The Invest to Save Fund is available to Welsh Government funded public service organisations to enable them to transform the way they work so that they become more efficient.
A joint Regional Telecare and Telehealth Board was set up by Anglesey, Conwy, Flintshire and Gwynedd Councils to develop a project to provide a 24-hour bilingual call service to support people using assistive technology in their own homes. The project has received a £300,000 investment from the Welsh Government and is forecast to generate potential reductions on current costs in the region of 38% across local authorities.
Visiting the Galw Gofal/Care Connect: North Wales Regional Telecare Monitoring Service in Colwyn Bay Jane Hutt said:
"The Invest-to-Save Fund supports the development of collaborative working across public services in Wales that adds value, saves money and delivers good quality services.
"What the Regional Telecare and Telehealth Board has done in North Wales is to work together to give some of the most vulnerable people in society the chance to stay in their own homes which gives them a better quality of life and reduces pressure on long-term care.
"It’s this kind of innovative, collaborative working that I want to see take place more often across Wales. By joining-up services we can ensure that everyone has access to efficient, high-quality services while at the same time using the limited funding available in the most effective way.”
Rhianwen Jones, North Wales Regional Telecare Strategic Manager said:
"This project has been about streamlining and modernising the system behind the scenes, and as a result our customers will continue to use the service as they always have done and should not notice any change - just continued peace of mind in their own homes."