North Wales Councils and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Commissioning Older People’s Care Home Placements

Front cover image of North Wales Councils and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Commissioning Older People’s Care Home Placements
  • Delwedd clawr blaen Vale of Glamorgan Council – Annual Audit Summary 2021
    Vale of Glamorgan Council – Annual Audit Summary 2021
  • Front cover image of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council – Annual Audit Summary 2021
    Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council – Annual Audit Summary 2021
  • Front cover image of Vale of Glamorgan Council – Third Sector Partnership Working
    Vale of Glamorgan Council – Third Sector Partnership Working
  • Pembrokeshire County Council – Follow-up Review of Corporate Arrangements for Safeguarding: report cover showing Audit Wales logo
    Pembrokeshire County Council – Follow-up Review of Corporate…
  • Front cover image of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board – Radiology Services: Update on Progress
    Aneurin Bevan University Health Board – Radiology Services: Update…
North Wales Councils and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Commissioning Older People’s Care Home Placements
16 December 2021

This report sets out the findings from the Auditor General’s review of care home commissioning arrangements across North Wales. The work has been undertaken as a part of our statutory programme of local audit work at each of the local authorities in North Wales and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Partners are working individually and collectively to provide care home placements for vulnerable service users. This is made more difficult by complex national processes, resulting in a significant focus on costs, which causes division amongst partners and has the potential to impact adversely on service users and their families. Strengthening accountability and developing a regional strategy and delivery plan have the potential to drive positive change and better partnership working, especially in relation to complex and more specialist care.

Related News

Current arrangements for commissioning older people’s care-home placements are failing to address some long-standing issues
Care Home Commissioning for Older People

We'd like your feedback