The Regional Commissioning Unit is responsible for managing and coordinating a range of Welsh Government funding that is directed through the Regional Partnership Board.
This funding is very important as it helps to ensure the right services and support is available for people living in Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil.
The funding includes the Regional Integration Fund.
The Regional Commissioning Unit works with a range of partners including Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, Bridgend County Borough Council, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, the third sector, housing and education.
The Regional Commissioning Unit focuses on coordinating regional funding streams such as the Integrated Care Fund.
The team supports the Regional Partnership Board to meet priorities identified in our area plan.
The purpose of us working together as a region means we can develop better partnerships by learning from one another, working together to improve health and social care services, and identifying how best to support and serve people who live in the region.
For example, a project that works well in Rhondda Cynon Taf, could also work well in Bridgend and Merthyr Tydfil, so could be created as a regional service across all three areas.
An example of this could be the CTM Regional Self-Isolation Helpline that was set up to support with the COVID-19 pandemic.
County Borough Councils like Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf or Merthyr Tydfil, or County Voluntary Councils like VAMT, BAVO or Interlink may co-ordinate and manage specific grants for services that meet the needs of their local communities.
Funding for national services such as the NHS or education may be managed and coordinated directly by Welsh Government.
It’s important everyone works together to benefit communities in the best possible way.