council Tax Support Section 13A policy
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The Local Council Tax Support Section 13A Policy.  This policy sets out how the scheme will operate and what the qualifying conditions are for making awards from April 2013 to replace Council Tax Benefit



Local Council Tax Support Scheme Vulnerability Policy
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The Local Council Tax Support Vulnerability Policy provides a statement of intent of how the Council will address the issues of Child Poverty, The chronically sick and disabled, the Armed Forces Covenant, and work incentives through the Local Council Tax Support Section 13A Policy



Highways PFI Road Show Presentation 2013 - IWC portion
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This is this Highways PFI Contract Mangement Team portion of the PFI Roadshow delivered across the Island between November 12 and January 13.



Highways PFI Roadshow Presentation 2013 - Island Roads Portion
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This is this Island Roads portion of the PFI Roadshow delivered across the Island between November 12 and January 13.



Armed Forces Community Covenant for the Isle of Wight
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The Isle of Wight Armed Forces Community Covenant is a is a pledge made between the Island’s civilian community and the armed forces. It aims to prevent those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, from being disadvantaged by their service to their country, and to develop a better understanding between the civilian community and the armed forces community on the Isle of Wight. The armed forces community is regarded as being serving personnel, veterans (both Regular and Reservist) and their dependants, including merchant navy who have been involved in military operations.



Discretionary Housing Payments Policy
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The Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) scheme may provide support where there is a shortfall between rental liability and payment of Housing Benefit, provided that the claimant is entitled to at least the minimum amount of Housing Benefit and an application for further financial help is made and accepted.  



ECO Code of Conduct
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The Council will endorse a limited number of high quality ECO (Energy Companies Obligation) Schemes that comply with the Code of Conduct. The ECO Code is designed to ensure that high levels of customer care are being offered alongside energy efficiency improvements.



Sexual Health Needs Assessment
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“Sexual health is an important aspect of health and wellbeing. This needs assessment brings together the information we need to understand sexual health issues for island residents and helps us plan for future service provision. Responsibilities for commissioning sexual health services are now with the Isle of Wight Council, Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England. We will use this needs assessment to ensure that we have comprehensive services for the whole population.”



Children in Care Strategy 2013 - 2015
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The Children in Care Strategy sets out the help and support that is available for children and young people in care on the Isle of Wight.



Local Council Tax Support Section 13A Policy 2014/15
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The Local Council Tax Support Section 13A Policy (LCTS).  This policy sets out how the scheme will operate and what the qualifying conditions are for making awards from April 2014.  This replaces the previous LCTS scheme applied from April 2013 to March 2014.



Organisational Health Indicators
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An equality impact assessment has been undertaken alongside the compilation of a new range of organisational health indicators for consideration by Employment Committee in December 2014.



EIA Stage 2 - Local council Tax Support Scheme 2015/16
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The national Council Tax Benefit (CTB) scheme ended 31ST March 2013 and was replaced by a locally determined system of Council Tax Support (CTS). The funding made available by Government for the new scheme was reduced intially by 10% nationally and cash limited with further reductions each year expected through the financial setttlement. The aim of the support scheme is to provide financial assistance to council taxpayers who have low incomes. Persons who are of state pension credit qualifying age are protected under the scheme in that the calculation of the support they are to receive has been set by Central Government. For working age applicants however the support they receive on the Isle of Wight is to be determined by the Council.

The level of financial assistance for the scheme to be provided by Central Government has continued to reduce compared the level provided under the former Council Tax Benefit scheme. In order to fully or partly meet this funding gap the Council has had to review the previous CTS scheme provided during 2014/15 and consider whether the scheme for 2015/16 should continue or change in relation to the council tax support paid to working age claimants.

This completed EIA sets out the review considerations in providing the final Council Tax Support scheme for the third year 2015/16 following the Council decisons of 16.1.13 and 16.10.13 to provide a scheme during 2014/15 (resrticting to maximum of 80% support) from 1 April 2014.  Whilst the scheme is proposed to continue as per the 2014/15 scheme, this EIA review has been updated 



Children's Service Accessibility Strategy 2014-18
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Requirements for local authorities to put in place an accessibility strategy are specified in schedule 10 of the Act: Accessibility for disabled pupils. This schedule provides for accessibility arrangements for pupils in schools as set out in section 88.

(1) An accessibility strategy is a strategy for, over a prescribed period—

(a) increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the schools’ curriculums;

(b) improving the physical environment of the schools for the purpose of increasing the extent to which disabled pupils are able to take advantage of education and benefits, facilities or services provided or offered by the schools;

(c) improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is readily accessible to pupils who are not disabled

(2) The delivery in sub-paragraph (1)(c) must be—

(a) within a reasonable time;



Community Safety Partnership meetings minutes
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Minutes from the Community Safety Partnership meeting held on November 30th 2015



Recycling Poster 2016
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This poster sets out what recycling goes in each bin



Community Safety Partnership meeting minutes october 2016
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Minutes of the Community Safety Partnership meeting held on october 12th 2016



PWC Study - Hampshire and Isle of Wight Future of Local Government
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A study undertaken by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) into devolution and the future of local government - Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.



PWC Study - Heart of Hampshire - Devolution and the future of local government
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A Price Waterhouse Cooper study into the future of local government in the Heart of Hampshire. 



PWC study - Solent Authorities - Devolution and the future of local government
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A study by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) into Solent Authorities - devolution and the future of local government.



EIA - Local Council TAx Support 2017/18 Stage 1 & 2
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This completed EIA sets out the review considerations in providing the final Council Tax Support scheme options for the financial year 2017/18 for the Full Council decision of 18.1.17 to provide a scheme from 1 April 2017. 



