The Gwent Frailty Service is a multi-disciplinary, intermediate care service within the Primary Care and Community Services Division, centred on providing patients with care and/or treatment at home or as close to home as possible.

The Frailty Service is a joint provision provided by the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and the five Gwent Local Authority Social Care Services, operating locally as a Community Resource Team.

The service aims to:

  • Reduce unnecessary hospital admission by providing safe alternate pathways
  • Minimise hospital stay by facilitating early hospital discharges

What is Community Resource Team (CRT)?

The Community Resource Team consists of Consultants, Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Reablement Technicians and Support & Wellbeing Workers. The CRT provides assistance to adults (over the age of 18) living in the Gwent area who need support to stay independent, within their own home, avoiding unnecessary hospital admission.

Depending on which Borough you live, the Community Resource Team may provide the following services:

  • Rapid Medical
  • Rapid Nursing
  • Reablement
  • Falls
  • Emergency Care at Home
  • Social Work Assessment
  • Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy support for people in their own homes