Our performance

Shaping Hampshire in 2017/18

In Hampshire, we are proud of our strong record of delivering excellent services that provide value for money.

Over the last few years we have risen to the challenge of national spending cuts with an ambitious programme of savings and modernisation, while protecting frontline services and reducing the impact on those in most need.

Here are some examples of how Hampshire County Council has delivered on its priorities in 2017/18.

Outcome one

Hampshire maintains strong and sustainable economic growth and prosperity

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  • Overall attainment in Hampshire secondary schools in 2017 remained above national attainment: 25% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate against 24% nationally; 68% of pupils achieved "The Basics" (a grade 9 to 4 in both English and mathematics) against 64% nationally.

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  • 65% of Hampshire's students taking Key Stage 2 assessments in 2017 achieved the expected level in reading, writing and mathematics, compared with 61% nationally. Hampshire outperformed its statistical neighbours in these results.

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  • In 2017/18, 2,086 primary and 150 secondary places have been created for the academic year starting in September 2018 as part of the County Council's school expansion programme.

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  • The County Council secured £12.9 million funding from Highways England which, together with a £6.6 million investment from the County Council, will enable improvements to Junction 9 of the M27 and Parkway South Roundabout, Whiteley

Outcome two

People in Hampshire live safe, healthy and independent lives

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  • 98% of parents were offered a place for their child in one of their three preferred secondary schools for September 2018, with over 92% receiving their first choice of secondary school. Almost 99% of pupils transferring from Infant to Junior school received a place at one of their preferred schools – with 97% obtaining a place at their first choice school (consistent with the previous year).

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  • The County Council, Hampshire Constabulary and the PA Consulting Group-led Argenti Care Technology Partnership have launched the GPS Tracker Scheme, providing an innovative way to help elderly people stay safe. The number of missing person 'episodes' for people taking part in the scheme has more than halved during the year to summer 2017, compared with previous years.

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  • All Children's Homes operated by Hampshire County Council inspected in 2017/18 have been rated as 'good' by Ofsted. In addition, all three Respite Homes operated by the County Council are also rated as 'good' by Ofsted.

Outcome three

People in Hampshire enjoy a rich and diverse environment

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  • CO2 emissions from Local Authority operations have fallen to 83,992 tonnes in 2016/17 from 86,684 the previous year (a reduction of 33.30% since 2011/12), keeping the County Council on track to meeting its target of 79,080 tonnes by 2020.

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  • £2.8 million is being invested in energy programmes, including LED Lighting, Electric Vehicles and Battery Technology, which will deliver at least £450k of revenue savings. The first phase of the LED lighting installation has been completed in 2017/18, with the rest of the programme to be completed in the next two years.

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  • All five of Hampshire's country parks have maintained their Green Flag award in 2017. This international award demonstrates that the country parks have the highest possible environmental standards.

Outcome four

People in Hampshire enjoy being part of strong, inclusive communities

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  • In 2017, the Department for Education published an independent evaluation of the Hampshire Innovation Programme evidencing: an increase in the percentage of children’s social worker time spent with families from 34% to 58%; estimated notional savings through increased productivity of social workers of £9k per social worker; and an increase in the percentage of time spent on the initial engagement of families from 30% to 70% as a result of the new Family Intervention Team.

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  • Hampshire County Council Trading Standards have helped vulnerable residents recoup £327,230 from scams and mis-sold goods and services in 2017/18, contributing to more than £2 million that has been recovered since 2009.

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  • A Hampshire County Council care assistant has won Britain's Best Care Home worker in the Great British Care Awards finals. In addition, two members of staff from Adults' Health and Care were winners at the 2017 Social Worker of the Year Awards.