Over the last few years, changes have taken place as to how health and social care services are delivered across Wales.
North Wales has been split into 14 ‘localities’. A locality population is between about 30,000 and 50,000 people. This is felt to be the ideal population size for health, social care and community services to work together effectively to support residents.
Each locality will look at how community based services can work together to respond to the needs of local residents. They are led by a locality team which includes amongst others, a local GP, social services and the voluntary sector.
In Flintshire, there are three locality teams:
North East Flintshire – Deeside area (including Connahs Quay, Shotton, Queensferry), Hawarden, Broughton, Saltney and surrounding communities.
North West Flintshire – Flint, Holywell and surrounding communities.
South Flintshire – Mold, Buckley, Leeswood, Hope, Caergwrle and surrounding communities.
The Locality Leadership Teams (LLTs) all have action plans to deliver. A summary of the LLT priorities can be seen here.