How the RPB is funded 

The Welsh Government have confirmed how our funding will be delivered over the next five years (2022-27). This will be in the Regional Integration Fund and be made up of: 

  • Embedding Fund – to support existing projects that have been tested and evaluated as having had good impact and are part of the delivery of our emerging integrated care models  
  • Acceleration Fund – allowing us to develop and test new elements of our emerging integrated care models  
  • National ring-fenced fund – fully funded by the Welsh Government to support delivery of ministerial priorities – our work around the Integrated Autism Service, dementia and unpaid carers 
  • Infrastructure fund – to support the RPB to fulfil its duties under the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 

The Embedding and Acceleration Funds will be match funded by partners. This new five-year funding will enable our programmes to plan their work in the longer term and increase ways we can work together. Twenty percent of the fund will be used to support social value, which helps deliver wider socio-economic and environmental outcomes. Five percent of the fund will be used to support unpaid carers. The RPB agreed the programmes of work that the RIF will be used to support delivery of: 

Further information about the Regional Integration fund 

Key funding 2020-21

Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board had responsibility for the following Welsh Government funding streams in 2020-21:

The Integrated Care Fund 

Revenue Programmes

This £11.602m fund enabled partners to work together to support:

  • Older people with complex needs and long-term conditions including dementia
  • People with learning disabilities
  • Children with complex needs due to disability or illness
  • Carers, including young carers
  • Children at risk of becoming looked after, in care or who are adopted;
  • Integrated autism service
  • Wales Community Care Information System (WCCIS)

Capital Programme

The £5.771m final 2020-21 instalment of a 3-year investment programme totalling £13.335m supported a range of developments to assist partnership working and the delivery of community-based support services across our region.

The Transformation Fund 

£3.041m targeted testing new models for seamless alignment of health and social care services; local primary and community-based care, health and social care delivery; and new integrated prevention services and activities.

COVID-19 Discharge Fund  

£1.251m supported hospital discharge pathways in the early months of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Children and Young People Mental Health Fund

£200k supported preventative services to help promote mental well-being.

Winter Protection Planning 2020-21

£2.774m to respond to the Welsh Government’s six goals of urgent and emergency care.

Regional Partnership Board Support

  • Engagement Fund.  £40k to support the development of an engagement framework for use across our region.
  • Research, Innovation and Improvement Coordination (RIIC) £250k to evidence and support change across health and social care.
  • RPB Performance and Evaluation Fund £60k to provide general support for the work of the RPB.

Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board Funding Status Overview

Cardiff and Vale RPB budget and spend 2020-21

Additional funding to support key aspects of the pandemic response

The Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board was also made use of:

£1.251m of Welsh Government funding to support discharge planning.

£140k of capital and revenue funding to support 35 third sector organisations in helping vulnerable groups. A report outlining the ways in which this funding delivered real change for citizens is available here.

£11.4k of revenue funding to support delivery of third sector services for people with Learning Disabilities. This fund was facilitated by C3SC and 3 successful applications to reduce isolation and loneliness for this vulnerable group of citizens.

£130k capital grant scheme to support 71 care homes across the region in reducing the impact of social isolation for their residents. This included supporting the provision of visitor pods in care home gardens, physical adaptations to enable relatives to visit their loved ones whilst keeping them safe and equipment to enhance entertainment provision for residents.