BAVO


Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network (HSCWB)

In 2008, 22 Health Boards merged to become seven Health Boards across Wales.

Bridgend County Borough is part of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU) Health Board and has a strong integrated health and social care agenda.

Building Strong Bridges established in 2003 to strengthen partnership working between the voluntary sector around the NHS in Wales, led to a facilitator working in every Community Voluntary Council (CVC) across Wales, including BAVO.

Each facilitator:

  • Supports and promotes joint working between voluntary organisations and health and social care providers;
  • Supports voluntary sector and carer members on local health boards;
  • Develops and supports local health and social care networks;
  • Directly participates in joint planning groups, representing the voluntary sector;
  • Promotes the role and contribution of the voluntary sector to other health and social care agencies;
  • Provides information and training to local voluntary organisations around health and social care issues.

Designed to Add Value 2008 follows on from Building Strong Bridges to further strengthen the role of the third sector in health, social care and wellbeing through the following themes:

  • Stronger partnership working within the third sector and between the sectors;
  • Improved service planning, delivery and resourcing;
  • Supporting self care and independence;
  • Improving access to services for specific communities;
  • Promoting and improving health and wellbeing;
  • Volunteering for health and social care;
  • Developing social enterprises in health and social care;
  • Integrated services and workforce planning;
  • Reducing hospital admissions and improved discharge;
  • Research and development.

Meetings

Bridgend Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network
The next Bridgend Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network Meetings are all held on dates on:

  • Thursday 2 November 2017 from 10am - 12 noon.

Further dates will be available shortly.

Anyone working in the third sector interested in health social care and wellbeing is welcome. The venues for these meetings are to be confirmed through the distribution of the Health Social Care & Wellbeing minutes/agenda to the members of the Network. Please contact Kay Harries at BAVO, T: on 01656 810400 or E: bavo@bavo.org.uk for further information.

 

2017 Regional Health Social Care and Wellbeing Network meetings at Neath Port Talbot CVS:
For further information, contact Kay Harries at BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: bavo@bavo.org.uk

 

Joint Regional Citizens Panel
For further information, contact Kay Harries at BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: bavo@bavo.org.uk

 

Next meeting of Western Bay Regional Citizens’ Panel 29 November
The next meeting of the Western Bay Regional Citizens’ Panel will take place on Wednesday 29 November 2017 from 11am - 2pm at the Vine Christian Centre, Australian Terrace, Bridgend CF31 1LY.

Meetings are open to users of health and social care services, carers or family members based in the Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas. Those who attend will have the opportunity to consider the agenda and papers for the next meeting of the Western Bay Regional Partnership Board and offer feedback during a group discussion. 

Anyone interested in attending should email Helen Evans, E: HelenE@nptcvs.org.uk by Monday 20 November 2017.

Spaces are limited due to venue capacity, therefore registration is essential. Relevant papers will be circulated to attendees seven days in advance of the meeting.

 

Forums

As part of the Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network, a range of forums are held throughout the year:

Bridgend Health, Social Care and Wellbeing (HSCWB) Voluntary Sector Network >>

Regional Health, Social Care and Wellbeing (HSCWB) Third Sector Network >>

Stakeholder Reference Group (SRG) >>


Useful website links

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board >>

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Community Health Council >>

Bridgend County Borough Council >>

Health Challenge Wales >>

Western Bay Safeguarding Boards >>>


Useful resources

Bridgend Community Guide and Directory 2014 >>>

Bridgend County Advocacy Service Directory >>

What to do when you are leaving hospital >>

What to do when you get home from hospital >>

Residents information pack >>