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RPBs bring together health boards, local authorities and the third sector to meet the care and support needs of people in their area.

First published:
3 March 2020
Last updated:



RPBs have been established as part of the Social Services and Well Being Act to:

  • improve the well-being of the population
  • improve how health and care services are delivered.

All Regional Partnership Boards must:

  • produce a regional population assessments produce a regional area plan
  • provide a regional annual report
  • demonstrate citizen engagement and co-production

There are 7 RPBs:

Cardiff & Vale Regional Partnership Board

Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board

Gwent Regional Partnership Board

West Wales Regional Partnership Board

North Wales Regional Partnership Board

West Glamorgan Regional Partnership Board

Powys Regional Partnership Board


It is different for each region but can include:

  • an elected member from one local authority in the region
  • a member of the local health board
  • a Director of Social Services from each local authority in the region
  • a local authority housing representative 
  • a registered social landlord
  • a local authority education representative
  • at least one person from the third sector who works with the local authority and local health board
  • a member of the public
  • a carer