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Shaping NPT – A better life in a better place for a better future

Shaping NPT is Neath Port Talbot Council’s Corporate Plan. It sets out what we are going to do to help the county borough become a better place for people to live, learn and work and bring up their families. A place where everyone has an equal chance to get on in life.

Every day the council delivers hundreds of services to more than 140,000 residents

Here you can read more about the work we are doing to help us improve the well-being of our residents and communities, highlighting some of the services and the support we are providing. We will post updates throughout the year about customers’ and service users’ experiences and post progress reports on how we are doing.


Our priorities for improvement over the next few years are:

To improve the well-being of children and young people

We want all of our children and young people to have the best start in life, so they can be the best they can be

To improve the well-being of all adults who live in the county borough

We want everyone to participate fully in community life – socially and economically

To develop the local economy and environment

We want Neath Port Talbot County Borough to be a vibrant, healthy and safe place to live, work and enjoy recreational time.

How are we doing?

Here you can read about the progress we have made, what is going well and where we are on track, but also about those areas that need more work. 

The 2018/19 Corporate Plan key performance indicators will be published with the Annual Report in October.

You can read the full report here and a summary version here.

How are we improving the well-being of our children and young people?

Children and Young People

Areas that need more work:

  • Out of school childcare provision was lower than our anticipated target of 281, actual 240
  • More to be done to improve transition between early years and schools
  • Continue to raise educational standards and attainment for all children
  • Further strengthen arrangements for transition from childhood to young adults for children receiving care and support form Children and Young People Services
  • The model of outcome focused social work practice continues to be driven across all social work teams, however, more work is needed to gather the collective views of children and families and utilise the feedback to drive further improvements

How are we improving the well-being of adults who live in the county borough?

Areas that need more work

  • More work required with partners to increase the number and variety of housing units, which can be affected by economic conditions
  • More work required with strategic housing partners to prevent homelessness
  • Continue to implement our local, joint Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategy
  • Begin work on a new commissioning cycle for substance misuse services in NPT and Swansea
  • Continue to take action to improve landlord services in the private rented sector
  • A Local Authority Delivery Plan for Adult Carers is being produced with the aim of going live in October 2018

How are we improving the local economy and environment?

Areas that need more work:

  • We completed and submitted to Welsh Government the annual Air Quality Report for the county borough, which identifies that there has been a steady reduction in all levels of pollutants
  • Improvements were made to the transport network which included: the Transport Hub at Port Talbot Railway Station and improvements at Neath bus station.  However financial pressures and a fall in usage in the private sector has seen reduced bus services in a number of areas
  • Coed Darcy and Harbourside sites remain to be a primary focus for regeneration in line with the Local Development Plan

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Customer stories

Find out how we are making a real difference to people in the county borough.

We welcome your feedback on Shaping NPT. Have your say here

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