Closer to home project in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Closer to home project in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Closer to home (C2H) - Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Cardiff Council, the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cardiff and Vale UHB and Swansea Bay Health Board are actively working jointly to establish a regional specialist service that will enable people with learning disabilities to live C2H.

The aim is to achieve a regionally aligned and integrated approach to the provision of local, specialist supported lving options for those with the most complex needs so that individuals have more choice about where they live and have alternatives closer to their home communities where possible.

A regional multiagency team of professionals will be established to facilitate this approach through direct work with individuals with complex learning disabilities and their families and carers and through strategic commissioning that promotes development of suitable local options for this group of individuals. Alder Advice has been appointed to support the development process by:

  1. Engaging with stakeholders from Social Services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, Education reps from both LA's and the Cardiff and Vale UHB commissioners and Community Child Health Directorate, and Swansea Bay Health Board about the scope for operational delivery mechanisms and to ratify the needs analysis.

  2. Reviewing existing local and national data analysis to confirm current and future demand for this service in order that future demand is quantified and can be planned for.

  3. Undertaking an options appraisal of models of service provision for this group of people, including models from outside the UK, and including step up/ step down models.

  4. Helping to establish a regional C2H service for people with learning disabilities including the development of an operating framework for the service and operational guidance.

  5. Providing a financial costs and benefits evaluation of the service delivery model and outcome delivery.

  6. Quality Assuraning the delivery methods and evaluation process to inform ongoing service development. 


To find out more about this project contact Dan Short from Alder Advice on 07748-180-390 or e-mail him at