£22.7 million funding announced towards delivering A Healthier Wales

10 Jun 2019 11:44 AM

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has welcomed progress in delivering the £100 million fund to transform the way health and social care is delivered, as he announced the latest allocation ahead of the first anniversary of A Healthier Wales.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board, which now includes the Bridgend County Borough Council area, will receive £22.7 million from the Transformation Fund.

The money will be used to expand successful pilot projects across Cwm Taf and Bridgend to provide greater choice and independence for individuals, whilst reducing pressure on social care, GP surgeries and hospitals. Each proposal being supported by Welsh Government funding should improve people’s experience of care and support the ambition to provide more care closer to home.

Mr Gething yesterday said:

A year ago we launched A Healthier Wales, the Welsh Government’s long-term plan to transform the way we deliver health and social care. I am pleased we’ve already allocated more than £80 million of the £100 million Transformation Fund to back projects which can eventually be scaled-up to deliver the vision set-out in A Healthier Wales.

A Healthier Wales is the first time we’ve set out a shared plan for health and social care, which emphasises the importance of these services working seamlessly together. In order to meet the demands of the future we need to radically change the way services are delivered. We need to move away from healthcare which focuses on treating people when they become unwell, to one that supports people to stay well, lead healthier lifestyles and live independently for as long as possible.

Rachel Rowlands, Chief Executive of Age Connects Morgannwg and Chair of the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board yesterday said:

On behalf of the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board, I am delighted to receive the support of the Minister for our ambitious proposal to transform health and social care across Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend.  Our proposal, which reflects the current population needs and those of future generations, is the product of hard work by Partnership members over many months.   

The £22.7 million made available by Welsh Government is a significant investment to secure better solutions for people of all ages, regardless of postcode. Much of what we seek to achieve will be delivered by social value organisations and I am delighted that a considerable proportion of the funding will be used to boost the role of social value organisations already having a huge impact on the lives of people living across the region. The hard work starts now and we look forward to working in partnership to ensure our proposals deliver on time, on budget and make a real difference to people’s lives.

Since the publication of A Healthier Wales on 11 June last year, £87.2 million has been allocated from the Transformation Fund to projects across Wales. 

Regional Partnership Boards, bringing together local authorities, health boards and other public bodies and community groups, bid for the money and will run the projects.

The money has been allocated as follows:

Projects include:

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