Designed for life. Creating world class health and social for Wales in the 21st Century

Published in 2005, this Welsh Assembly Government, describes the kind of health and social care services the people of Wales can expect by 2015 and how these can be developed. Its primary focus is on health services and health improvement. It also highlights that services provided to people at home or in their local community will be greatly strengthened, to help and support people to remain fit, healthy and independent, and reduce their becoming dependent on residential services and acute hospital care. To this end, it cites that specialist housing where care services are available on site will become a much more widespread alternative to residential homes even for people with quite severe needs.