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

WCVA Voluntary Sector Futures Survey

WCVA has partnered with Futurice in an exciting project to co-design a future vision that will help shape our 5 year strategy.

They’d really appreciate 5-10 minutes of your time to fill in their short research survey here.

Your input now will play an influential role in our research into key topics, trends and priorities for the voluntary sector.

Social Prescribing activity in Wales

Public Health Wales has been asked by the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing to scope out the social prescribing activities across Wales. This is part of the Minister’s Task and Finish group activities. The Primary Care Division of Public Health Wales is reviewing the current situation with regard to social prescribing on behalf of Welsh Government.

Data Cymru are undertaking a survey on behalf of Public Health Wales and the University of South Wales . The findings from the survey will inform recommendations regarding the development of a national social prescribing model. This is an opportunity for you to have your say here. It should take up to 30 minutes to complete.

The closing date for responses is 5pm, 12 July 2021.

How has the pandemic affected sector funding?

WCVA is examining the current funding landscape for voluntary organisations in Wales. Funding and income are always key issues for voluntary organisations, even more so since the pandemic hit in 2020 and many sources of income dried up. WCVA, Richard Newton Consulting and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising want to know what the picture of voluntary sector income in Wales looks like now. Find out more and have your say here

WCVA Futures Initiative Community Survey

WCVA has partnered with Futurice to co-design a 10 year future vision and strategy to support both WCVA and the wider voluntary sector during 2021. Your input will play an influential role in the research into key topics and priorities for the future from the voluntary sector perspective.

You can take part in the survey here. It should take 5-10 minutes.

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

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.

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

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

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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
  • Quality in Befriending
  • Healthy Working Wales Gold
  • Cyber essentials
  • Cynnig Cymraeg
  • Cultural Competence Silver Award