Our capital funding builds and transforms spaces to maximise their use to our communities. It invests in the long-term aim of ensuring support is delivered as close to home as possible and is available when people need it. Our investments this year have focussed on some of our most vulnerable communities, as well as keeping people well and living lives that are as independent and enjoyable as possible.
In 2022-23 we secured £7.8 million pounds of Housing with Care funding on delivering projects under three key objectives:
Objective 1 -increase the existing stock of housing with care
- We invested in creating 44 easy access apartments with lounge, communal spaces, roof terrace in Addison House, Older Persons Community Living Scheme.
Objective 2 – increase the stock of intermediate and short-medium term care settings
- Meridian House Family Supported Living – 9, 2 and 3 bed family apartments with onsite support
- Children’s Services Accommodation Portfolio – 5 accommodation schemes to support the accommodation strategy
- Merthyr Dyfan – accommodation for adults with learning disabilities
Objective 3 – Provide a small, fixed element of discretionary funding which meets the needs of Housing with Care.
This supported people to live in their own homes and do the things that matter to them through providing funding for:
- Care & Repair Cardiff & Vale
- Third sector led capital grants scheme (GVS & C3SC)
- Tech enabled care (Cardiff Council)
- Assistive Living Tech (Cardiff Council)
- Assistive Living Tech & tech enabled care (Vale of Glamorgan Council)
- Disabled Facilities Grants
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
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 …
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 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
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.
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.
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