Health, Social Care & Wellbeing Partnership Officers

GAVO’s Health, Social Care & Wellbeing Partnership Officers are here to support partnership working between the Third sector and other providers of health, social care and wellbeing services.

Voluntary and Community Organisations provide a wide range of services and support, often to the most vulnerable people in our communities. Those Organisations are well placed to understand local needs and to identify innovative solutions, as such their input into the design and development of services is critical.

Our HSCWB Partnership Officers promote and champion the Third Sector at a wide range of planning groups and partnerships on a local, regional and national basis ensuring the contribution of the sector is maximised. They also provide information and advice on funding, training and best practice etc.

Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.

For more information, please click here.

Neighbourhood Care Networks (NCNs)

The aim of the Neighbourhood Care Network is to provide leadership in the development and provision of integrated health and social care services for people in a specific catchment area.

Guidance from Welsh Government was that each NCN should cover a population of 30-50k, in Gwent there are 12 NCNs and most are led by a GP. Each NCN has developed an action plan to address local priorities that included things like Dementia Care, Mental Health, Smoking, Obesity.

Key Functions of the NCN
  • Planning and delivery of primary care services.
  • Service improvement and innovation.
  • Develop relationships with the local population, particularly carers and vulnerable groups to ensure that local needs are identified and addressed.
  • Develop relationships to share best practice and good ideas with other groups in the NCN area to ensure the delivery of high quality services.

Care Close to Home

The Care Closer to Home Programme is a new multi-agency initiative that aims to:

  • Keep people living safely and independently in their own homes.

  • Avoid unnecessary admission into care settings.

  • Develop preventative services using a person centred approach.

  • Develop a multi-agency provision to ensure that the right care is provided at the right time.

  • Link people to the services within their local communities.

Social Care and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 became law on 1 May 2014 and was implemented from April 2016.
More information can be found here.

Meet the Team!

Louise Tovey
Health, Social Care & Wellbeing Partnership Officer
Blaenau Gwent
Laura Brosnan-James
Health, Social Care & Wellbeing Partnership Officer
Miranda Thomason
Health, Social Care & Wellbeing Partnership Officer
Susanne Maddax
Health, Social Care & Wellbeing Partnership Officer
The Dewis Cymru Portal

Dewis Cymru is THE place for information about well-being in Wales.

If you provide a service or activity that helps people with their well-being, you can add your details to Dewis Cymru, so that people can find you more easily.

Go to the Dewis Cymru Portal

The Dementia Roadmap

The Dementia Roadmap Wales is a web based platform providing high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and care pathways to support living well with dementia in Wales.

Go to the Dementia Roadmap Wales