The resource centre is one of the first projects in Wales to achieve integration between primary and community NHS services, social services and the voluntary and independent commercial sectors.
Developed and led by the former Neath Port Talbot Local Health Board, with assistance from Welsh Health Estates, this centre includes the co-location of four GP practices as well as pharmacy, dental, community and therapy services. The Community Integrated Intermediate Care Service, elderly mental health services, local authority social services and housing services are also based there. Voluntary sector agencies including Citizens Advice Bureau and Age Concern provide advice services and a local organisation runs a healthy eating cafe as a social enterprise. The development will facilitate the transfer of services from secondary to primary care while also creating opportunities for diagnostic and specialist services. The development of the centre was in response to the strategic challenges of national and local policy including ‘Designed for Life’, the ‘Review of Health and Social Care in Wales’ and the local ‘Health and Wellbeing Strategy‘. The centre opened in October 2009.
Name: Debra Davies
Title/Role: Head of Primary Care
Telephone: 01639 683670