£89m Integrated Care Fund delivering for people across Wales – Julie Morgan

An £89m Welsh Government fund is providing care closer to home for people of all ages, helping reduce pressure on hospitals and social care services across Wales, the Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan (pictured) said during a visit to a school in Cardiff today.

At Ty Gwyn Special School in Ely, which supports pupils aged 3-19 with Autism and /or profound and complex needs, the Deputy Minister outlined how the Integrated Care Fund has provided support for a range of projects across Wales.

A total of 563 projects were supported in 2018-19 helping support older people with complex needs and long term conditions including dementia, carers, and people with learning disabilities.

The fund also supports children with learning disabilities and complex needs, like at Ty Gwyn School. The school received capital funding of £175,000 in 2018/19 towards refurbishments and two new classrooms.

Other examples are included in the Integrated Care Fund 2018-19 Annual Report published today.

In 2018-2019, a total of £59m of funding was allocated for 492 revenue projects and £30m for 71 capital projects.

These include:

  • projects and services that deliver care closer to home;
  • schemes to prevent loneliness;
  • development of accommodation for people with disabilities;
  • housing adaptions to prevent falls; and
  • creating dementia friendly communities and environments.

Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, Julie Morgan said: “By making better use of resources and moving away from traditional ways of delivering services the Integrated Care Fund is making health and care services more person-centred and providing care at or closer to home. As result this is helping to reducing pressure on vital NHS and social care services.

Picture (c) Welsh Government.