Here you can find information on our Regional Area Plan for Cwm Taf Morgannwg.

We have worked with people with lived experiences, carers and professionals to shape our regional priorities. Learn how we did this below.

Looking at our Population Needs Assessment

Our Population Needs Assessment (PNA) looks at the health and social care needs of our population, and also the range and level of services required to meet those needs. We heard from hundreds of people from across the region when developing our PNA, and identified a number of areas that are important to residents and professionals living and working in Cwm Taf Morgannwg.


Throughout Autumn 2022 we held hackathons for people with learning disabilities, people with accessibility needs, unpaid carers, those affected by dementia, older people, children and young people and those who access mental health services, in addition to the parents, carers and professionals who support them. Together we looked at what our Population Needs Assessment told us, and identified ways we could collectively act to improve services and support.


Creating our Regional Area Plan

We looked at all of the insights and suggestions from our hackathons, and created priorities under each of our population groups in our plan. These priorities reflect what our residents and professionals told us were important to them. We will be looking to co-produce improvements, and the plan will be updated on an annual basis to reflect progress and changes.

Involving our communities



Our plan has been created over two years



We involved 500 people



Over 20 songs, artworks, poems and drama sketches have been created

Developing a Regional Area Plan begins with looking at needs and resources. Click through the timeline below to read about our journey.

2021/ 2022- Developing our Population Needs Assessment (PNA)

This assessment guides what heath, social care and wellbeing services are needed in our community, and the range of support and services required to meet that need.

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Summer 2022 - Hear Our Voices

We wanted to bring to life the findings from our Population Needs Assessment, and put on a series of shows for people who live and work across Cwm Taf Morgannwg.

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October 2022 - Community engagement for the Regional Area Plan

The PNA shows us what our communities need, but how do we act together to meet those needs? We've been working with communities and professionals to create solutions.

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April 2023 - publish the Regional Area Plan

Read our Regional Area Plan here.

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Our priorites

Children and young people

We want all children and young people to lead healthy and happy lives. To create a better future, we need to ensure their voices are heard.

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Learning disabilities

We know people experience learning disabilities in many different ways; and we aim to ensure their voices are heard so they can have greater ownership and control over their lives.

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Mental health

We are looking at ways to support the mental health of people living in CTM. This includes improving systems to provide better services, and remove barriers and inequalities.

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We know living with dementia can be challenging, and we want to ensure people living with dementia feel supported and listened to.

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Older people

We are ensuring older people have the right information, advice and services, so they can make informed choices about their health & social care, and stay living independently for as long as possible.

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Unpaid carers

We aim to ensure unpaid carers feel listened to and understood, and have access to up-to-date information, advice and services such as support groups.

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We want to create accessible services to ensure people with accessibility needs, including physical disabilities and sensory impairments (reduced or loss of sight, hearing or both) are empowered to make choices and feel part of their communities.

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We want to create a neurodiversity friendly Cwm Taf Morgannwg to ensure neurodivergent people and their families feel supported.

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Further information

If you can't find what you are looking for please contact us.

The plan has been developed with the voices of our communities at the heart as we are committed to prioritising what matters most to them.


Useful information

Throughout the five years we will be sharing updates on progress, and working co-productively with people who live and work in our communities to meet our ambitions.

We need to work together to improve and deliver better services for people living in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Following from our Population Needs Assessment, our Regional Area Plan sets out the actions we will take as partners to ensure people are receiving the care and support they need at the right time, and in the right place.

Useful information

Interested in finding out more?

Regional Integration Fund

Our Regional Area Plan will be funded through the Regional Integration Fund

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Get involved

Read how to get involved with our work here.

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Population Needs Assessment summary.

The CTM Population Needs Assessment (2022-2027) summary is available here.

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Sign up

Sign up to our contact list so we can keep you updated, informed and involved

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Meet Lynne

In this story we meet Lynne, who was one of the first people to set up People First, an advocacy group for people with learning disabilities in South Wales.

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Meet Bravon

In this story we meet Bravon, who was born and raised in Kenya before moving to the UK in 2019. Bravon is a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Engagement Officer, working in Merthyr Tydfil.

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Meet Ceri

In this story we meet Ceri who has been caring for people, including her own parents, since her teens.

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Interested in carrying out your own activities? We will continue to add resources to this section!

Our Voice Matters

This Our Voice Matters report includes some top tips from residents in the community on how to have meaningful conversations with people.


We are proud to be members of
Co-Production Network for Wales.

We are proud to be members of
Co-Production Network for Wales.