From 1 April 2019, the responsibility for providing healthcare services in the Bridgend County Borough area has transferred from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

The purpose of the boundary change is to strengthen partnership arrangements for Bridgend County Borough Council. The Regional Partnership Board arrangements will also change to bring together health, social care, education and other services. A partnership work stream is working to manage the change, including the transfer of third sector contracts and agreements.


New contact details for Swansea Bay University Health Board

From 1 April 2019, responsibility for providing healthcare services for people in the Bridgend County Borough area transferred from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

In light of this change to ABMU's responsibilities, the organisation has changed its name to Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Bae Abertawe / Swansea Bay University Health Board.

Whilst their main offices will remain unchanged at 1 Talbot Gateway, Port Talbot SA12 7BR, their website has changed to aeabertawe.gig.cymru / swanseabay.nhs.wales  

Their main telephone number is now 01639 683344 and their general enquiries email has changed to E: [email protected]


BAVO’s health, social care and wellbeing networks and forums offer local groups an opportunity to meet with other organisations, share ideas and concerns, develop inter-agency partnerships and to agree voluntary sector standpoints to take forward into consultation with statutory bodies.

Our Health Social Care and Wellbeing Facilitator:

  • Supports and promotes joint working between voluntary organisations and health and social care providers;
  • Supports voluntary sector and carer members on local health boards;
  • Develops and supports local health and social care networks;
  • Directly participates in joint planning groups, representing the voluntary sector;
  • Promotes the role and contribution of the voluntary sector to other health and social care agencies;
  • Provides information and training to local voluntary organisations around health and social care issues.

BAVO continues to work towards further strengthening the role of the third sector in health, social care and wellbeing through the following themes: 

  • Stronger partnership working within the third sector and between the sectors;
  • Improved service planning, delivery and resourcing;
  • Supporting self care and independence;
  • Improving access to services for specific communities;
  • Promoting and improving health and wellbeing;
  • Volunteering for health and social care;
  • Developing social enterprises in health and social care;
  • Integrated services and workforce planning;
  • Reducing hospital admissions and improved discharge;
  • Research and development.

Bridgend Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network 

Anyone working in the third sector interested in health social care and wellbeing is welcome. The venues for these meetings are to be confirmed through the distribution of the Health Social Care and Wellbeing minutes/agenda to the members of the Network. | Read more |

For further information, contact Stuart Burge-Jones at BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected] 


Regional Health Social Care and Wellbeing Network 

Following the boundary change from 1 April 2019, this network has been established to increase dialogue between the third sector across the Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil areas. | Read more |

For further information, contact Stuart Burge-Jones at BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected] 


Joint Regional Citizens Panel

For further information, contact Stuart Burge-Jones at BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected]


Social Value Forum

Catapulted by the Welsh Government agenda and the Integrated Care Fund, the profile and focus on Social Value is at an all-time high! Transformational change is happening right here, right now! Be part of it! | Read more |

For further details, call Stuart Burge-Jones at BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected]

Useful website links


Useful resources

| Bridgend Public Services Board Wellbeing Plan for Bridgend 2018 – 2023 |


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Contact us

For further details, contact BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected]