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News 2016

Latest news from across PSB partners

The draft Vale of Glamorgan Well-being Assessment is now available. We want to hear what you think about our assessment of life in the Vale. You can do this in a number of ways:

  • by reading our assessment  - either in full or the summary if you prefer – and completing a short questionnaire;
  • by attending one of our drop in sessions; or 
  • by chatting to us on Facebook over the next couple of weeks as we start a conversation about life in the Vale.

We want to know what you think and whether our assessment of life in the Vale is right.  It is important that you have your say as our assessment will inform the future priorities of the Public Services Board (PSB). More information about the PSB and a link to our well-being assessment is available through the Let's Talk consultation page.

The Integrated Health and Social Care Partnership is structured to deliver various workstreams which together help to bring about the integration of key services across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. This is the first edition of the quarterly newletter for the partnership, and provides an update on the partnership working taking place to improve health and well-being in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.  

In May 2016, the Vale of Glamorgan Public Services Board was established in line with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act. The PSB will replace the former Vale LSB and will be required to publish a Well-being Plan by April 2018. During the development of the plan, the PSB agreed at it's inaugral meeting to adopt the former LSB structures, including it's strategies and performance management arrangements, in order to ensure momentum is not lost during this time and to ensure successes delivered through partnership working continue.

The Vale of Glamorgan Ageing Well Plan 2016 - 18 outlines a range of actions to support the delivery of the Older People's Commissioner's Ageing Well Programme and the five objectives of the programme.

In December 2015, the LSB endorsed the Financial Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan developed by the Financial Inclusion Group. The plan sets out a range of actions to help residents of the Vale overcome barriers to financial inclusion and will complement work being undertaken at a national level through the Welsh Government's Financial Inclusion Strategy.

The plan is based on close co-operation with partners in local government, the health service and the voluntary sector, as well as Welsh Government, and sets out six priorities for keeping our communities safe.





PSB Well-being Assessment Workshop - November 2016


In November 2016 a workshop was held to bring together members of the Vale PSB to discuss the initial findings of the draft Well-being Assessment and agree a set of priorities for further 'response' analysis. The consultation on our initial findings and potential areas for further analysis will open in January 2017.


Well-being Assessment Workshop - November 2015


In order to begin planning for undertaking the Wellbeing Assessment as required by the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act, in November 2015 a workshop event was held. The session brought together a range of data, policy and research officers from across  partners to begin discussions on undertaking this exercise and a feedback report from the workshop which was presented to the LSB can be found below.

Local Service Forum

Local Service Forum 2014

The Vale Local Service Board hosted its annual Local Service Forum event on the 9th December 2014. The theme of this year's event was 'Shaping the Future - Meeting the Challenges Together' and the purpose of the conference was to bring together representatives from a wide range of organisations that provide services in the Vale, enabling stakeholders to hear about the challenges facing partners and consider how we can work together to deliver services differently. A conference report on the event along with copies of the presentations given during the day can be found below.

Presentation 1: Reshaping Services: A New Change Programme for the Council

Presentation 2: Challenges and Choices Facing the UHB

Presentation 3: How the Third Sector Can Help Reshape Services


Local Service Forum 2013

In October 2013 the Vale LSB held a Local Service Forum event bringing a range of stakeholders together to discuss a number of important issues in the Vale. The main focus of the event was on improving partnership working in the Vale and on developing the next Community Strategy Delivery Plan 2014-2018, based on the findings of the refreshed Unified Needs Assessment. A report on the Local Service Forum 2013 is available below together with presentations from the day.

Presentation 1: The Unified Needs Assessment – Key Challenges

Presentation 2: Poverty – is it true? Welfare Reform – is it fair?

Presentation 3: Building Solutions: The Role of Housing

Presentation 4: NEET Strategy & the Engagement and Progression Framework


Local Service Board Forum 2012

The Local Service Forum 2012 took place in October to consider progress in delivering the Community Strategy 2011-21 which is the Vale Single Integrated Plan. A report on the Local Service Forum 2012 is available below together with presentations from the day.

Presentation 1: Overview of Development and Regeneration in the Vale

Presentation 2: Families First FACT Service

Presentation 3: University Hospital Llandough


Anti-Poverty Event 2013


More than seventy delegates attended an Anti Poverty event on the 11th July 2013 at Hebron Hall in Dinas Powys. Save the Children worked with the Partnership Team to plan the event which included presentations on health inequalities and education inequalities and a series of workshops.

The outcome of the discussions will inform the development of the Community Strategy Delivery Plan for 2014-18 and the Local Service Forum stakeholder event in October.

A report of the event is available below together with copies of the presentations given on the day.