Partners in Caerphilly County Borough are pleased to present their third Health, Social Care and Well-being Strategy which will cover the period from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2014.
Improving the health and well-being of a population is not, and cannot be, the sole responsibility of one or two organisations, and therefore the development of this Health, Social Care & Well-being Strategy reflects a multi-agency approach to further improving the health and well-being of the population of Caerphilly county borough.
The Strategy comes at an exciting time for the locality and endeavours to build upon the successes of the previous two strategies, to ensure health, social care and well-being issues are planned, delivered and resourced in a co-ordinated way, and expertise integrated across public sector boundaries. It has also been developed at a time when there are significant challenges facing us all, and never has it been more important to find suitable, affordable and sustainable solutions to meet the needs of the population of our borough.
The Strategy has been prepared in order to ensure that the Local Authority and the Local Health Board meet their statutory duty under Section 40 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006.
Health, Social Care and Well-being Strategy (PDF 8.1mb)
The intention of this Strategy is to act as the Framework from which all other Health, Social Care and Well-being plans and policies will stem.
The vision for Caerphilly County Borough is that:
"Caerphilly County Borough is a place where people live longerand healthier lives."
In order to achieve the vision set, 7 long term Outcomes have been agreed, these are:
- Outcome 1: People recognise and take responsibility for their own health and well-being, and make use of the opportunities and support available to them.
- Outcome 2: The health and well-being of individuals experiencing disadvantage will improve to the levels found among the advantaged.'
- Outcome 3: People will have easier access to services and holistic care, experienced in a seamless way irrespective of the organisation providing the service.
- Outcome 4: All treatment and support will be provided within acceptable timescales based on need.
- Outcome 5: Wherever possible, services are provided locally in community and neighbourhood care settings by the most appropriate organisation.
- Outcome 6: Individuals, families and carers feel engaged, empowered and able to make informed choices about their own lives and lifestyles.
- Outcome 7: Vulnerable Children, Adults and Families will be supported toprevent and reduce the negative impacts of crisis.
The outcomes we have set are challenging and may not be fully achieved by 2014, however, this Strategy will continue the journey that we have been on since 2005 and through effective partnership working will strive to bring about positive changes for residents of this borough.