Information on District
South Staffordshire Council believes that within service delivery, equality is fundamentally about ensuring needs are equally identified and met, and by giving exemplary customer services. The Council endeavours to consult with its residents and businesses on major issues or policy changes wherever possible and we use a variety of mechanisms to seek views.
At the centre of our approach is the South Staffordshire Partnership and Locality Working, which has been designed to make services to be much more responsive to meet local needs.
The South Staffordshire Partnership brings together District and Parish Councillors and key public service providers such as the police, fire service. Health and the community and voluntary sector to solve local issues and encourage local people to play their part in helping the Council and its partners to tackle major issues that concern our residents.
Information on our Customers
We know that the different areas of South Staffordshire have different needs, issues and priorities and to help us meet these needs the Council works in serving five locality areas across the district. These are:
Acton Trussell, Bednall & Teddesley Hay, Dunston with Coppenhall, Hatherton, Huntington, Penkridge
Blymhill & Weston under Lizard, Brewood & Coven, Lapley, Stretton & Wheaton Aston
Cheslyn Hay, Essington, Featherstone, Great Wyrley, Hilton, Saredon and Shareshill
Bilbrook, Codsall, Pattingham & Patshull and Perton
Bobbington, Enville, Himley, Kinver, Lower Penn, Swindon, Trysull & Seisdon and Wombourne
A key element of Locality working is the collection of data, which allows us to build up the intelligence within the individual localities and helps support the development of future priorities. The Locality Data Profiles are produced annually and are continually updated and the profiles contain data broken down to ward level where possible, on a range of issues affecting the area to help with decision making and service delivery.
The profiles also contain some equality and diversity information e.g. age, disability and long-term health, race and sex.
The Council also has strong links with the Staffordshire Observatory which is run by Staffordshire County Council. The team work in partnership with all districts in the Staffordshire County to help provide in-depth, high quality insight into Staffordshire's people and places, to facilitate effective and tailored service delivery at local level. The website provides comprehensive data on the population of Staffordshire along with data on households, BME and unemployment rates.