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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

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165Promoting integration of care and support with health services etc

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(1)A local authority must exercise its social services functions with a view to ensuring the integration of care and support provision with health provision and health-related provision where it considers that this would—

(a)promote the well-being of—

(i)children within the authority’s area,

(ii)adults within the authority’s area with needs for care and support, or

(iii)carers within the authority’s area with needs for support,

(b)contribute to the prevention or delay of the development by children or adults within its area of needs for care and support or the development by carers within its area of needs for support, or

(c)improve the quality of care and support for children and adults, and of support for carers, provided in its area (including the outcomes that are achieved from such provision).

(2)“Care and support provision” means—

(a)provision to meet the needs of children and adults for care and support, and

(b)provision to meet carers’ needs for support.

(3)“Health provision” means provision of health services as part of the health service.

(4)“Health-related provision” means provision of services which may have an effect on the health of individuals but which are not—

(a)health services provided as part of the health service, or

(b)services provided in the exercise of social services functions.

(5)The “health service” means the health service continued under section 1(1) of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006.

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