The Change Lab

Our Caring for the Future change lab took place at Cardiff City Hall on 18 and 19 April and was a great success. Over the two days we were joined by over 110 colleagues from 14 cross-sector organisations as well as tenants, service users, staff and board members.  

The combination of people in the room provided for some interesting discussion from all viewpoints as they were asked to re-imagine how we care for the future, they all shared one thing in common - the acknowlegement that things have to change and we need to work together to drive this forward.

During the change lab, we introduced our new Neighbourhood Model which will bring our staff closer to the people we house and support, helping us to provide early intervention and improve their wellbeing. Our short animation below details how this will work in practice. 

Rebecca Evans, Minister for Housing and Regeneration joined us for a panel discussion which included one of our service users, a Hafod support worker and Claire Aston from Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. The panel received questions posed by delegates on day one as well as discussion points from the audience on the day.  

Throughout the second afternoon, delegates worked in groups to design the housing and care models of tomorrow by considering what they would change in the current system, what they would look to reinvent in a different way and how they would achieve it.  

The change lab closed with delegates pledging their commitment to be part of driving the transformation of health, care and housing, signalling the collective responsibility of all delegates in #caringforthefuture of Wales.