EIA - Council Tax Technical Reform Discount Changes 2017/18 stage 1
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This completed EIA sets out the review considerations in providing Council Tax  discounts in relation to empty homes, those undergoing structural alteration and repair, and long term empty properties from 1 April 2017 to support the Council decision of 18.1.17 to provide a revised policy during 2017/18. 



Procurement Strategy 2016-2019
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The Isle of Wight Council's Procurement Strategy 2016-2019



20170126_Sitematch general view v0.3.pdf
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Map showing 6 key regeneration sites as part of the new regeneration programme



Isle Help CIC Annual Strategic Partnership Report
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This annual report relates to year two of the strategic partnership between the council and Isle Help CIC in terms of collective arrangements to continue public access to effective advice, information and guidance that will help people to better respond to debt, housing, health, welfare, employment, consumer rights and other issues.



Grant Funding Prospectus - Personal Assistants, Adult Social Care
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Information relating to an opportunity for groups, organisations and enterprises of all types to bid for grant funding to develop the Personal Assistant market on the Isle of Wight, the provision of support for Personal Assistants and the development and delivery of a Personal Assistant Hub



Strengthening Families Outcomes Document
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This is the Isle of Wight's framework taken from DCLGs financial framework.



Performance & Risk Management Framework
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This document sets out the council's approach to performance and risk management and provides advice and guidance on how to conduct related activities that ensures that they are embedded into operational delivery plans.



Local Council Tax Support Consultation Combination of 70% and Band C - Case Study 1
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Case Study in relation to the Local Council Tax Support Scheme



Local Council Tax Support Consultation Combination of 70% and Band C - Case Study 2
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Case Study in relation to the Local Council Tax Support



Local Council Tax Support Consultation Option 1 case study 3
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Case Study in relation to the Local Council Tax Support Scheme



St Marys Junction Phasing Plan
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Information relating to the phasing of works for St Marys junction improvements



St Marys Junction Improvement Consultation Plan
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Outline plan showing proposed St Marys junction improvement works



St Marys Junction Improvement Works Background Document
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Information relating to St Marys junction improvement works



ONS population analysis tool mid-2016
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Interactive excel spreadsheet produced by the ONS for interactive use of population data - made available as part of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)



Exceptional Hardship Policy - April 2018
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The Exceptional Hardship Fund (EHF) has been set up by the Council to assist applicants for Council Tax Reduction who are facing 'exceptional hardship'



Adult Learning Disability Strategy 2018-21
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A joint plan between the IWC, IOW NHS Trust, IOW CCG and People Matter IW for the delivery of providing support to adults with a learning disability.



Adult Learning Disability Strategy 2018-21 (easy read)
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A joint plan between the IWC, IOW NHS Trust, IOW CCG and People Matter IW for the delivery of providing support to adults with a learning disability. Easy read version



Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018-2021 - Final
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The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) for the Isle of Wight was produced in accordance with statutory requirements set out in the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013.

The PNA is a statement of the needs of the Island’s population in relation to pharmaceutical services, and since April 2013, Health and Wellbeing boards (HWBs) have been responsible for publishing and updating their local PNA.

The PNA takes account of the strategic context of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). This is an assessment of the population’s health and wellbeing needs, based on demographic, health and care data as well as current service provision.



Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2021
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Health and wellbeing strategy for the Isle of Wight 2018-2021

This strategy builds on the aim of the council’s corporate plan to move towards one public service by

developing joint commissioning across council departments and the wider NHS, regeneration and

environmental system, and in doing so to start looking beyond integration itself to the outcomes it

produces to improve the wider determinants of health and wellbeing.



A3055 - Undercliff Drive Impact study
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A3055 - Undercliff Drive Impact study prepared by the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research and the Market Research Group at Bournemouth University, December 2017. 

The Isle of Wight Council commissioned Bournemouth University to assess the effect of the A3055 Undercliff Drive road closure on local businesses.



Solent Armed Forces Covenant Needs Assessment
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In 2017 Portsmouth, Southampton, Gosport and Isle of Wight councils came together to adopt a partnership approach to delivering the covenant within the Solent region of the wider County of Hampshire. Entitled Strengthening Local Covenant delivery, the aim of this partnership is to:

Raise awareness among serving personnel, reservists and veterans of the support they can expect from local authorities;

Provide a broader understanding of the needs of the local veteran population as well as serving personnel during transition to civilian life;Evaluate the impact of these initiatives.

The Solent Armed Forces Covenant Partnership Board representing Portsmouth, Southampton and Gosport, and the Isle of Wight Civil Military Partnership Boards, refreshed in 2017, provides strategic governance for local delivery of the Covenant.
We estimate that 76,207 adults and children are part of the Solent Armed Forces community. The Solent Armed Forces Covenant Partnership have worked together to understand the needs of this community in the form of the Solent Armed Forces Needs Assessment



Festive recycling and waste poster 2018
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A poster detailing what goes where at Christmas regarding your recycling and waste.



Christmas recipe cards 2018
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Handy recipe cards to help use up Christmas leftovers.



FAQ's - discretionary Cross Solent Travel Scheme
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Frequently asked questions regarding the discretionary travel scheme operated by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust but funded by the Isle of Wight Council.



FAQs Disretionary Cross Solent Travel Scheme
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Frequently asked questions regarding the discretionary Cross Solent Travel Scheme operated by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust but funded by the Isle of Wight Council.



Exceptional Hardship Policy - April 2019
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The Exceptional Hardship Fund (EHF) has been set up by the Council to assist applicants for Council Tax Reduction who are facing 'exceptional hardship'