NORTH POWYS WELLBEING PROGRAMME
UNDER THE POWYS REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP BOARD (PRPB) we are working together to take forward a once in a generation opportunity to transform services in north Powys. We have a high level of ambition to improve health and wellbeing services through a new model of care as set out in our Health and Care Strategy which was approved in April 2018.
In May 2019, the PRPB received £2.5m of funding from the Welsh Government Transformation Fund to invest in new ways of delivering health and social care services within north Powys and support us in taking forward our ambitions.
The new model will focus on three areas:
HOME There is a strong national and international consensus that we should strengthen care closer to home. Both digital technology and workforce are key enablers to achieving this ambition. Technology could enable access to specialist advice and opinion remotely and can, through telemetry and wearables help people to live safely and independently for longer in their own homes and communities. Flexible, enhanced and easily accessed, community based services can further enable people to stay longer in their own home.
NEIGHBOURHOOD APPROACH(Community Wellbeing Hubs) Community Wellbeing Hubs could provide a place where different local partners in a neighbourhood could come together and address the issues that matter most to them. Community Wellbeing Hubs can provide services for the community, but also by the community.
RURAL REGIONAL CENTRE The Rural Regional Centre could link with Community Wellbeing Hubs and potentially with people in their home. It will give us the opportunity to deliver more services locally in Powys that are currently provided out of Powys, for example, this could include some pre-and postoperative care, day case procedures, diagnostics, outpatients and rehabilitation services.
THE RURAL REGIONAL CENTRE AND COMMUNITY WELLBEING HUB could be part of an intergenerational Multiagency Wellbeing Campus that could also include primary education provision and supported accommodation, with links to leisure and outdoor green spaces. The preferred site for the campus is situated in the centre of Newtown, and is currently occupied by a range of providers including health provision, other council services and two schools.
We are keen to work with individuals, families, communities staff and partners to know what matters most to them and to understand how we work together to improve health and wellbeing services in north Powys.
Over the coming weeks ahead, we have a number of planned drop-in events at local libraries across north Powys. To find out more and get involved, visit us at:
Llanfyllin Library, Tuesday 25 June – 2-5pm
Machynlleth Library, Tuesday 2 July – 2-7:30pm
Llanfair Caereinion Library , Thursday 4 July 3.30 to 6.30pm
Welshpool Library, Tuesday 16 July – 2-7:30pm
Llanidloes Library, Tuesday 23 July 3:30 to 6pm
Newtown Library, Tuesday 30 July – 2-7pm
Llanfyllin Library, Tuesday 6 August – 4:30 - 8pm
For further information contact.: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @PowysWellbeing @LLesPowys