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Trailblazing GPs in Swansea help to grow Local Area Coordination

Local Area Coordination is growing in Swansea and now covers the Cwmtawe area thanks to partnership working from forward-thinking GPs in the Cwmtawe Cluster Network.

The new Local Area Coordinator post is funded by the Welsh Government’s transformation funding which was secured by the Cwmtawe Cluster Network. The Cwmtawe Cluster Network is made up of a group of three GP practices and healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, who work together with the voluntary sector and social services to improve services for patients.

The new appointment has been made in partnership with the City and County of Swansea, which will employ the new Local Area Coordinator as part of its wider Local Area Coordination team. The Local Area Coordinator will work closely with the Cwmtawe Cluster and its existing social prescribing link worker to help people to live longer healthier and more independent and active lives.
As GPs we know how important it is that people are able to stay independent and that being linked into their community is really important for health and wellbeing. We look forward to welcoming [the Local Area Coordinator] as part of our Cwmtawe Cluster teamDr Iestyn Davies, Cwmtawe Cluster Network 
“Local Area Coordination has been a big success since we first introduced the scheme and I’m delighted that this is being recognised by other major organisations in Swansea such as ABMU.” Cllr Mark Child, Swansea Council’s Cabinet member for Care, Health and Wellbeing