Health and Wellbeing Bulletin
What you need to know
The vision for the future of Health and Social Care
The Welsh Government recently commissioned a Parliamentary review of the long-term future of Health and Social Care which called for a “revolution from within” to drive the changes needed to meet the needs of current and future generations. ‘A Healthier Wales’ plan is the response to the review and it sets out the vision for the future of Health and Social Care with an emphasis on bringing care close to home and reducing the reliance on hospitals. The landmark report, unveiled by the Health Secretary Vaughan Gething details how the NHS and Social Care can be sustainable when demand for its services has never been higher.
Cwm Taf UHB unveils new Health and Wellbeing Centre
A £1.5m Centre designed to transform care and support for people living with dementia has been launched by Cwm Taf University Health Board. The Health and Wellbeing Centre, based at the Ysbyty George Thomas site in Treorchy, is a vital part of the Health Board’s strategy to deliver the highest quality dementia care to individuals and their families across the South Wales Valleys. The new facility promotes a move away from hospital based care and places the focus on how people with dementia can live well within the community if they have the right level of support in place. A range of services including day care, assessments, clinics, community nursing, therapies and care home teams as well as local authority and third sector services, will be delivered from the Centre, which has been designed to reflect the strong history of the local area. It is one of the key milestones in Cwm Taf’s Valley LIFE project, which has seen a range of sectors come together to develop plans to redesign care for people with dementia by helping them to live well in or closer to their own homes.
The Big Welsh Bite is back this summer, celebrating all the culinary delights from around Wales with two fun-filled days out for all the family. Now in its 15th year, Big Welsh Bite 2018 takes place at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd on 4 -5 August. Once again this year there will be the UHB will be supporting the ‘Wellbeing Zone’ a marquee filled with health and wellbeing stalls. Interlink have secured a stand for third sector organisations for a half day session, if you would like to book a session please email Anne Morris: email@example.com