Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

The Regional Innovation Co-ordination (RIC) Hub supports innovation in health and social care across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan by showcasing good practice, supporting the spread and scale of new approaches and bringing people together to solve issues. We are hosted by the Health Board, within the Dragon’s Heart Institute, and work across the area’s Regional Partnership Board.

Our Role:

  • We identify and showcase good practice so innovative approaches can be spread and scaled across the region and across Wales
  • We bring people, resources and organisations together to deliver benefits that could not be achieved alone
  • We drive innovation led health and social care based on the needs of our population

We work with RPB partners to ensure that we focus on the areas most in need of innovation and enable real, lasting change. A key part of this is finding new ways of coordinating, aligning, developing and implementing impactful, beneficial sustainable change and ways of working across the region that are also linked to national and international initiatives. By working in partnership, we are able to bring the right people together to showcase and spread the things that are going well, and work together to find solutions to challenging issues.

Setting Our Agenda

The RIC Hub works to support the RPB’s Starting Well, Living Well and Ageing Well partnerships’ work programmes.

We have worked with the RPB team and partner agencies to jointly develop the 2022/23 work plan for the RIC Hub. The work plan sets out the major areas for attention. Our RIC Hub steering group provides the focus and direction to deliver the plan.

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.
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.
Teenagers from across South Wales have begun a week-long fitness challenge to boost their wellbeing and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. See more at Teens step up for mental health – CAVRPB
The Nitrous Oxide Project has led to a huge reduction in Nitrous Oxide use in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. We worked with them to showcase their story so it can be adopted across Wales and beyond.

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STARTING WELL

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LIVING WELL

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AGEING WELL

Our Priorities

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STARTING WELL

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.

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AGEING WELL

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.

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LIVING WELL

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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