About us

The Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board was established by the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 to ensure local health boards, local authorities and the third sector work together to deliver services, care and support that meets the needs of people who live in Cardiff and Vale. We carry out regular Population Needs Assessments to make sure people get the right support, at the right time, in the right place.


Population Needs Assessment

We use the Population Needs Assessment to make sure care, support and preventative services across the region meet the needs of people living in Cardiff and the Vale;

Ensure partnership bodies provide sufficient resources for the partnership arrangements;

Promote the establishment of pooled budgets where appropriate;

Integrate services for:

  • Older People with complex needs and long term conditions, including dementia
  • People with learning disabilities
  • Carers, including young carers
  • Family Support Services
  • Children with complex needs due to disability or illness

RPB Members

The Regional Partnership Board has a key role to play in bringing together partners to determine where the integrated provision of services, care and support will be most beneficial to people across our region.

The membership of the Board is made up of the following partners:

RPB Team

Alison Law 

   Improvement and Development Manager, Joint Commissioning 

  • Project management across the partnership to enable the alignment and joint commissioning of services, which includes shaping the market, regional commissioning strategies, contracting and quality assurance.
  • Programme manager for ICF Capital fund 

RPB Team

The RPB Team support the Regional Partnership Board to deliver their aims. 

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference set out what the RPB will focus on and how partners will work together.
The terms will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Governance Structure

The Partnership (with support from a Strategic Leadership Group) provides the governance arrangements for overseeing the work of the Partnership. They ensure that delivery arrangements are in place to enable effective implementation of the Social Services and Well-being Act on a regional basis. 

Progress monitoring against this Regional Work Programme is reported to the Board and the Senior Leadership Group for action as required.

The Board is primarily responsible for overseeing delivery against the identified priorities, which include:

  • Planning & Promoting Preventative Services (including preparation of the Population Needs Assessment)
  • Locality Working (including the preparation of Area Plans).
  • Home First and Patient Flow.
  • Integration (in line with Part 9 of the Social Services Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – older people; people with learning disabilities; carers; Integrated Family Support Services; and children with complex needs due to disability or illness).
  • Joint Commissioning (prioritising the establishment of pooled funds for care accommodation for older people, family support services and functions that will be exercised jointly as a result of the Population Needs Assessment).
  • Welsh Community Care Information System.

Area Plan

The Population Needs Assessment was used to produce a joint area plan that described the range and level of services that were needed to respond to the care and support needs that were identified.

The plans are available at:

Area Plan Statutory Guidance

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Area Plan for Care and Support Needs 2018-2023 

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Action Plan for Care and Support Needs 2018-2023 

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Executive Summary 

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Easy Read 

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Equality Health Impact Assessment 

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Minutes of RPB Meetings

See the latest minutes from RPB meetings

Events Diary

Upcoming events to look out for

Our Priorities


We want every child in Cardiff and Vale to have the opportunity to thrive. Our work focuses on children in vulnerable situations and the services that support them.


We know how hard it can be to find help when people need it the most. We want to make sure there is community support to help people stay as healthy as possible so they can carry on doing the things that matter most to them.


As a Partnership we have worked together with people with a learning disability, their families, carers and the third and independent sector to produce a clear direction for the planning and delivery of adult learning disability services across the region over the next five years.

Case Studies

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