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The Progressive Partnership for Powys

Supporting vulnerable people

We are aware of the huge pressures being faced by both Children's Services and Adult Services in Powys by rising demands following Covid and the cost-of-living crisis while human and financial resources remain limited. Early in our administration there will be full and open transparency of the pressures faced by our service to enable a plan to be developed to recruit the staff and secure the other resources we need to provide the standard of service our vulnerable people have the right to expect.

Powys is the only county in Wales that shares its boundary with a Local Health Board. There is an urgent need to increase the integration of primary health and social care services to improve efficiency and outcomes for vulnerable people, and we propose to work at pace with Powys Teaching Health board to develop the most seamless integration of health and social care that we can. There should be no silos that create unnecessary barriers between health and social care.

We will extend the health hub concept, currently being developed in Newtown, to bring together GP surgeries, local NHS services and social care in one place in each major town in Powys.

Day centres and daytime opportunities are an important service for many people. We will work with partners to co-produce proposals for an enhanced return of day centre provision and daytime opportunities where it can be provided with appropriate, modern and fit for purpose facilities.

We will work to secure community plans to tackle anti-social behaviour and drug dealing. Substance misuse damages health and increases fear and insecurity in many of our communities so we will work with the Police, Health Board and partners to develop better local support services, with a health-based approach to supporting drug users while supporting law enforcement agencies to tackle drug dealers and county lines operators who exploit users.