Don't miss the opportunity to have your say on third sector and public sector services in Wales that affect you and your organisation.

Help us get better at what we do....

If you or your organisation has had contact or services with BAVO, we would like to hear from you by completing our Third Sector Support Wales survey to tell us how we did and whether our services are useful to you or not.

BAVO is a member of the Third Sector Support Wales (TSSW), a network of support organisations for the third sector in Wales, comprising County Voluntary Councils including BAVO and Wales Council for Voluntary Action. Our shared goal is to enable third sector and volunteers across Wales to contribute fully to individual and community wellbeing, now and for the future.

The survey allows you to click ‘BAVO’ on question 4 to give your views on our performance specifically. It asks about development, volunteering, partnerships /networks (strategic engagement /influencing) and funding.

By filling this in, we will receive feedback on how we ‘measure’ up against other
providers, what our impact is and how we need to improve. If you could spare just
five minutes to answer each question, we would be very grateful.

We would appreciate if you could complete this | short survey here  |

If you could spare just five minutes to answer each question, we would be very grateful.

Welsh Government consultations

Welsh Government gives you the opportunity to have your say on what's happening in Wales by issuing a range of consultations on a wide variety of topics that affect you and your organisation.  | Read more |

Developing a health and social care workforce for the future

A new strategy to develop a workforce across health and social care that can meet the needs of the people of Wales over the next decade is to be developed by this autumn. This first-ever workforce strategy is being developed by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) and Social Care Wales, supported by the Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University.

Their online engagement survey open until 10 May 2019, provides you with an opportunity to tell them what you consider to be the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the health and social care workforce in Wales in the next decade. The survey will also ask you questions on what you think the vision and principles underpinning the Workforce Strategy for health and social care should look like and why. | Take part in survey here |

React to the Act

Professional Opinion of the Impact on Older People of the Social Service and Well-being Act (2014)

Age Cymru and Age Alliance Wales are in the process of gathering the opinions of those who work with older people on the impact of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. They are interested in the Act’s effect on older people (aged 50+) in a range of areas, including care needs assessments and reviews, social service provision and design, and information and advice services. 

In order to compare the current position with that of two years ago they developed an online survey, where opinions can be left. It should take no more than fifteen minutes to complete, so please consider doing so if you have the opportunity.
| Take part in short survey here |

What are your views on political and citizenship education?

In February, the Assembly Commission introduced a new draft law called the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill. One of the aims is to lower the minimum age of the National Assembly elections to 16. If the voting age is lowered it has been suggested that this should be accompanied by political and citizenship education. Consultation ends Wednesday, 24 April 2019.
| Join the discussion and share your views and ideas here |

Have you experienced difficulties in making an appointment with a GP?

Age Alliance Wales, Age Cymru and the Bevan Foundation are carrying out work around accessing GPs. They would like to meet with groups of around five to eight people aged 60+, or their carers, who have experienced difficulties in their attempts to make an appointment with a GP, whether that’s dealing with a complex booking system, dealing with obstructive receptionists, making an appointment at a suitable time or facing physical problems in getting to the surgery (or any other problem).

Confidentiality will be guaranteed, of course. For further details, contact Chris WilliamsAge Alliance Wales Officer, T; 02920 431548.

In addition to these groups, they have a very short online survey, that they would be most grateful if you could complete. | Take part in survey here |

What are your views of the value of e-learning and online conferencing?

Third Sector Support Wales (TSSW) want to understand your views on the value of e-learning and online conferencing to your work.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action have had their e-learning site Learning Zone Wales for several years and now want to consider what our e-learning offer should look like moving forward and really want to hear your views. Please can you spare five minutes to click on one of the links below and complete this short survey in Welsh or English.

| Take part in English language survey |

| Take part in Welsh language survey |

Have you used Bridgend Carers Centre?

Bridgend Carers Centre specialises in the provision of information, support and short break opportunities to adult carers throughout Bridgend County Borough. If you have used the centre, they would like you to complete a very short survey to tell them about your experiences with them and what services and activities you would to see in the future. | Take part in survey |

Carers Wales need your help to make sure you are getting your rights

Help Carers Wales Track The Act!  Each council in Wales has a legal duty to provide you with information, advice and assistance services so that you have the support you need to continue to care. If you are a carer, Carers Wales need you to tell them what your experiences are so that they know what is happening in reality. They will use the evidence they gather from you to influence decision makers and politicians. | Take part in survey |