Managing Better: First year report

The Managing Better service is a 3 year project, funded from the Welsh Government's Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant. Led by Care & Repair Cymru in partnership with RNIB Cymru, Action on Hearing Loss Cymru and Care & Repair Agencies across Wales, it is exploring how, through relatively small scale investments in housing adaptations and improvements, it helps to reduce easily preventable falls and poor health, increasing people's personal safety, confidence, independence and well-being at home.

It is finding that taking such a preventative approach helps to reduce people's visits to the GP, admissions to hospital and their reliance on social care, thus enabling them to live safely and independently at home.