Health and Wellbeing

Building Strong Bridges Health and Social Care Facilitator

Originally funded by the Welsh Assembly Government there is one Building Strong Bridges Health and Social Care Facilitator in each of the 22 counties across Wales.

Our main remit is to bridge the gap between the voluntary (third) sector and the statutory sector. Changes to funding mean that Local Health Boards (LHBs) now fund the posts.

I also facilitate the Third Sector Health & Wellbeing Forum, and liaise closely with my colleagues in neighbouring counties to look at developments across the Hywel Dda Local Health Board region.

Other areas of my remit include working as part of the Compact Liaison Implementation Group, monitoring voluntary sector learning disabilities contracts, assisting marginalized groups to access health and social care services, and working in partnership to develop new initiatives.

If you’d like any more information about the post, would like an informal meeting to let me know about your organisation, or if you feel that I can be of assistance to you in any way please feel free to contact me.

Debbie Bence, Health and Social Care Facilitator, email Debbie Bence, phone 01267 245555.