The Gwent Frailty Programme

Most people want to remain living ‘happily independent’ as long as it is safe for them to do so. They want to receive safe and seamless health and social care services, provided in, or closer to, their homes.

The Gwent Frailty Programme – which is being implemented from April 4th 2011 – will put in place the infrastructure to deliver these integrated services. By creating teams of health and social care professionals, the Frailty model aims to:

  • ensure people have access to the right person at the right time
  • focus on preventative care – wherever possible avoiding hospital admissions
  • reduce the length of a hospital stay when admission is necessary
  • reduce the need for complex care packages
  • avert crises by providing the right amount of care when needed
  • co-ordinate communication by providing a named person for all contact.

What will be different from 4th April 2011?

Gwent Frailty Programme is a partnership between Aneurin Bevan Health Board and Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Newport councils and has received funding from the Welsh Assembly Government.

A short film about Gwent Frailty introduced by BBC Radio Wales presenter Roy Noble OBE  is available to download by clicking below.

Frailty Programme Report August 2011 v1

 Transition to Revised Programme Structure Feb 2011 Final

Frequently Asked Questions (last updated March 8th 2011)

Frailty SPA Frequently Asked Questions

Frailty Factsheet version 5 (2)

There is plenty of information on this site, but if you cannot find what you are looking for, or would like to discuss anything in more detail, please contact:

Sarah Parks-Jones


Telephone : 01633 623979