The PIP (Prevention, Integration, Partnership) project aimed to develop and implement a total model of care. The Project was based in Solva, with PIP planning to benefit an increasing number of people in the community via the preventive healthcare programme and the development of activities aimed at extending the numbers of people taking part.
The project has demonstrated the complexity of NHS and Social Care provision and the lack of an integrated approach with shared aims, objectives and budgets. Care packages are difficult to deliver in rural areas due to a shortage of carers, long journey times and poor rates of pay. Information technology is not the solution to all problems; lack of connectivity and expensive equipment in the elderly population and in deprived areas is a problem.
“Mollie Roach, Chair of Solva Care said: “Our project is considered to be a unique and innovative project in the UK. It is often described as a ‘bottom up’ project because it was set up by the community, in response to the expressed needs of the community, to enhance health and wellbeing’’.
Arwain Sir Benfro and the LEADER Programme concluded in December 2021 once all projects were completed and funding exhausted. There is now no dedicated support upon the completion of the LEADER Programme in Pembrokeshire. Should you have any queries, PLANED as the previous administrators, may be able to assist, or similarly for wider questions on the LEADER Programme in Wales, please contact the Wales European Funding Office (WEFO).