The Cardiff and Vale Research, Innovation and Improvement Coordination Group (RI&IC) has begun a piece of work to assess how the impact of COVID-19 inspired more effective partnership working.


Under the umbrella of the Cardiff and Vale Integrated Health and Social Care Partnership, the RI&IC includes representatives from Cardiff and Vale UHB, Cardiff Council, Vale of Glamorgan Cardiff Council, Cardiff Third Sector Council and Glamorgan Voluntary Services.


The project will seek over the course of the next four months to gather feedback from employees and volunteers working in roles linked to health and social care within the three statutory organisations and their third and private sector partners.


The project will also seek the views of those who received care and support from these organisations or groups since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.


The project will be conducted in two phases using a combination of surveys and interviews.


The first phase is a pilot scheduled to commence on 7 Aug 2020 with the Discharge to Assess (D2A) service established as part of the “Me, My Home, My Community” project. The pilot will provide the opportunity to test the approach to make sure it is fit for purpose.


Colleagues working in the D2A service will be contacted directly by email to let them know how they can feedback their views and experiences to the Project Team.


The second phase of the project which will invite feedback from anyone working in a role linked to health or social care will begin in September.


If you’d like more information on the project please contact