May 26, 2021
The population of West Wales has a higher proportion of older people, a longer life expectancy and lower disability free life expectancy than the Welsh average, and it’s predicted that 44% of the population over 75 will have a limiting longterm illness by 2035.
The CONNECT project is enabling a more proactive and preventative care model to improve outcomes for the people of West Wales.
The aim of the project, which is the first of its kind in Wales, is to support a prevention and early-intervention care system through pro-active wellbeing calls which can help identifyany potential health and wellbeing issues at the earliest opportunity to ensure needs are supported accordingly, providing a specialist response service and via community based support whenever individuals need it.
The programme is still in its early stages, but is focusing on outcomes that include:
• Use of statutory Social Care services
• Use of ambulance service
• Expedited hospital discharges
• Service user wellbeing - based on individual goals/perception