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Early Help and Prevention @ Home

The transformation of prevention services for adults in Powys will involve bringing together local organisations and services over the coming year, so that early help and prevention at home is consistently available across Powys. This includes the Home Support services and project. The webpage will evolve in response to the work of the newly formed steering group over the coming months to include (or link) to all the key and related work areas.

The Home Support Service

Home Support is an early help and prevention service for citizens (50+) that enables and provides the support and practical assistance an individual may need in their day-to-day life to live at home with confidence, in good health, independently and safely.

Home support is all about putting an individual in control of their care and support, so they can live at home as independently as possible. The Home Support teams work closely with individuals, their family and anyone else in their life, to help them with the support that they need. They also work alongside other organisations in the local community to help provide better all-round support. Home Support services are free. Access is not means tested or dependent on inclusion/exclusion criteria and individuals can self-refer. Once an individual becomes a member of Home Support they can dip in and out of the service according to their needs without having to be re-referred. Some of the things Home Support can help with include:

  • Care line responders 24/7/365
  • Proactive wellbeing checks
  • Promotion of independence and wellbeing and healthy lifestyles
  • Practical support (help with appointments, accessing prescriptions or essential shopping)
  • Assist carers with their role 
  • Temporary personal and domestic support (as a registered service with Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW))
  • Signposting, referral and help to access local community groups and supportive networks (including technology enabled care (TEC)) and services

Home Support services currently available

  • Rhayader and Llandrindod Wells and surrounding areas  01597 810432
  • Llanidloes and surrounding areas  01686 413652
  • East Radnor (Presteigne and Knighton and surrounding areas) 01544 260360

The Home Support Project

The Home Support project was established in 2018 to test out the impact of existing Home Support services in Rhayader in East Radnorshire (Presteigne and Knighton), Llandrindod Wells and Llanidloes; and if successful, the viability of extending the service across all thirteen localities in Powys.

Comprehensive evaluation (and resulting recommendations) after the first year secured a further two years of project funding. This has continued, culminating in the Three-year Home Support Review (2018-21), which has provided further local evidence demonstrating the impact and difference that Home Support services have made.

In July 2021, the Powys County Council Cabinet approved the business case to transform prevention services across Powys by bringing together several overlapping and compatible workstreams and key stakeholders to deliver on the strategic objective to roll out and mainstream early help and prevention at home from three to all thirteen localities in Powys.

The inaugural Early Help and Prevention @ Home Steering Group will be held in March 2022 with the aim to build on the evidence base and learning from the Home Support Three-year Review to steer, support and govern the transformation of prevention services in Powys.

Further Information

** Due to the size of this review, it is not currently available in its entirety in Welsh.