This report is produced to meet the requirements set out by the Welsh Government in the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014.

From 1 April 2019, the responsibility for providing healthcare services for people who live in the Bridgend County Borough Council (BCBC) moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) to Cwm Taf University Health Board (Cwm Taf).

As a direct result of this change, partnership arrangements and boundaries needed to be realigned and 2018/19 was a transition year which saw Bridgend disaggregating services from the former Western Bay Partnership arrangements and a new region was developed being Cwm Taf Morgannwg.

Rachel Rowlands, Chair of the Regional Partnership Board said: "The boundary change whilst challenging does provide us the opportunity to review all governance arrangements and learn from one another and develop simpler more cohesive partnership arrangements to deliver better outcomes for people and communities across Cwm Taf Morgannwg.

"Any period of change can be very unsettling for all those involved, including service users, carers, staff and other stakeholders. We want to continue to make the whole process as simple and transparent as possible and ensure that there is regular, transparent and ongoing communication.

"I would like to thank all those engaged in the Transformation Programme and for their continued commitment to Partnership working. I look forward to the year ahead and delivering on the major Transformation Programmes and expanded Integrated Care Fund programme for the region."

| Read English language Cwm Taf Social Services and Wellbeing Partnership Board Annual Report 2018/19 here |

| Read Welsh language Cwm Taf Social Services and Wellbeing Partnership Board Annual Report 2018/19 here |