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Consultants appointed to support Newtown Health and Wellbeing campus

April 14, 2023

Plans for the creation of a multi-agency health and wellbeing campus in the centre of Newtown have taken a significant step forward with the appointment of a Cardiff-based construction consultancy to support this important project being progressed jointly by Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board.

Mott MacDonald who have been part of Wales for over 60 years with offices in Cardiff, Newport, Carmarthen and Colwyn Bay; has been commissioned to lead the delivery of the much needed campus on Park Street as well as the procurement of a Supply Chain Partner to deliver the project to completion. (More)

 

Praise for Machynlleth youth club volunteers

February 20, 2023

Powys Together has paid tribute to the work of volunteers in Machynlleth who have established a thriving youth club in the town’s Owain Glyndwr Institute.

Machynlleth’s Powys Together officer Jen Hughes has praised local people, including local sixth formers for their efforts. Powys Together is a group set up to support young people and their families and is funded by the North Powys Wellbeing Programme.

Jen explained: “Last year I worked with Powys County Council’s school youth worker Elen Chick to talk to the young people in the town about what kind of youth club provision they’d like to see in Machynlleth.” (More)

 

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Powys Together helped youngsters celebrate over Christmas

January 26, 2023

Current and former pupils of Ysgol Cedewain in Newtown were given a special showing of the Christmas classic ‘Elf’ at Newtown’s Regent Centre thanks to a group established to support children and their families in north Powys, parents – and the cinema itself.

The cinema trip for some 20  people was organised by Powys Together, which is funded by the North Powys Wellbeing Programme, with the help of parents.

Powys Together has staff working in Welshpool, Newtown, Llanidloes and Machynlleth and they worked on a number of projects over the Yuletide period.

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Welshpool GP joins
programme team

October 18, 2022

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A Welshpool GP has joined the North Powys Wellbeing Programme team to help in its work to transform health and wellbeing in the area.

Dr Claire Hirons is a GP Partner at Welshpool and she is now working with the team as a GP Clinical Lead on a part time basis. Her role will be to liaise with GPs working across north Powys to ensure that their expertise is fed into the programme plans.

‘I have had the pleasure of working in Welshpool for the last 2 years and feel that I have now embedded myself in North Powys,” said Dr Hirons. (More)

 

Free iPad loans for Powys people

October 13, 2022

People throughout Powys are being offered the opportunity to borrow an iPad for free, thanks to support from the Welsh Government’s Circular Economy Fund.

The iPads are available to any member of the council’s Library Service - which is free to join. And anyone who lives, works or is studying in Powys can join the library.

The North Powys Wellbeing Programme is also backing the scheme as it chimes with one of its aims - enabling more people to take part in virtual health consultations (ie taking part in a video call with a health specialist who is in a different location.)

The 'internet ready' iPads are available to people over the age of 18 to borrow for four weeks at a time. Each iPad holds a sim card with a mobile data allowance for anyone without a home Wi-Fi connection.   (More)

 

Kindness Fest organisors thank all who took part

Councillors and health board to consider plans for new health and wellbeing campus in central Newtown
February 23, 2022

North Powys Wellbeing Programme funds new eye care  clinics

March 17, 2022

Eye care patients who need Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans in North Powys are now able to have them in-county thanks to funding from the North Powys Wellbeing Programme. (More)

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The organisors of a Newtown festival to promote kindness within the community have thanked those who supported the event which took place last month.

 

The Kindness Fest took place in the Town Hall Grounds on Saturday September 17th and saw many hundreds of people receive free food and drink as well as take part in free activities.

 

The event was funded by the North Powys Wellbeing Programme (a partnership of Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys County Council), Powys Together and Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council. (more)

 

October 7, 2022

Approval for health and wellbeing campus business case welcomed
March 16, 2022

A new state of the art health and wellbeing campus in Newtown has taken a significant step forward following endorsement from Welsh Government.

 

A Programme Business Case (PBC) had earlier been submitted to Welsh Government by the North Powys Wellbeing (NPWB) Programme highlighting the benefits of bringing together health and wellbeing services onto a single site adjacent to Park Street in Newtown. Endorsement for this business case was announced by First Minister Mark Drakeford MS in the Senedd yesterday (Tuesday March 15th ) who noted the important milestone in the project. (More)

Councillors and health board to consider plans for new health and wellbeing campus in central Newtown
February 23, 2022

A new state of the art health and wellbeing campus in Newtown has taken a significant step forward following endorsement from Welsh Government.

 

A Programme Business Case (PBC) had earlier been submitted to Welsh Government by the North Powys Wellbeing (NPWB) Programme highlighting the benefits of bringing together health and wellbeing services onto a single site adjacent to Park Street in Newtown. Endorsement for this business case was announced by First Minister Mark Drakeford MS in the Senedd yesterday (Tuesday March 15th ) who noted the important milestone in the project. (More)

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New service to help people with ‘sleep hygiene’
January 31, 2022

Thousands of adults in Powys could be suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnoea, according to a local specialist.

Kim Lewis, Specialised Respiratory Physiologist (pictured) with Powys Teaching Health Board runs a new service to help patients with the condition, with funding provided by the North Powys Wellbeing Programme. (More)

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Support facility to help people attend online medical consultations
January 7, 2022

People in north Powys who don’t have access to the internet are now able to visit a support hub in Newtown to help them attend online medical consultations. (More)

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Service to help people with online video healthcare appointments rolled out

November 16, 2021

A new service designed to help people attend online video healthcare appointments is now up and running in Powys.

Using funding from the North Powys Wellbeing (NPWB) Programme, two Digital Facilitators have been taken on to provide advice and support to those people who need support to attend online video appointments, using the bespoke Attend Anywhere system or Microsoft Teams. (More)

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Views sought on early ideas for health and wellbeing campus in central Newtown

November 10, 2021

People within North Powys are being asked for their views on early plans for a multi-agency health and wellbeing campus in Newtown.

 

An online survey has been launched by the North Powys Wellbeing Programme, asking for feedback on early ideas to bring together health and social care, library services, supported housing, shared community space and a health and care academy alongside the planned new school building for Ysgol Calon y Dderwen in the centre of town. ( More)

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A vision for health and wellbeing has been published by the North Powys Wellbeing Programme after listening to residents’ views.

The programme’s Integrated Model of Care and Wellbeing sets out a vision of how health and care services in the north of the county can be transformed. (More)

Vision for health and care published

August 18, 2021
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