This includes work which cuts across Start Well, Live Well and Age Well. Here are examples of RPB's cross-cutting projects:
Additional ICF funding allocated to carers has supported the provision of further information, advice and assistance for unpaid carers in Powys. Pilot work has been carried out to boost young carer awareness in school settings for pupils and staff, and to better equip schools to support pupils with care responsibilities.There has been a research project looking at spare care capacity within the non-paid care sector, and the potential to bring people into the future paid and volunteer workforces. Service provision has been strengthened by commissioning Credu (Powys Carers Service) to undertake low-level assessments in addition to their existing information, advice and support services.
Powys’ Social Value Forum, facilitated by Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO), has
continued to develop its remit and focus. Besides supporting wider development across the Board’s work programme (including engagement, workforce development, community development and the sharing of information and good practice) it has also undertaken research work into untapped workforce potential to meet current and future needs in care provision.
Technology Enabled Care
Technology Enabled Care is about using cost-effective technology to provide care and support. The right technology can help keep people safe in their own homes for longer, whilst also reducing the demands on carers. The technology can trigger automatic calls for assistance and allow family members to keep a remote eye on loved ones. Technology has a key role to play in the modernisation of health and social care and can provide lots of reassurance. So far, we have prescribed over 1,200 items of technology to people across Powys. Watch this short film for more.
The Active Offer
Third sector organisations funded by the local authority or the health board need to comply with the Welsh language standards set out by their funders. PAVO have a Welsh language Development Officer; Gwern ap Gwyn, who can support third sector organisations in meeting these standards with direct support and resources that have been developed in close consultation with the sector to alleviate the pressures that can come with compliance. Gwern is always happy to answer enquiries, offer support in any way regarding the use of Welsh language in your services.
Our Workforce Futures Strategic framework sets out our intentions for delivering A Healthy, Caring Powys through our workforce resource. We want to support an enabled workforce to gain transferable knowledge, skills and competencies and be able to adapt to new and enhanced roles and ways of working, with greater integration and collaboration going forward. This strategy will be launched on 4 March, so watch this space!