THE principle of home care support for all Powys residents has been established, but how it’s implemented could be very different in each part of the county.
At Powys County Council’s cabinet meeting on Tuesday, July 27, councillors discussed the “Transforming Prevention Services: Roll-out and
mainstreaming of Home Support Services across Powys” report.
This will bring the council, health board and volunteer organisations together to provide support at home for Powys residents.
By adopting this model of care, the council are trying to cope with greater demand for services from an ageing population, and with limited funding.
This policy builds on a pilot schemes based on extending home support service schemes in Rhayader to three more areas, Presteigne and Knighton, Llandrindod Wells and Llanidloes from 2018.
These pilot schemes received grants from the Welsh Government’s Integrated Care Fund .
Head of social services commissioning Dylan Owen said: “The home support service has been in existence for a few years.
“It’s well established in Rhayader and has made great inroads into supporting people and providing early intervention and prevention by working with the local community.
“It’s not just a home based support service, there’s also community services which is run voluntarily by local people and it’s about how those two groups work together to ensure that people are supported.
“The pilot has shown its effectiveness, it’s efficiency and the