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Work underway on new health and social care facilities

New facilities are being established in Bettws that will support the work of the county borough’s integrated health and social care team.

The plans involve adding a new level on top of the existing flat roof of the Trem y Mor building, which is currently home to the community resource team, and providing facilities that will support the training of staff who work in areas such as reablement, physiotherapy, nursing, social work and occupational therapy.

The £435,000 project, which is being funded by Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Bridgend County Borough Council, includes a £400,000 grant from the Welsh Government Integrated Care Fund.

The newly-added level will support the work of frontline health and social care staff by providing an appropriate environment and demonstration space for a wide range of telecare equipment, aids and adaptations for people with sensory and physical disabilities, and more.

Working in close integration and partnership with colleagues in health is a vital part of how we are delivering essential services for local people.

This partnership is making it possible for adults to live healthier, independent lives within their own homes while also ensuring that more secondary-care beds remain available.

I’m sure that the work at Trem Y Mor will prove to be an extremely valuable asset in our efforts to provide residents with the very best level of support possible.

Councillor Nicole Burnett, Cabinet Member for Social Services and Early Help

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