The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 introduced a duty on local authorities and local health boards to prepare and publish an assessment of the care and support needs of the population, including carers who need support.
Partners from the public and voluntary sectors in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan joined forces under the banner ‘Let’s Talk’ to identify the key care and support needs, prevention issues, and assets (such as people, buildings, organisations or services which contribute to enhancing or maintaining well-being) in the region.
An assessment was undertaken between February 2016 and January 2017. Over this time, information was brought together from a number of sources: Public surveys tailored to the audience; focus group interviews with local residents; a survey of local professionals and organisations providing care or support, including the third sector; service and population data; key documents; and previous work.
The final report is available for download here.