Health, Social Care and Well Being Network

The Vale Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network brings together third sector organisations (local, regional and national) operating in the Vale of Glamorgan who have an interest in health and social care. The Network’s membership is also open to statutory partners and is free to join.

The aims of the Network are to:

  • Bring together voluntary organisations to have a strong, collective voice
  • Support involvement of the voluntary sector in planning, development and delivery of health and social care services
  • Support voluntary sector involvement in health and social care planning groups
  • Facilitate communication between the voluntary, statutory and other sectors
  • Influence health and social care policy to bring about change and improve services
  • Advise on health, social care and wellbeing needs and gaps in service provision
  • Promote the work of the voluntary sector

Network members have:

  • Regular updates on health, social care and wellbeing
  • Invitations to Network events which focus on specific topics
  • The opportunity to contribute to policy development and joint responses to policy consultations
  • Support to contribute towards health, social care and wellbeing planning groups
  • The chance to network with other voluntary organisations and the statutory sector
  • Opportunities to promote their services

Network achievements:

  • Over 400 members
  • Production of a directory of services for carers and a directory of services for older people
  • Introduction of Third Sector Champions in GP surgeries in Barry who act as a link for the third sector
  • Consultation events on Supporting People Services for Older People and the South Wales Programme
  • Organising a third sector roadshow, Keeping in Touch, at Llandough Hospital in 2014

2019 Health, Social Care & Network meetings are:

  • Wednesday 12th June
  • Wednesday 23rd October

Feedback about the Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network:

"I have to say a big thank you to the Team for all the work you all do. I have special praise for your work because of the contacts I've built up through your Health and Social Care Network Meetings and the chance to share the work we do with others."

How to join:

If you would like to join the Network, or just find out more information, please telephone 01446 741706 or contact Linda Pritchard using the form below.