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Integration of community health and social care front-line services and teams

The way public services work together in Powys has taken a big step forward as Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board take forward plans to integrate community health and social care front-line services and teams.

This will see the coming together of a range of care services (from primary care through to specialist services) across both organisations that will better serve the needs of residents in the county.

Chair of Powys Teaching Health Board, Professor Vivienne Harpwood, said: “By working together we believe that we can make Powys a better place to grow up, work, play, and grow old – in short to thrive.

“These innovations in joint service delivery will focus on prevention and enabling people to stay well in their own homes and communities. By providing a single co-ordinated system of care, built around service user needs we will be able to achieve the best possible outcomes for people.

“By using multi-skilled teams and sharing our assets and facilities we will be able to get the best possible value for money from our joint resources”.

Councillor Barry Thomas, Leader of Powys County Council, said: “I am pleased that our joint plans are supported by the Welsh Government who have confidence in Powys’ response to the Commission on Public Service Delivery and it is important to proceed with our plans at pace.

“Both our organisations serve the same population and we experience many of the same challenges providing services in a large rural county. We have a strong track record of working together and already share services such as ICT and provide services together like the Community Resource Teams who work together to reduce unnecessary hospital admission.

“We will continue this work by bringing other services together. There are a number of opportunities across our support services that offer the potential for joint working in the future. Pooling internal resources in this way will allow us to cut bureaucracy and duplication and allow our organisations to work together as one.

“We recognise how important it is to take our staff with us. They will be key to our success in transforming how we provide services to our residents, and we will be engaging with them every step of the way.

“The Management Teams of both organisations are meeting regularly to agree the scope of the integration work, and the Health Board’s Management Team are sharing office space with the Council at Neuadd Brycheiniog to aid taking forward this innovative approach to public service delivery. Our councillors responded positively to the plans at a recent seminar and there will be more information and discussion sessions for our members as plans progress.”