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WCVA's consultations page, updated each week to help you have your say logo

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) regularly responds to consultations on topics that will affect our members and the wider third sector. 

View WCVA's consultation page >>>


Help us get better at what we do....

If you or your organisation has had contact or services with BAVO, we would like to hear from you by completing our Third Sector Support Wales survey to tell us how we did and whether our services are useful to you or not.

BAVO is a member of the Third Sector Support Wales (TSSW), a network of support organisations for the third logosector in Wales, comprising County Voluntary Councils including BAVO and Wales Council for Voluntary Action. Our shared goal is to enable third sector and volunteers across Wales to contribute fully to individual and community wellbeing, now and for the future.

The survey allows you to click ‘BAVO’ on question 4 to give your views on our performance specifically. It asks about development, volunteering, partnerships /networks (strategic engagement /influencing) and funding.

By filling this in, we will receive feedback on how we ‘measure’ up against other
providers, what our impact is and how we need to improve. If you could spare just
five minutes to answer each question, we would be very grateful.

We would appreciate if you could complete this short survey here >>>

If you could spare just five minutes to answer each question, we would be very grateful.


Welsh Government Draft Budget 2019-20 awareness session at BAVO 23 November

Welsh Government looking to engage with voluntary groups on budget process.

Welsh Government published the first stage of the Draft Budget 2019-20 on 2 October 2018 with the next stage to logobe published on 23 October 2018.  

As such, they are looking for opportunities to engage with different groups on the budget process. 

We realise that the Budget can appear complex and this is an opportunity to increase people’s understanding of the areas for which the Welsh Government is responsible for and to explain where Wales gets its money from. 

The session will outline the new tax raising powers and highlight the challenges facing the Welsh Government in setting Budget allocations. 

With this in mind, the Welsh Government are looking to help people understand the process better and to help you start to plan for 2019-20

As such BAVO  would like to invite you to attend an awareness session  on Friday 23 November at our BAVO offices (112/113 Commercial Street, Maesteg CF34 9DL) from 10.30 - 11.30am on the Welsh Government Budget process. This will include a short presentation followed by a Q&A session to answer any questions you may have. (Venue maybe subject to change depending on numbers booking on).

If you are interested in attending this briefing session, please reply to E: to register.


Opportunities for you to have your say on proposed closure of Maesteg Day Hospital and transfer of service to Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend

(This does not affect any other services at Maesteg Hospital).poster

Public engagement events will take place up to 21 December 2018.

Read ABMU Health Board engagement document here >>>

Opportunities to have your say will be at:

Public meeting
Wednesday 14 November 2018 from 6 - 8pm at Maesteg Town Hall

Drop in sessions:
Thursday 22 November 2018 from 9am - 5pm at Maesteg Community Centre
Tuesday, 4 December 2018 from 9am -  5pm at Maesteg Leisure Centre

You can also have your say by completing response form here by 21 December 2018 >>>

For additional information go to:
T: 01639 683355
Facebook: @ABM.healthboard
Twitter: @ABMhealth #ABManagement


Action on Disability: Right to Independent Living Consultation events and survey

As some of you may be aware, Welsh Government have recently launched a consultation on a new actionlogo policy to improve access to help, advice and services for disabled people in Wales.  

'Action on Disability: Right to Independent Living' will replace the current 'Framework for Action on Independent Living' which was launched by Welsh Government in 2013 to tackle barriers to independent living faced by disabled people. Welsh Government is currently inviting the public to respond to their draft action plan.

Disability Wales will be submitting a response to 'Action on Disability: Right to Independent Living' and they would like to hear your views on the proposed plan.

Engagement events:
They will be holding two engagement events to give you the opportunity to tell them in person your views of the new policy 'Action on Disability: Right to Independent Living'. These two events are:

  • Friday 7 December 2018 -  Liberty Stadium, Swansea;
  • Tuesday 11 December 2018 - Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham.

Both events will run from 10.45am - 3.30pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Spaces are limited, you can register for the events here >>> 

Online survey:
Disability Wales has put together a short online survey to hear your views on Welsh Government's action plan. They would be grateful if you could spare the time to complete this survey and let them know what you think about the plan and what Welsh Government should do to improve access and opportunities for disabled people in Wales. You can complete the survey here >>>     


Do you agree South Wales Fire & Rescue Service's seven priorities?

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service has published its plans for next year (2019-2020). logo

They would like to consult with members of the public in the communities they serve, to see if you agree with the seven priorities that they think are important to the people of South Wales.  

The consultation only takes a few minutes and they would really appreciate your feedback.

Download English survey here >>>   

Download Welsh survey here >>>    


Shaping Bridgend’s Future budget consultation is now live!


