Older people

How will the well-being objective be financed?

In terms of Capital expenditure, we will be spending £11.2m on disabled facility grants over the next five years. We will also be delivering the new Pentre Awel Wellness Project in Llanelli as part of our City Deal investment.

We will be spending nearly £68m of our revenue budget in 2021/22 on older people services. This will include:

  • £4m on Commissioning, £9m on Local Authority (LA) Residential homes, £27m on Private Sector Residential Homes and £799k on extra care
  • On Homecare Services £8.4m LA provision and £9.1m on private provision
  • £1.9m on Information, Assistance and Advice (IAA) and telecare services, £2.1m on enablement and £1.8m on Community Support & Day Services

It is difficult to estimate the level of investment in this objective because it cuts across diverse services. This is about making sure that in everything we do, we think about supporting Ageing Well in Carmarthenshire.

Put simply, older people are net contributors to the economy rather than beneficiaries with their contributions to the employment market, volunteering, mentoring and caring sectors. The work Council services deliver to help people live independent lives reduces the need for expensive health and social care interventions.