26 June 2012>
Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Merthyr, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen councils have joined forces to work together in providing an improved Adult Placement Scheme.
The scheme, led by Caerphilly County Borough Council, has been established to bridge the gap between adults with special needs and the specialist services they require.
A special event took place at Penallta House council offices in Ystrad Mynach to launch the South East Wales scheme to professionals working in the field of adult care.
Leader of Caerphilly Council, Cllr Harry Andrews said, "This new scheme delivers the right services to the people who need them and will help make a real difference to their lives. What makes this partnership unique is that it will bridge the gap so vulnerable adults can access bespoke services to suit their particular needs."
All those involved heard and saw first hand how this complimentary service works and how its expansion across the Gwent Valleys will effectively bring the standards of care for adults to new heights.
At the event, service providers offered exhibitions demonstrating their services and showcased the benefits of partnership working.
Speakers at the launch included Alex Fox, Chief Executive of Shared Lives and Anthony O'Sullivan, Chief Executive of CCBC.
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