Welsh Government allocated Integrated Care Revenue Funding

Date published: 14/07/2017

Integrated Care Fund 2017/2018 for third sector organisations now open.

Deadline: Friday 4 August 2017 at 4pm.logo

Welsh Government has allocated Integrated Care Revenue Funding (formally known as Intermediate Care Fund) in 2017/2018 to the Western Bay region. The purpose of the funding is to improve outcomes and wellbeing of people with care and support needs and their carers.

How much funding is available?
Western Bay partners agreed to allocate £286,000 of this funding to the third sector / voluntary organisations.logo

A small grant scheme (up to £100,000) is also available and will be administered through Swansea Council for Voluntary Services (contact: Lauren Howlett, T: 01792 544013/01792 544000 or E:

What is the Western Bay Health & Social Care Programme?
The programme has been set up to develop a regional response:

  • To the ever increasing needs of the population, in particular older people who are living longer but with higher levels of physical and mental frailty;
  • To address the significant financial challenges facing the three local authorities and the ABMU Health Board;
  • With a view to optimise collective effort to deliver high value sustainable Health and Social Services.

Their vision is to provide high quality services that protect children and adults from harm, promote independence and deliver positive outcomes for people in Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea.

To achieve this, the ABMU Health Board and the local authorities of Bridgend County Borough Council, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and City & County of Swansea will work together through the Western Bay Health and Social Care Collaborative, with third and independent sector partners. This collaborative provides co-ordination and a mechanism for partners who wish to address areas of concern.

When does the funding need to be spent by?
This revenue funding must be spent by 31 March, 2018.

What are the key priority areas for the Integrated Care Fund?

  • older people with complex needs and long term conditions, including dementia;
  • people with learning disabilities;
  • children with complex needs due to disability or illness;
  • carers, including young carers.

Schemes that address the following issues will also be welcome and be given priority:

  • Prevention with an emphasis around de-escalation to social care / health services;
  • Expediting hospital avoidances and discharges;
  • Community based transport;
  • Loneliness and isolation.

What are the objectives for the Integrated Care Fund (ICF)?
Details of the objectives of the ICF are included in the ICF guidance in chapter 2, please refer to guidance for the full details, included in appendix 1. The main headings which need to be considered are:

  • Integration – Partnership working and co-operation;
  • Prevention and Early Intervention;
  • Alternative Delivery Methods;
  • Wellbeing for people who need care and support

Download guidance notes here >>>

Download further details and Expressions of Interest application form here >>>

If you have any questions or queries regarding the funding or the process, please contact either:
Nicola Trotman in the Western Bay Programme Office:
T: 01792 636946 or 07471 145421

Elaine Tanner in the Western Bay Programme Office:
T: 01792 636680 or 07976 898788

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