ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP
Powys Regional Partnership Board (RPB) brings together a range of public service representatives including the local council, health board, third sector and other key people including citizens, to ensure that people work together better to improve health and wellbeing in Powys.
It's about putting people and what matters to them at the centre of health and care services. The RPB oversees the delivery of this in Powys, which is done through its programmes: Start Well, Live Well, Age Well as well as some other work which cuts across all of these.
The Board's priorities are set out in the Powys Area Plan - the Health and Care Strategy. Some of the Board’s responsibilities include making sure resources are available, that people remain independent for as long as possible, and that health and care services are fully joined up.
To help make this happen, the RPB also has responsibility for allocating funds from Welsh Government’s Integrated Care Fund (ICF), which it uses to support key projects.
FOCUS ON WELLBEING
By focussing on well-being we make sure people experience good health, happiness and prosperity. It includes having good mental health and a clear sense of purpose.
TACKLING THE 'BIG 4'
As some of the main contributors to ill health, Cancer, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, and mental health disorders are a big focus.
EARLY HELP & SUPPORT
Providing early help and support in an integrated way is vital across the life course to improve well-being, prevent disease, and enable people to lead fulfilled lives.
JOINED UP CARE
With growing expectations and a complex health system, we need to become more flexible when responding to people. We can do this better when we work together and join up care services.
Every five years we undertake a regional Population Needs Assessment. This assessment guides what heath and social care services are needed in our communities, and the range of support and services required to meet that need.
This assessment informs the work of the partnership which is driven by the Powys' Health and Care Strategy. The strategy sets out the priorities for action until 2027 and beyond.
The partnership also produces an annual report which looks at the progress being made each year. Take a look at some the key documents to learn more about the work of the RPB.
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