Active and Connected Communities
The Community Connectors service is a key element of a 2-year programme piloting a third sector-led community and citizen-centred approach to improving health and well-being in Pembrokeshire. There are three elements to the preventions programme:
- Community Connectors
- Active Citizenship
- Community Resilience
The preventions model will be delivered by Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS) working in close partnership with Pembrokeshire County Council and Hywel Dda University Health Board.
We propose to:
- Achieve the “shift left” towards early action and secure upstream efficiencies
- Improve individual and community well-being through an assets based approach
- Help people to make prudent choices and live healthier lives
- Improve local access to information, advice and assistance
- Deal with referrals in a timely manner at the first point of contact
- Develop a model based on local and national best practice and share learning
- Meet the requirements of the Social Services & Well-being (Wales) Act 2014
Pembrokeshire has an ageing population and this is set to continue to rise over the coming years, with the largest increase being for the age group 85 years and over, projected to rise by 93% by 2030. According to the Pembrokeshire Older Persons’ Strategy document published earlier this year, “Living in the Community” and “Social Participation” were amongst the top five priorities identified by older people in Pembrokeshire.