Public consultations are a great way for voluntary organisations to influence the areas that they are passionate about.
Governments and other public bodies will open a consultation to seek public views on a piece of work, project, policy or law. Consultations help them to engage with the public, be more transparent and benefit from the expertise of other organisations, such as charities, which are often paving the way in their particular field.
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An archive of WCVA’s consultation responses.
‘The impacts have served to highlight existing inequalities across society, with many felt more keenly and immediately by people who were already
experiencing income, social and societal disadvantage.’
‘Compassionate leadership should be integral to integration, with the voluntary sector a crucial partner’
‘Environmental organisations have, like the majority of sector organisations, suffered severe financial losses during the outbreak. This has hindered their essential work and will continue to do so into the future.’
‘A delivery model integrating a mix of national, regional and local led investment and activity is needed to achieve the preferred outcomes.’
‘Communities have come together quickly, often without formal structures, to assist with services. This freedom has empowered communities to come up with their own solutions
to meet problems and gaps in support.’
#’The Structural funds have had a substantial impact on the third sector in Wales and subsequently those individuals who are the hardest to reach, and our most disadvantaged communities.’
‘The voluntary sector will continue to need long-term financial support to play its part in the recovery of the economy.’
‘A long-term shift in behaviour needs to be encouraged to help procurers have more regard for reuse and recycling of materials.’
‘We agree that the status quo is not an option and that current health and social care systems are unsustainable.’
‘An inclusive economy in which everyone can thrive and no-one is left behind” is an admirable vision, but we have doubts about this Bill being able to achieve that.’
‘We would have liked to have seen more involvement of voluntary organisations in the development of the strategy. Effective delivery will now need active involvement across all sectors in Wales.’
‘It is unclear what is expected and hoped of, and at what level, from the sector.’
‘We would like Welsh Government to focus on growing an inclusive economy in Wales.’
‘Co-production, specifically identified as a core principle of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act (2014) and a key feature of a Healthier Wales, is missing from the Bill. It should be integral in ensuring citizens are at the heart of changing or improving provision.’
‘We are concerned that without measuring the impact volunteering has on national progress that it may, consciously or unconsciously, lead Welsh Government and other decision-makers to deprioritise the third sector when it comes to investment’
‘The social care sector and the third sector need to develop better partnerships’