We have supported the transformation of spaces across Cardiff and Vale to turn them into useful community centres that will help people live well and do the things they enjoy.

£5.08m was allocated to the region from the ICF Capital Fund for 2021-22 and a range of projects have been initiated including:
• A Smart House for people with Learning Disabilities;
• 2 Edge of Care units for children and young people who are accommodated presently in ‘out of county’ placements;
• Respite Accommodation for children and young people with learning difficulties and / or behaviour challenges;
• Safe Accommodation to assist childrens’ safe discharge from hospital (running in tandem with the Starting Well revenue funding programme);
• Feasibility work for new Health and Wellbeing Centres as part of the @Home programme

Here is a small selection of the improvements to community spaces that the RPB has helped make a reality:

Moss Rose Cottage

Moss Rose Cottage received funding for a range of equipment to help get them set up, for example, tables, chairs, a snooker table, arts supplies, printers and cooking equipment.

Motion Control Dance

Motion Control Dance received funding for a computer that has allowed them to stay in touch with people and promote their classes.

Women Connect First

Women Connect First received funding for computers and equipment to help their members stay in touch and do activities during the pandemic. They are still used to this day

CRI Chapel

East Cardiff

The former Chapel at CRI is being refurbished into a vibrant community hub for the residents in the south and east of Cardiff.

Smart House


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 …



A project managed by Learning Disability Day Services takes place at their allotment in Barry.

Community Wellbeing Hubs

Whitchurch, Rhydypennau and Rhiwbina

The Wellbeing Hubs have redeveloped and expanded existing libraries so they can meet the changing needs of the communities and have a sustainable future.

Llantwit Major Community Wellbeing and Enterprise Hub 

Llantwit Major

Llantwit Major Community Wellbeing and Enterprise Hub comprises two buildings next to St Illtyd’s Primary School in the centre of the town.

Creating Safe Homes


The RPB helped fund a home adaptation and repair service for older people with complex needs and long term conditions, including dementia.

Young Onset Dementia Project

Cardiff and Vale UHB: St Barruc Ward and Cariad Unit at Barry Hospital

The RPB Supported an upgrade to the existing ward and day hospital space at Barry Hospital to provide an appropriate environment for patients diagnosed with dementia under the age of 65 years (Young Onset Dementia).

Ty Gwyn Project

West Cardiff

This project improved an existing building (formerly known as Trelai Youth Centre) and created five classrooms for Ty Gwyn School, part of the Western Learning Federation in West Cardiff.

Dementia friendly environments

Vale of Glamorgan

Residential homes in the Vale of Glamorgan made a commitment to become more dementia friendly five years ago.

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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