Over the past four years Bridgend County Borough Council has reduced its budget by more than £30 million. Some of the ways this was achieved was by streamlining the senior management structure and reducing staff numbers by over 400, through innovative partnership working with the likes of Awen Cultural Trust, and reducing service provision in some areas such as public conveniences and street cleaning.

However, despite the changes made so far, the council still has to make a further £35 million saving by 2023. Some of the proposals being considered include increasing council tax, reducing some services such as day centres and leisure facilities and in some instances removing services such as youth clubs and Bridgend Bus Station.

They also have some proposals around generating income such as charging more for the use of sports pitches and services such as garden waste collections.

By participating in the budget consultation you can have your say on which services are important to you. Have your say here:

This consultation will begin on 24 September and close on 18 November 2018.


CAMHS / Eating Disorders Network undertaking stakeholder review of Primary CAMHS services

The CAMHS / Eating Disorders Network is undertaking a stakeholder review of Primary CAMHS serviceslogo across Wales, with a detailed review being undertaken within each Health Board area.

As such, if you would like to input into this review and provide feedback regarding the Primary CAMHS service in the ABM University Health Board area, please see below link to the survey.  The survey cannot be saved and returned back, so please allow about 10 minutes to complete it ‘in one go’. The feedback should be in relation to Primary Care CAMHS only and not other parts of the CAMHS service e.g. SCAMHS, ND etc.

Download survey here >>>

If you are unable to complete the survey online then you can print form here and return either by post or email.  Please email completed surveys to or post to Richard Morris, 1st Floor, River House, Ynys Bridge Court, Gwaelod-y-Garth, Cardiff CF15 9SS.

Deadline for completing the survey: 1 December 2018.

Please note that the Network is also planning to hold a stakeholder engagement focus group meeting, the date of which has not yet been set. If you would like to be involved in this, or if you have any queries regarding this review, E: address - 


Take part in first point of contact assessment under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Annually, the Wales Audit Office undertakes a programme of Improvement Studies and Local Government logoNational Studies. These are studies that help public bodies manage the financial challenges they face by providing authoritative, unbiased, evidence-based analysis and advice.

For 2018-19 they are delivering a study on First point of contact assessments under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

As part of this work they will focus on the following areas:

  • the comprehensiveness of the assessments;
  • whether the assessment is person-centred including ease of access;
  • whether the assessment process is leading to a shift towards prevention in social care and non-social care services; and
  • the impact of assessments on people’s wellbeing and interaction with the requirement of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015.

The third sector has a crucial role to play in terms of social care needs assessments and it is vital they hear your views as part of their study. To do this, they have developed a questionnaire to find out your views on these assessments across Wales.

They request that you complete and submit your response by 31 December 2018.

Please click here to begin the questionnaire >>>

They understand the demands they are placing on you by asking for this information but they believe the investment of your time will allow them to deliver a better quality output which will benefit public bodies, and ultimately, the citizens of Wales.

If you have any queries please feel free to get in touch with the Wales Audit Office Project Team by contacting E:


Have your say on proposed amendments to regulations under Part 9 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

On 1 April 2019, healthcare services in the Bridgend County Borough Council area will transfer to Cwm Taf logoUniversity Health Board from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, moving the health board boundary accordingly. This requires WElsh Government to amend the Partnership Arrangements (Wales) Regulations 2015 in relation to the membership of both the Western Bay and Cwm Taf regional partnership boards. 

This boundary change has already been consulted on and agreed.  Welsh Government is not therefore seeking views on this aspect of the amendment regulations. 

This does however also provide an opportunity to revise other aspects of the Partnership Regulations, specifically to:

  • clarify requirements for regional partnership boards to establish pooled funds in relation to care homes;
  • require housing representation on regional partnership boards;
  • require regional partnership boards to produce regional commissioning strategies; 
  • clarify the date when regional partnership boards must produce annual reports.

The consultation seeks your views on these proposed changes which can be found by clicking here >>>

The deadline for esponses is 26 October 2018.


Have your say on council services

Bridgend County Borough Council

Bridgend County Borough Council is inviting local people to have their say on the services it provides. Members are being recruited for the council’s Citizens’ Panel, which helps it to understand local people’s opinions about the services it provides for residents and businesses, and to review and improve its work.

Do you know someone who may be interested in joining the Citizens’ Panel? Bridgend County Borough Council has made it easier for residents to take part in their surveys. Sign up forms are available at all libraries and responding online is even more user friendly. To find out more or if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns about this service, please get in touch with the Communications, Marketing and Engagement team on 01656 643664 or email