Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board (RPB) have published the 2022-27 Population Needs Assessment for the region.
The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 introduced a duty on local authorities and Local Health Boards to prepare and publish an assessment of the care and support needs of the population, including carers who need support.
Existing data, assessments and reports were used to understand what information had been collected since the last Population Needs Assessment in 2017.
A series of focus groups were held to update the information and more fully understand people’s experiences in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. In addition, a public survey was available for people to complete and promoted by Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board partners and on social media. COVID-19 restrictions limited opportunities for face to face engagement.
The findings are used to shine a light on the key challenges our population faces and what services and support they find useful. People said what they would like to continue and what they would like to change in the future. The report also describes the next steps in addressing the issues raised. Detailed findings across eleven population groups are presented in the report, along with cross-cutting findings.
The work was overseen by representatives from Cardiff Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council, and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, and reported to the Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board.