Creating Safe Homes
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
The RPB helped fund a home adaptation and repair service for older people with complex needs and long term conditions, including dementia.
THE SERVICE PROVIDES ADAPTATIONS AND REPAIRS IN ORDER TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS AND REDUCE HAZARDS TO HELP PEOPLE LIVE SAFELY AND INDEPENDENTLY. THIS PROJECT SUPPORTS THE REVENUE-FUNDED ACCOMMODATION SOLUTIONS PROJECT.
This service helps reduce falls and injuries by:
- Ensuring quick, low-level adaptations and repairs that remove environmental barriers to a safe hospital discharge to the home;
- Where there has been a hospital stay as a result of an accident in the home, a housing intervention might well prevent readmission;
- 600 referrals completed that assist older people to safely return home from hospital;
- 500 referrals completed that assist older people to reduce hazards within their home environment that could lead to hospital admission / re-admission;
- 90% of older people will feel more able to remain living in their own homes with increased independence and wellbeing as a result of the work completed;
- Reduction in length of stay and hospital discharge processes – 600 patients to be assisted in leaving hospital earlier;
- Reduction in hospital admissions – 400 people to be assisted in preventing their admission to hospital.
View some more of our Transforming spaces in Cardiff and Vale
The former Chapel at CRI is being refurbished into a vibrant community hub for the residents in the south and east of Cardiff.
The RPB has supported a complete overhaul of two houses in home young adults with a learning disability and associated conditions.
Trysor O Le
Trysor O Le ‘Gem of a place’ Barry Trysor O Le ‘Gem of a place’ is aptly named as the grants it has received from the ICF Fund have provided …
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.