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29th July 2015

Health Minister visits innovative home-based dementia care project in Monmouthshire

Health Minister Mark Drakeford has said he is 'encouraged' at the way an innovative project in Monmouthshire is seeing those with 'complex mental health needs' be cared for at home.

Professor Drakeford today (July 29) visited the Raglan Project, linked to the Gwent Frailty Programme, which provides home care to people living with dementia.

Five full-time staff are employed by the project, which focuses on the social, emotional and physical needs of up to 15 people.  

Staff members establish a relationship with the individual before they start to provide care and are supported by management to take decisions about how to provide care, rather than simply provide care focused on achieving certain tasks.  

Professor Prof Drakeford met with some of the people being cared for, their families and the staff working on the Raglan Project. He said: "This project has helped people with complex care needs stay in their homes rather than moving into permanent residential care or hospital. Staff have helped people regain some independence and involvement in their local community.  

"I’m encouraged by how well this project is working. It is a good example of Monmouthshire Council working closely with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board to improve the care older people with mental illnesses receive," he added.

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