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The value of the voluntary sector to health & social care

Published : 06/02/23 | Categories: Information & support | News |

WCVA invites you to attend a focus group and have your say on the role of the voluntary sector in health and social care in Wales.

Richard Newton Consulting is partnering with WCVA and the Bevan Commission on a paper to be published in Spring 2023 which explores the values and value of the voluntary sector to health and social care in Wales.

This is an important project, part of a wider multi-year piece of work, which seeks to effectively mobilise relationships, volunteering and support across the health and care system to address priority challenges and maximise the contribution of voluntary organisations and volunteers towards health and care outcomes.


Given the pressures on the health and social care sector this is a priority project for WCVA, supported by Welsh Government as part of the Third Sector Infrastructure for Health and Social Care project.

The final paper will make recommendations in respect of the voluntary sector’s role in health and social care in Wales, its USP in this area, and the actions that can be made to maximise its potential.


It is important that as many organisations as possible have their voices and experiences heard to inform this piece of work. including voluntary sector delivery organisations, infrastructure and membership organisations, and public sector providers.

As such we’d like to invite you to a 90-minute focus group, held digitally. Please register to a date and time that suits you from the links below. Please don’t worry about the titles of the focus groups. These were originally used to try and ensure Richard Newton Consulting captured as many organisations as possible.

Please note – you only need to sign up for one session. 

If you would like to attend but are unavailable on the above dates / times, please get in touch. We may be able to offer further options with other groups.


You are welcome to bring a service user and / or volunteer who has experience of health or social care delivered by the voluntary sector with you. Please register each attendee separately.

If you are unable to attend any of these days, or for more information about the project, please contact

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