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. This report details the assessment for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
We used existing data, assessments and reports to understand what information had been collected since the last Population Needs Assessment in 2017.
We ran a series of focus groups to update the information and more fully understand people’s experiences in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. In addition a public survey was available for people to complete and promoted by our partners and on social media. Covid-19 restrictions limited our face to face engagement. We used these findings to shine a light on the key challenges our population faces and what services and support they find useful. People told us what they would like to continue and what they would like to change in the future.
The work was overseen by representatives from Cardiff Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council, and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, and reported to the Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board.
Detailed findings across are presented in the report, along with cross-cutting findings. The report also describes the next steps in addressing the issues raised.