Our vision

Kirklees - building a strong local democracy

"We want Kirklees to be a district which combines a strong sustainable economy with a great quality of life - leading to thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity and low inequality where people enjoy better health throughout their lives."

Our values

Leadership

Leading the council, its partners and communities in managing resources efficiently to maintain services.

How we will do this

We will provide strong community leadership and not shirk from taking difficult decisions to provide the services our residents deserve within the resources available.

Our shared outcomes

(developed with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors)

  • People in Kirklees feel safe and are safe/ protected from harm
  • People in Kirklees live independently and have control over their lives

Our key themes

(priority council activities contributing to the achievement of the outcomes)

People in Kirklees feel safe and are safe/protected from harm

  • Communities contributing to early intervention and prevention
  • Reduced community tensions between people who are different
  • Sustainable solutions for community safety

People in Kirklees live independently and have control over their lives

  • Deliver Democracy Commission recommendations
  • Delivering schools as community hubs
  • Quality, sufficiency and stability in the adult social care market
  • Timeliness of adult social care assessments and reviews
  • Integrated adult social care access points
  • Meeting the housing needs of vulnerable people
Progressive

Driving innovation based on engagement with all, helping to foster and develop a thriving area.

How we will do this

We must work smarter and will make sure our workforce have the skills to do this. Our innovation will be driven by up to date and relevant intelligence to deliver services that are more accountable, more flexible and more efficient, within the resources available.

Our shared outcomes

(developed with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors)

  • A council that works smart and delivers effectively and efficiently

Our key themes

(priority council activities contributing to the achievement of the outcomes)

A council that works smart and delivers effectively and efficiently

  • Effective customers first points of contact
  • More digital and self-serve transactions
  • Information technology enabling Council transformation
  • An intelligence system in support of effective commissioning
  • Council property assets that are fit for purpose (supporting community strength)
Responsible

Work with communities to create a sustainable environment for people; improving health and well-being and building a strong local economy.

How we will do this

We will strive to create a great quality of life and an environment where our economic performance benefits all our citizens and our communities provide the right locations for all our residents to lead healthy, safe and fulfilled lives.

Our shared outcomes

(developed with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors)

  • Kirklees has sustainable economic growth for communities and businesses
  • People in Kirklees experience a high quality, clean, and green environment
  • People in Kirklees are as well as possible for as long as possible

Our key themes

(priority council activities contributing to the achievement of the outcomes)

Kirklees has sustainable economic growth for communities and businesses

  • Business and jobs growth
  • Revitalising Huddersfield and transforming Dewsbury
  • More and better quality homes
  • Improving physical/digital connectivity
  • Protecting and making the best use of social housing stock

People in Kirklees experience a high quality, clean, and green environment

  • Effective management of waste
  • Making the most of greenspaces

People in Kirklees are as well as possible for as long as possible

  • Reducing health inequalities through physical activity
  • Prevention of avoidable infection/diseases
Equality

Working together to meet the needs of our citizens to create opportunities for everyone and a fairer society.

How we will do this

We recognise people's different needs, situations and goals and will remove the barriers that limit what people can do. We will work towards a fairer society, where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Our shared outcomes

(developed with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors)

  • Children have the best start in life
  • People in Kirklees have aspiration and achieve their ambitions through education, training, employment and lifelong learning

Our key themes

(priority council activities contributing to the achievement of the outcomes)

Children have the best start in life

  • Preventing family breakdown
  • Independent and resilient looked after cildren and care leavers
  • Integrated working across all children's social care agencies
  • Therapeutic support for vulnerable children
  • Supporting schools, carers/ families of children and young people with special educational needs and disability

People in Kirklees have aspiration and achieve their ambitions through education, training, employment and lifelong learning

  • A skills strategy to meet local need
  • Helping people into employment and to progress in employment
  • Best possible educational outcomes for children and young people
  • Sufficient quality learning places for Kirklees
  • Tackling poverty and welfare support for people in financial need

Our key strategies

Our performance framework

Download the Corporate Plan

You can download the Corporate Plan 2017/18 print version