Chief Executive Jas Bains comments on the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales

Posted January 16, 2018

Responding to today’s publication of the report, Jas Bains, Chief Executive of Hafod said:

We welcome today’s publication of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales and the opportunity it offers housing organisations to play a more significant role in delivering an integrated health and social care service.”

Hafod shares many of the views highlighted in the report. From our perspective:-

  • The report recognises the value of integrating health, care and housing with a focus on community based services.
  • We particularly welcome the role identified for citizens and local communities in the provision and delivery of services.
  • We support the principle of a seamless service of single providers supporting people along different stages of their personal journey.
  • We welcome the requirement for co-ordinated intervention across departments and budgets to foster better co-operation and collaborative problem-solving.
  • We commend the opportunity to reconfigure existing provision to develop new services in new settings and new partnerships.
  • The increased emphasis on partnerships provides the ability to drive change through more and different collaboration.
  • The report moves away from the idea that change should continue to be primarily state-driven.
  • The report raises fundamental questions about the new leadership model required.
  • Taking an evidence-led approach will be crucial to the success of the report.