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

Digital Discovery for the Welsh Third Sector

ProMo-Cymru has put together a short survey to learn about the kind of digital support the third sector may need and the experience of using digital since the COVID pandemic. They’re working with WCVA and Wales Co-Op and will sharing some of this information with Welsh Government and other interested parties to inform what support the third sector may need.   You can access the survey here.

Bowel Cancer UK setting up a new patient engagement group for people affected by bowel cancer in Wales

They want to hear from both professionals and people affected by bowel cancer (including friends and family of someone who has had a bowel cancer diagnosis), to help us understand how this would work best for you.

Survey for professionals

Survey for people affected by bowel cancer  

Their vision is that this

  • Talk to us about their experiences;
  • Provide consultation on both existing services and potential future services;
  • Help to shape services for people affected by bowel cancer across Wales;
  • Give patients the opportunity to be involved in the design and delivery of bowel cancer services in Wales.

This survey will close on 30 June 2020 at 5pm. If you have any questions, call Sian Salkeld, T: 07496 857 309 or

Learning from the community response to COVID-19 in Wales

The Research and Evaluation Division at Public Health Wales, in partnership with University of Bristol and Wales Council for Voluntary Action, have launched a national survey to hear from volunteers and those who have informally given up their time to help their communities respond to COVID-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, they know that record numbers of people in Wales have given up their time freely to help other people in their community, through acts like shopping, picking up medicines, cooking a meal or providing some care and emotional support. Find out more and have your say here

Birthrights convening a national inquiry into racial injustice in maternity care throughout 2021

Evidence repeatedly shows that Black, Asian and mixed ethnicity women are more likely to die, experience baby loss, become seriously unwell and have worse experiences of care during pregnancy and childbirth, compared to white women.

This is urgent. Basic human rights are at stake. Find out more here

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board pharmaceutical needs assessment questionnaire

The health board is under a statutory obligation to draft, consult upon and publish a pharmaceutical needs assessment in accordance with the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Wales) Regulations 2013 by 1 October 2021.

The pharmaceutical needs assessment assists the health board in determining applications by pharmacies, dispensing appliance contractors and dispensing doctors for new, additional or relocated premises, changes to opening hours or the provision of more pharmaceutical services.

As part of this process, the health board is conducting a consultation process on the draft pharmaceutical needs assessment and seeks your views on the document. The consultation period  ends on Tuesday 13 July 2021. You can have your say here

Care Inspectorate Wales assurance check of Bridgend Social Services

Care Inspectorate Wales is currently undertaking assurance checks across local authorities in Wales. They are reviewing how well local authorities are discharging their statutory functions to keep people who need care and support and carers who need support, safe and promote their well-being during the pandemic.

The assurance checks include a focus on what local authorities are doing to prevent the need for children to come into care and the return of children with their families, where appropriate. How well are local authorities providing early help, care and support and seamless transitions between services for disabled children and their families?

They have developed a specific survey for the third sector which can be found here

Your individual comments are confidential and will not be shared with the local authority. If you would prefer to speak to them about your feedback, call 0300 7900 126 or E:

Bridgend Replacement Local Development Plan – Deposit Draft Statutory Public Consultation

Regulation 17 of the Local Development Plan Regulations (2005) requires that, prior to submitting its Local Development Plan to Welsh Government, Bridgend County Borough Council  must publish its Deposit Draft for public inspection and consultation . This will take place between 1 June and 27 July 2021.

The Replacement Local Development Plan will supersede the existing Bridgend Local Development Plan (LDP) and will set out its objectives for the development and use of land in the County Borough over the plan period to 2033. The Deposit Draft has been informed by a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) incorporating a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and has been subject to a Health Impact Assessment and Equality Impact Assessment.

All the documents can be viewed on the Council’s website, along with a summary version of the Deposit Draft and an on-line survey at
Hard copies of the survey can be obtained by emailin: or phoning 01656 643664.

What matters to me when I’m paying for dementia care?

Researchers at the University of South Wales in partnership with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and the Vale of Glamorgan Council are undertaking a research project entitled, ‘Madeline’s Project: What Matters to Me When I’m Paying for Dementia Care? A Realist Evaluation of the Health and Social Care Interface’. 

The project focuses on understanding the process of paying for care from the service users’ perspective (people with dementia and their carers) to recommend innovations to promote well-being when planning and accessing care.  as part of the project, they would like to invite professionals from social services, third sector services, private sector services and university staff/students, who have knowledge and experience of funding dementia care, to interview. If you would like to take part contact Leanne Hadley, E: or Professor Carolyn Wallace, E:

Evidencing the impact and added value of the third sector

Social Care Wales is keen to understand the crucial role that the Third Sector plays in Wales to achieve the goals set out in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. The implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 has meant very significant changes in the way social services are planned, commissioned and delivered characterised by a stronger emphasis on:

  • prevention and early intervention;
  • the promotion of well-being and how services can help people achieve what matters to them;
  • co-production – citizens and professionals sharing power and working together as equal partners, seeing people as assets, and ‘working with not to’;
  • multi agency working and collaboration.

Social Care Wales would be grateful if you could review and complete their brief online survey by clicking here

Walking and cycling in your community

Have your say on the proposed future routes for walking and cycling in your area. Have they got it right and if not what improvements would you like to see?

Sustrans recently invited Bridgend County Borough residents to tell them about the barriers they face when walking and cycling on their everyday journeys. They’ve taken all your comments on board and have drafted future route plans for the area. They want to hear your thoughts on the proposed network.

Find out more and have your say here

Tell your story of caring through Covid-19

Cardiff University is carrying out research on behalf of Public Health Wales to explore how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on unpaid carers and to find out more about what sort of support they need. They are looking for unpaid carers who would like to be interviewed via video link or telephone about their experiences.

This research is an opportunity for unpaid carers to have their voice heard by policy makers and those responsible for planning services as they speak out about their lives and their needs. All participants’ identities will be protected and personal information will be treated confidentially.

You can find out further details here. 

For further information contact Dan Burrows, T: 029 2087 5501 or E:

National Pensioners Convention Wales digital exclusion survey

NPC Wales is aware of the growing problem facing older people in accessing services that they need which has been heightened by the Covid-19 crisis, with many services now only accessible online. They  want to ask older people in Wales about their experiences in using and accessing these services and also what is needed to support older people to get online.

Have your say by completing their questionnaire here

Dweud eich dweud drwy lenwi eu holiadur yma

If you need hard copies for distribution, E: or T: 029 2043 1570.

Open consultations from the Assembly, Welsh Government and others

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say on what’s happening in Wales on a variety of topics that affect you and your organisation.

Have your say on what matters to you here

  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Trusted Charity Mark
  • Quality in Befriending
  • Healthy Working Wales Gold
  • Cyber essentials