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Regional Integration Fund:
West Glamorgan Projects

This is where you’ll find details of all the projects that have benefitted from Regional Integration Fund (RIF) investment across Neath Port Talbot and Swansea.

The RIF is administered via the West Glamorgan Regional Partnership.

The Welsh Government’s Health and Social Care Regional Integration Fund (RIF) is a five year fund running from April 2022 to March 2027. It builds on the progress made under the previous Integrated Care Fund and the Transformation Fund. The RIF will help integrate health and social care services in Wales.

Below you will find details of the projects within our region that have secured RIF funding. Projects are categorised by population programme. Click on the relevant link below to view the projects linked to each programme (some projects may appear under more than one category):


Carers’ Partnership

  • Upper Valleys Carers Hub

A Carers Hub is being established in a high street location, giving Carers the opportunity to access information, signposting and take part in activities such as coffee mornings and well-being activities.
Out-reach in Banwen and Resolven will be through coffee mornings and drop-in sessions for adult carers.
This support is available to anyone who is an unpaid carer and will run 2 days a week.
For more information: Email: info@glynneathtc.org.uk  Tel: 01639 721772

  • Care & Repair Giving You Time Back

Unpaid Carers of all ages across the region will have access to minor Household, Handyperson and Adaptations services to assist in their Caring role. This project offers and maintains a sustainable range of services including cleaning, gardening and minor Handyperson Services that enable older people to remain at home while maintaining their independence for as long as possible.
For more information: Email: enquiries@candrwb.co.uk Tel: 01792 798599

  • Swansea Male Carers Project

Support to enable male carers to maintain and improve their own well-being through one-to-one support, group sessions and activities. They will have the opportunity to learn new skills and coping strategies to sustain them in their caring role, avoid carer crisis and breakdown.
For more information, please visit: Male Carers Support Project – Swansea Carers Centre
Email: des@swanseacarerscentre.org.uk Tel: 01792 653344

  • Swansea Carers Mental Health & Wellbeing Support Project

Help and support for carers who feel their caring role is adversely affecting their mental wellbeing.
The project aims to support the carer with the underlying practical problems they might be experiencing which may be causing stress and anxiety. This project can offer support around finances, housing, liaising with professionals and onward referral to counselling and wellbeing activities.
For more information, please contact the Swansea Carers Centre:
Tel: 01792 653344
Email: Anne@swanseacarerscentre.org.uk OR irene@swanseacarerscentre.org.uk

  • Wellbeing for Carers

Enables carers aged 18+ to access a sitting service, to have a break from their caring role.
It also offers counselling services to carers. This project is delivered by the Neath Port Talbot Carers Service and is accessible Mon-Fri 9am – 4:30pm.
For more information, please contact: Email: information@nptcarers.org.uk Tel: 01639 642277

  • Dementia and Carer Project 

This project provides people living with dementia, and their carers, an opportunity to engage socially in the community. It also allows Carers to access community resources with the support of a volunteer; as well as reducing isolation and offering a listening ear to those it supports.
This is Swansea based project delivered by SCVS and is available Mon – Thurs 9am – 5pm.
For more information, please contact: Email: elaine_james@scvs.org.uk Tel: 07908 742718

  • Swansea Carers Hospital Outreach Service

Based across all the hospitals in Swansea, there is a hospital worker is on hand to offer information and support directly to carers. They also raise awareness amongst staff.
The service can offer direct advocacy support around care homes, discharge, financial assessments, care packages and general advice and guidance.
For more information, please visit: Hospital Outreach Project – Swansea Carers Centre
Email: lizrees@swanseacarerscentre.org.uk   Tel: 01792 653344

  • Young at Heart – A Life Alongside Caring

“A Life Alongside Caring” is in place to reduce the loneliness and isolation felt by many carers.
Carers can access the sitting service(s) to attend to their own health issues, meet friends, go shopping, have their hair done and many other activities that others take for granted.
This project is delivered by the Neath Port Talbot Carers Service for carers aged 18+
For more information, please contact: Email: manager@nptcarers.org.uk Tel: 01639 642277

  • NPT Carers Integrated Dementia Carer Support

This project is in place to provide a seamless first point of contact for carers looking after someone with Dementia. The project is working closely with the local Dementia Connect Team from the Alzheimers Society and are establishing a “Dementia Café” to engage Dementia Carers, provide them with Information, Advice and Assistance, bring people together to support each other. 
For more information, please contact: Email: information@nptcarers.org.uk

  • Swansea Carers Centre – Carers Project (Dementia) 

A dementia support group run by Swansea Carers Centre
Carers can access direct support from experienced Dementia workers, practical advice and guidance. Support with liaising with Dementia Services and Health and Social Services.
There is a weekly drop in at Carers Cwtsh and a weekly online drop in. 
For more information, please contact: Email: irene@swanseacarercentre.org.uk  Tel: 01792 653344

  • Swansea Carers Centre – Emergency Respite (Dementia)

