Prevention of escalating need

Understanding the nature of services and how they can offset further (more costly) interventions.

This is best demonstrated in our recent work evaluating the impact of the Integrated Care Fund Stay Well@Home’ programme (available in English only) which runs across the Cwm Taf region and is designed to reduce escalating need through the front door of A+E.

In addition our action research study for a third sector mental health charity has helped to ensure that there is now core funding for Step by Step (available in English only), a service preventing the further escalation of issues for single homeless people presenting to the local authority with mild mental health problems.