Funding help for Trem Y Mor in Bettws to expand pioneering work
Updated: Mar 4
Photograph: BCBC Leader Cllr Huw David, WG Minister for Finance & Trefnydd Rebecca Evans MS, Huw Irranca-Davies MS during visit to Trem Y Mor 12th January 2017
A £435,000 project has been announced by Bridgend County Borough Council and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, which involves creating new space and extra facilities at the Trem y Mor Respite and Intermediate Care Service facility in Bettws.
Made possible via a £400,000 Welsh Government Integrated Care Fund Grant, the project will help provide extra space suitable for a wide range of telecare equipment, aids, and adaptations for people with sensory and physical disabilities, and more. It will also support the training of staff to continue their work with reablement, physiotherapy, nursing, social work and occupational therapy.
The integrated approach to health and social care at Trem Y Mor is a first-rate example of effective joint work across the health, social care and voluntary sectors. Treatments which are ordinarily administered in the hospital, can now be given at the patient’s home allowing residents to continue with independent living with available support when needed.
Ogmore MS and former Welsh Minister for Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies welcomed the funding saying: “I’m delighted to see the Welsh Government Integrated Care Fund being used to expand the integrated health and social care team working from Trem y Mor. This fund is being used locally and across Wales to drive real change in health and care, so that the focus is truly on the person who needs the support, at all stages of their life. This is something I am really passionate about as a former Minister for social care in Wales, and it is great to see this going from strength to strength in the Bridgend area.”
More on the work of the Western Bay Health and Social Care Programme can be found at www.westernbay.org.uk