Accelerated Cluster Model & Social Prescribing

Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan

One of our Transformation Fund projects has allowed a group of GP practices in the South West Cluster in Cardiff to develop new ways of working.

The key developments for the cluster have been:

Pioneering a new social prescribing platform.

To support people better on discharge from hospital

Improving links to independent living services through a multi-disciplinary approach


GPs referred 277 patients through the social prescribing platform (alternative to traditional approaches) for assistance and support.

Community-based, multi-disciplinary teams discussed 231 individual patients.

4,740 patients were contacted to offer support and signposting.

Intermediate Care

Both ICF and Transformation Funds support a range of intermediate care services that provide citizens with the care they require as close to their own home as possible. Local citizens can be admitted from home (step-up), or from one of the larger hospitals (step down).

View some more what we’ve achieved

Signposting and Crisis Response

Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan

A single point of contact for residents in the Vale of Glamorgan that can deal directly with requests for information and advice about Adult Social Care Services and other related services.

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West Cardiff

A single point of contact for residents in the Vale of Glamorgan that can deal directly with requests for information and advice about Adult Social Care Services and other related services.

Cardiff Independent Living Service


Cardiff Independent Living Services helps people access a wide range of support to help them live as independently as possible.

Cardiff and Vale Regional Innovation Coordination Hub have joined up with the Fathom Trust’s Making Well Project to explore the benefits Green Prescribing can have to people’s health and wellbeing.
As part of their investment in social prescribing, the South West GP Cluster in Cardiff joined up with parkrun and the Royal College of General Practitioners to host their own parkrun Practice event, which aims to encourage people to be more active and take control of their wellbeing.
Grow Well is a community gardening project within the South West GP Cluster in Cardiff. We worked with them to showcase the benefits social prescribing can have on health and wellbeing.

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

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 

Meredith Gardiner 

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