This project offers short term emergency respite packages in response to carer crisis.
For more information, please contact: Email: irene@swanseacarercentre.org.uk  Tel: 01792 653344

  • Swansea BAME Carers Pilot Project

The BAME project aims to engage with carers from different communities.
The aim is to increase household income by providing welfare benefit information advice.
This project helps carers to complete forms and offers advice.
More information is available on the Swansea Carers website: B.A.M.E. – Swansea Carers Centre
Email: jusna@swanseacarerscentre.org.uk Tel: 01792 653344

  • Single Point of Contact – Gateway for Carers

Run by Neath Port Talbot Carers Service, this project is in place to improve integrated working and ensure carers are identified and supported in order for them to access the right information and the best interventions at the right time. This enables carers to access a wide range of services that provide early intervention and prevention. 
For more information, please contact: Email: information@nptcarers.org.uk  Tel: 01639 642277

  • Transition Parent Carer Support Worker

Support for parent carers who care for children 14+ with additional needs.
Includes: Advocacy Support; Information and advice; Wellbeing events/events with other carers; Counselling; Carer assessments; Benefit support – (help with PIP and DLA forms)
Run by Neath Port Talbot Carers Service.
For more information, please contact: Email: information@nptcarers.org.uk  Tel: 01639 642277

  • Carers Wellbeing & Health Liaison Worker

One to one wellbeing calls that help develop coping strategies.
Working closely with the local organisations including the Dementia Connect Team from the Alzheimer’s Society to engage carers, provide them with Information, Advice and Assistance. 
The purpose of this role is to reduce stress, anxiety and feeling of isolation felt by carers.
For more information, please contact: Email: information@nptcarers.org.uk  Tel: 01639 642277

  • NPT Carers Wellbeing Project

Improve the health and wellbeing of carers (including bereaved carers) by offering Professional Counselling.
A Sitting Services is available, the aim of this is to reduce carers stress and anxiety by enabling them to take a short break from their caring role.
Working closely with the local organisations including the Dementia Connect Team from the Alzheimer’s Society to engage carers, provide them with Information, Advice and Assistance. 
The purpose of this project is to reduce stress, anxiety and feeling of isolation felt by carers.
Manual Handling and First Aid Training is available.

For more information, please contact: Email: information@nptcarers.org.uk  Tel: 01639 642277

  • Swansea Carers Extended Hours – Helpline & Counselling project

Direct information and advice for carers.
Counselling available.
This project is an extended hours phone line, enabling carers to access advice until 8pm Mon – Fri.
Run by Swansea Carers Centre.
For more information, please contact: Tel: 01792 653344


Communities and Older People Programme

  • Dementia Care Connects

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  • Shared Homes Swansea (Homeshare)

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  • 15PC Our Elders ; Our Heritage “Help is Available” Project

  • West Cross Community Wellbeing Hub

  • Community Wellbeing Service

  • Microenterprise Project

  • Care and Repair Hospital to Healthy Home Casework Service


Well-being and Learning Disability Programme

  • Interplay Independent Skills Residential

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  • BAME CYP LD SUPPORT

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  • Crafty Potters

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  • Active 18: Five Ways To Wellbeing

  • Springboard – Health & Wellbeing Workshops

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Emotional Well-being and Mental Health Programme

  • Sporting Memories – A project for people living with dementia

Sporting Memories provides weekly group sessions for those living with dementia isolation, loneliness and their carers, using sport and physical activities to bring people together. Activities include reminiscence sessions, using the power and history of sport to connect like-minded people in a safe environment. Participants also take part in low level physical activities, and referrals can be made to other services or individuals who may be able to provide support.

For more information, please visit: Sporting Memories | Ospreys (ospreysrugby.com)

  • West Glamorgan Mental Health Hub – Jac Lewis Foundation

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  • Farming for Wellbeing – Swansea Community Farm

  • Active Monitoring for Adults in NPT

  • ETHNIC MINORITY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT – BAME

  • Carers and Older people Connect 

  • Adult active monitoring – Swansea Mind

  • Active Monitoring for Young People (11-18)

  • BAME Mental Health and Well-Being – Congolese Development Project

  • ILA-WALES CIC: Iberians & Latin Americans in Wales

  • Social Prescribing the Woodland Way

  • Wellbeing Worker

  • Farm Ways to Wellbeing 

  • The Reflections Network

  • Active Monitoring for Young People

  • SCVS – Welcome to Swansea Pandemic Recovery Project

  • Llamau Counselling (Swansea and NPT)


Neurodiverse Programme

  • Gwaith Da

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  • Dynamic Divergent Project


Children and Young People’s Programme

  • Bouncing Back Plus

  • Glantawe Riverside Park

  • Circus Development project for YP who are care experienced/edge of care

  • Interplay’s Wellbeing 4 Early Years – 4 -11

  • The Playroom Project 

  • Interplay’s ENSpir & Wellbeing Project 12-18