Accompanied by Huw Irranca-Davies AM, BCBC Leader Cllr Huw David, Susan Cooper BCBC Corporate Director of Social Services and Wellbeing and Hilary Dover of ABMU, Welsh Government Minister Rebecca Evans AM recently visited the Trem Y Mor residential care facility in Bettws, base of Bridgend Community Resource Team.
Trem Y Mor workforce include staff from reablement, physiotherapy, nursing, social work and occupational therapy teams. Innovative services at the facility, developed as part of the Western Bay Programme’s health and social care integration agenda makes it possible for adults to live healthy, independent lives in their own homes. This also helps ensures more secondary care beds are available for those who really need them.
Huw and others discussed with Team Leads progress made in the development and implementation of these services and praised the Welsh Government investment.
Huw said: “The visit was a great opportunity to highlight the excellent work going on in the area. The services operating out of Trem Y Mor are a first-rate example of effective joint working across health, social care and voluntary sectors. These are challenging times, but innovative work like this makes a real difference to the quality of life of so many of my constituents.”
Rebecca Evans, Minister for Social Services and Public Health said: “Through bringing local partners together, Western Bay’s innovative, integrated services are making a real difference to the lives of people in Bridgend and further afield. I am very pleased the Welsh Government has been able to allocate over £10 million to Western Bay as part of the £60 million Intermediate Care Fund in 2016-17. This has enabled people to receive support to live safely and independently in their own homes”.