The West Glamorgan Regional Partnership’s vision is to provide high quality services that protect children and adults from harm, promote independence and deliver positive outcomes for people in Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea.
To achieve this, Swansea Bay University Health Board and the Local Authorities of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and Swansea Council are working together through the West Glamorgan Regional Partnership, with third and independent sector partners. The primary purpose of the collaborative is to provide a strategic mechanism for co-ordinating a programme of change in a suite of projects and work streams that partners have identified as a common priority.
The long term and primary aim of the Programme is to ensure services are resilient and sustainable and that there are demonstrable improvements in service delivery for all service users across the Health Board footprint encompassing the areas of Neath Port Talbot and Swansea. Health and Social Care Services are currently over-stretched, with a growing demand and therefore the main aim of the programme is to make service improvements, to avoid service costs increasing and to ensure services are sustainable for the future. In order to do this the programme aims to achieve effective collaboration so that capacity is used in a more efficient and effective way, which will save time, resources, expertise and contribute to citizen improved wellbeing.
The key aims of the Partnership are:
- To promote prevention and wellbeing from a citizen centred perspective, that will support and strengthen both the care delivered and the health and wellbeing benefits to the people of the region
- To integrate services more effectively for the benefit of service users and carers
- To focus on the person through an approach committed to personalisation, independence, social inclusion and choice
- To fulfil a shared responsibility that adults and children at risk of harm are safeguarded against all forms of abuse by working together to keep adults and children safe and to promote their welfare
- To make service improvements, to avoid service costs increasing and to ensure services are sustainable for the future, in the face of growing demand and the current financial climate.
- To recognise that incremental changes to existing models of care will not be sufficient and that a bolder approach is needed to bring about innovative models that are appropriate to the needs of the population.