l Supporting inclusive growth by giving more people the skills to get and
sustain good jobs and careers (e.g. Connected Communities Employment
l Developing a new approach to commissioning and delivering provision
funded through the Adult Education Budget to include a shift in higher
level skills delivered in priority sectors, pre-apprenticeships and targeted
Public Services Reform
To create a region that does more collaborative work across services and
sectors to innovate and drive better outcomes for citizens – including a
l Providing tools and capability to support inclusive growth and help
shape investment, infrastructure and services around social as well as
economic goals (e.g. inclusive growth framework and population health
intelligence function and supporting a Social Economy Taskforce).
l Public Service collaboration through supporting public service and
whole system collaboration across the region that delivers better
outcomes for citizens, supports more inclusive developments and
infrastructure, and helps to close the region’s fiscal gap over the long term.
Continue to develop a fully integrated transport network that meets the
economic and environment needs of the region – through:
l Improving the customer experience.
l A common approach to cycling and walking.
l Ensuring Safety and Security on the network.
l Helping to improve air quality.
l Support Bus as the backbone of the region’s public transport network.
l Deliver the best rail services.
l Continue to invest in Metro.
l Invest and develop our Key Route Network.
l Develop the future regional Transport Strategy.
l Ensuring readiness for City of Culture and Commonwealth Games.