Ceredigion County Council Cabinet has supported proposals for the future use of Awel Deg, a former care home in Llandysul.
The Cabinet received an overview of the options considered, how these were evaluated and how this will infom future services in Awel Deg, following a feasibility report.
The preferred option is an ambitious integrated Health and Social Care Model working collaboratively with 3rd sector partners to create a 24 hour resource for Mental Health & Dementia Services, co-location with Learning Disabilities Services and delivery of a social enterprise.
Councillor Catherine Hughes said: “This is really exciting opportunity for the council to explore innovative and collaborative models of care that meet the mental health and wellbeing needs of the residents, of not just Llandysul, but also a model to expand and develop.”
Mrs Sue Darnbrook, Director of Care, Protection and Lifestyles said: “It is clear the Social Services and Well Being Wales Act (2014) will require us to work in a more collaborative and enterprising way, this project in Awel Deg is our opportunity to lead the way delivering new and innovative services.”
Ms Julie Denley, Interim Director of Mental Health and Learning Disability Services said: “The Health Board sees this as a fantastic opportunity to work differently, the key aim being to provide easily accessible services whist also striving to address some challenging recruitment issues by attracting clinicians to work in the area supporting modern and innovative services.”
The next steps will see officers from the council and health board working together to develop more formal proposals under a collaborative agreement. The first phase will include co-location of Health and Social Care staff and a detailed business case for the new service and operating model will be developed.