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An update from the Health and Care Project

Published : 29/04/24 | Categories: Information & support | News |

WCVA’s Health and Care Project produced ten publications and 19 blogs in 2023/24, as well as hosting 18 network meetings.

These statistics and more are available in the project’s 2023/24 ‘in brief’ infographic, which provides at a glance information about the project’s work in the last financial year.


The Health and Care Project aims to ensure the voluntary sector and volunteers are trusted and valued as equal partners in delivering a healthier, more resilient Wales, while also driving innovation in health, care and wellbeing.

Other updates:

  • The project has recently launched a repository of online case studies, looking at the different ways that organisations working in all manner of settings provide incredible support to improve people’s health and wellbeing.
  • The project has also just launched a free, monthly newsletter to provide subscribers with vital updates and information from around the health and care landscape in Wales. You can sign up to receive this newsletter today with just a couple of clicks.
  • The Health and Care Project oversees the Health and Social Care Voluntary Sector Planning Network, which meets biannually with the Minister for Health and Social Services to discuss issues affecting the sector within health and care. If you’d like to join the network, please email healthandcare@wcva.cymru.
  • Helpforce Cymru is part of the Health and Care Project family and the Welsh arm of Helpforce. Helpforce Cymru works with Helpforce UK, Third Sector Support Wales, Welsh Government and others to develop the potential of volunteering in health and social care. If you’d like to find out more about its work, please contact Fiona Liddell, Helpforce Cymru manager, on fliddell@wcva.cymru.
  • The Social Prescribing Research Network is part of the Wales School for Social Prescribing Research, which works closely with WCVA. The SPRN researches and reports on social prescribing issues from around Wales. If you’d like to sign up for its mailing list, please contact healthandcare@wcva.cymru.


The key topics the project will be looking at in 2024/25 are:

  • NHS Workforce Implementation Plan
  • Bevan Commission Papers
  • Sustainable Social Services Grant
  • Hospital Discharge
  • Rebalancing Care and Support Implementation Plan
  • Section 16 Forums
  • Social Prescribing Framework


For any further information on the voluntary sector’s work in health and care across Wales, please visit the project webpage or contact healthandcare@wcva.cymru.

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