The Powys Regional Partnership Board (PRPB) is the statutory legal body, established in April 2016 by the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act. Its key role is to identify key areas of improvement for care and support services in Powys. The Board has also been legally tasked with identifying integration opportunities between Social Care and Health.
The Board will identify integration opportunities between Social Care and Health in the following areas:
Develop an in depth shared regional population and service assessment that links to Future Generations Assessment
Establish an everybody’s business model for identifying and assessing carers needs (inc champions)
A return to home project for individuals with a learning disability
Ensure Integrated Care Teams are in place for Older People
Establish an Integrated Disability Service for Children with Complex Needs (includes pooled funds)
Agree the strategy and implementation plans for Early Intervention and Prevention Services ensuring that the requirements of the SSWB Act are covered across all age.
The Board is multi-agency and brings together local authority leaders, chief executives and managing directors from Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board, Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations, the third sector, private organisations who deliver care and citizen representatives who either receive care, or are in a caring role.
The board will help shape and challenge critical issues in health and social care services in Powys and will not only forge good relationship with its partners but also ensure wider engagement takes place to ensure the voice of the citizen is heard and acted upon in any proposed changes.
Work had already commenced on many of the topics highlighted in the Act, but now there is a legal framework it will give further impetus to all partners to work closer together to focus on What Matters to the citizen and maximise all available resources through sharing intelligence and planning improved services.