Community Care Collaborative was established in Wrexham in early 2017 as a community interest company. Its aims are to develop and deliver health and social care services to vulnerable people in Wrexham where individuals are partners in their own care, treated with dignity and respect and afforded real choice in how they are supported and treated. It has developed a model called ‘Everyone in the Room’ – which brings together representatives from a range of agencies and services, with the people who need them. This began with The Community Care Hub, where each Friday around 60 homeless and vulnerable individuals came for support from services such as: health services (Primary Care and Mental Health), harm reduction teams, homeless charities, WCBC Housing Options, the Job Centre Plus, and the Salvation Army. The benefits resulting from the model are extensive – including quicker and improved access to services for individuals and less bouncing round the system; as well as improved partnership working and effective and more joined-up service provision.
At the October 2018 meeting of Trustees, the Foundation offered funding of £10,028 which will enable the Community Care Collaborative to extend its provision to additional sessions, and work with other vulnerable groups. It is anticipated that a new weekly session will assist between 30-50 people, such as older people, people with mental health issues, people with dementia, individuals with learning difficulties, and others.