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

What impact is BAVO having?

How does BAVO help your organisation with volunteer management, funding, governance and influencing?

The 2019-20 Third Sector Support Wales Impact Survey has launched, giving you the chance to let BAVO know about the impact our services in governance, funding, volunteering and engagement and influencing have on your organisation.

This lets BAVO understand how we’re doing and helps us plan for the future. So please take ten minutes or so to tell us your thoughts and help us learn what works for you and what doesn’t.

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Third Sector Support Wales is a network of support organisations for the third sector in Wales. Our shared goal is to enable the third sector and volunteers across Wales to contribute fully to individual and community wellbeing, now and for the future.

Pa effaith mae BAVO yn ei chael?

Sut mae BAVO yn helpu eich sefydliad chi gyda gwaith rheoli gwirfoddolwyr, cyllido, llywodraethu a dylanwadu?

Mae Arolwg Effaith Cefnogi Trydydd Sector Cymru 2019-20 wedi cael ei lansio, ac mae’n rhoi cyfle i chi roi gwybod i BAVO am yr effaith y mae ein gwasanaethau ym meysydd llywodraethu, cyllido, gwirfoddoli ac ymgysylltu a dylanwadu yn ei chael ar eich sefydliad chi.

Bydd BAVO yn dod i ddeall a ydym yn llwyddo, a bydd yn ein helpu i gynllunio tuag at y dyfodol. Felly, treuliwch ryw ddeng munud yn rhoi eich barn i ni ac yn ein helpu i ddysgu beth sy’n gweithio i chi a beth sydd ddim.

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Rhwydwaith o fudiadau cymorth i’r trydydd sector yng Nghymru yw Cefnogi Trydydd Sector Cymru. Nod y rhwydwaith yw galluogi’r trydydd sector a gwirfoddolwyr ledled Cymru i gyfrannu’n llawn at lesiant unigolion a chymunedau, yn awr ac at y dyfodol.

Charity Property Matters Survey 2020

The Ethical Property Foundation is the UK property advice charity for the voluntary sector. Could you help with a survey? It takes just six minutes to complete and aims to build a vivid picture of the key property trends and issues affecting our sector. | Read more |

Arolwg Eiddo Elusennau 2020

Sefydliad Ethical Property Foundation yw'r elusen sy’n cynnig cyngor ar eiddo sector gwirfoddol y Deyrnas Gyfunol.  A allwch chi helpu gyda'r arolwg? Gellir cwblhau'r arolwg mewn dim ond 6 munud, a'i nod yw creu darlun byw o'r tueddiadau a'r materion eiddo allweddol sy'n effeithio ar ein sector. | Darllen mwy |

Wales survey for Armed Forces families: social isolation and loneliness

As part of a Welsh Government funded project, The Army Families Federation (AFF) has devised a survey for Armed Forces families living in Wales to complete.

It could also be that the family lives in Wales and the partner is based in a unit outside of Wales, that is absolutely fine. This survey is just for the serving community rather than Veterans. The survey will take less approximately six - seven minutes to complete. The closing date of their survey is 30 March 2020.

| Take part in survey here |

Consultation on draft 'Health and Social Care Principles of Leadership'

In December 2019, Social Care Wales and Health Education Improvement Wales submitted a joint draft workforce strategy to the Minister for Health and Social Services, a key component of which was a commitment to supporting collective and compassionate leadership within the workforce.

Whilst they await a response to the draft strategy they are continuing to develop a framework to take this work forward.  The national steering group has drafted core principles for leadership to help create shared vision for leadership in Social Care and Health services across Wales. 

These Principles have been co-designed by Social Care Wales and Health Education and Improvement Wales, with input from Prof Michael West, and the Leadership Steering Group which includes representatives of both sectors, Academi Wales and Welsh Government. They are underpinned by a robust evidence base developed over 30 years by experts in the field. They reflect the feedback gained from the significant engagement during the development of the draft Workforce Strategy for Health & Care, as well as more recent events such as the Autumn Leadership Conference.

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They would welcome your feedback on these draft Principles by 10 April 2020.

As part of GamCare's Women's Programme, they would like to collect information regarding women who are affected by gambling related harms

They would like to gather the views of women who:

  • Gamble;
  • Are concerned about their own gambling;
  • Have previously experienced gambling problems and are now in recovery or no longer gambling;
  • Have been affected by someone else’s gambling.

Your voice is essential to help them to continue to develop their understanding of:

  • what motivates people to gamble;
  • individual gambling experiences;
  • how gambling impacts different people.

| Take part in consultation here |

Commissioning accommodation and support for a good life people with a learning disability

In March 2019 the National Commissioning Board launched its guidance on Commissioning accommodation and support for a good life for people with a learning disability.

One year on, Learning Disability Wales and Cymorth Cymru is interested to know if you have heard about the guidance, how useful you think it is and if you have seen it being used.

| Take part in consultation here |

Join Carers Trust South East Wales Carers Panel

Do you provide unpaid care for a relative, friend or neighbour who needs care and support?

Do you want easier and improved access to the information, advice and support you need?

Would you like to be involved in developing services and providing an independent voice for carers and those you look after?

Join Carers Trust South East Wales Carers Panel as they want you to have a say on what matters to you.

For further details contact Helen Davey, T: 01656 336969 and E: [email protected]

Monitoring the impact of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 in relation to unpaid carers

Carers Wales launched the 2018 -2019 Track the Act report 2 October 2019. This is the latest briefing in a series which has gathered evidence from carers across Wales as well as information from local authorities and local health boards about how the Act is is being implemented for carers across Wales. Carers Wales remains concerned about how the on-going implementation of the Act is affecting carers across Wales.  The briefing outlines the key findings and recommendations that Carers Wales believes need to be undertaken to remove the barriers in place that are preventing its successful implementation.

| Responses received from individual local authorities and local health boards in response to our information request can also be found here |

The questionnaire for carers for next year’s briefing is now live online. This questionnaire is for unpaid carers to give their views on the rights they have received under the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014 (the Act). A carer defined under the Act is someone who provides or intends to provide care for a friend or family member.
| The online questionnaire can be found here  |

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 |

Measuring the Mountain want to hear your stories!

Measuring the Mountain is a Welsh Government funded project looking at people’s experiences of needing care and support or of being a carer.  It’s an all-Wales collaboration of the public sector, third sector and, most importantly, the people who live here. They want to know more about what it is like to be a carer, looking after a loved one, family member, friend or neighbour or someone who needs care and support. | Read more |

By sharing this information, people will be helping to inform Welsh Government, social care professionals and others about what needing care and support services, or being a carer, is like, as well as what works well and what could be done differently.  They will share all their findings, conclusions and recommendations through reports, events and the website, as well as directly with Welsh Government.

Measuring the Mountain will be collecting stories until 31 May 2020, after which they will analyse the stories and share their findings with Welsh Government, organisations and people across Wales. For further details, contact Katie,  T: 07964 407 739, E: [email protected] or visit