The Health and Social Care Regional Integration Fund is a 5 year Welsh Government programme from April 2022 to March 2027 to help integrate health and care services.
The aim is to develop new models of care to support priority groups. For more information about what the Regional Partnership Board is doing to improve services for these groups follow the links below.
- People with learning disabilities
- Unpaid carers
- People living with dementia
- Children and young people with complex needs
- People with emotional and mental health needs
Models of care
The models of care being developed are:
Community based care – prevention and community coordination
Community services that help to protect residents from longer term health or wellbeing problems, including befriending groups, community hubs, support for carers and access to well-being services.
Community based care – complex care closer to home
Help to improve recovery following a period of ill health and to be more independent in the long term. Includes help at home from specialist teams who work in the community and community rehabilitation.
Promoting good emotional health and well-being:
Creating and improving services for both adults and young people who need emotional health and wellbeing support, for example, iCAN services across North Wales and community activities to help improve mental wellbeing.
Supporting families to stay together safely and therapeutic support for care experienced children
Health, social care and education partners will work together with families to help them stay together safely and prevent the need for children to become looked after by the local authority. This includes early intervention projects; projects to build family resilience such as family group conferences, LIFT (Local Integrated Family Team) and MST (Multisystemic Therapy) and intensive residential support, support teams and specialist support for children with complex needs.
Home from hospital
Some people will always need treatment in a hospital environment, so this will help people to be discharged and recover at home safely and quickly. It also ensures those who do need acute care can access it easily.
Accommodation based solutions
Providing warm, safe and supportive living environments. This includes providing support to children and adults with disabilities and complex needs and a progression service to support young adults with physical and/or learning disabilities to increase their independence in their own home.
Resources for projects funded by the Regional Integration Fund
Previous funding streams
The fund replaces the Transformation Fund and Integrated Care Fund (ICF). To find out more: