What is Cardiff Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network?

Established in 1999, the Network is a collective group of over 200 members who work in health and social care in Cardiff.

The Network:

  • Presents a collective voice from the third sector, and facilitates and encourages involvement in joint planning groups;
  • Influences local, regional and national policy by responding to consultations;
  • Co-ordinates and maintains communication channels between the voluntary and statutory sector;
  • Identifies gaps in provision;
  • Responds to unmet needs;
  • Campaigns/lobbies for better services.

Membership of the Network is open to individuals working in third sector organisations whose area of benefit is Cardiff. This can include national or regional voluntary organisations' projects or offices if they are based in Cardiff.


Consultation on Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s Interventions Not Normally Undertaken policy

For many years Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has had an Interventions Not Normally Undertaken policy and intervention list and they have recently updated these documents to take account of revised evidence. 

Interventions Not Normally Undertaken (INNUs) are interventions that are not routinely available because:

  • There is currently insufficient evidence of clinical and/or cost effectiveness or
  • The intervention is considered to be of relatively low priority for NHS resources

They are either not normally available on the NHS in wales, or are available only within specified criteria. 

They welcome your views and feedback on the policy.  Please see the List of Interventions Not Normally Undertaken by Cardiff and Vale UHB on the C3SC website for the specific interventions.  An electronic copy of the Equality and Health Impact Assessment and the full policy are available from the C3SC website.

The Individual Patient Funding Request (IPFR) process can be used to apply for an intervention included in the INNU list in clinically exceptional circumstances. 

The consultation is open until 29 June 2018 and comments should be sent to Anne Hinchliffe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Events and meetings

Cardiff Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network meetings

The next Cardiff Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network will be at 9.30am on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 in the Harbour Room at Baltic House. The Cardiff Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and Cardiff Telecare and Meals on Wheels are confirmed on the agenda. To book your place at the meeting on the 5th June 2018 please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The dates for the Cardiff Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network meetings for 2018/19 are:

- 9.30am Tuesday, 5 June 2018 - Harbour Room, Baltic House
- 9.30am Thursday, 6 September 2018 - Harbour Room, Baltic House
- 9.30am Wednesday, 5 December 2018 - Harbour Room, Baltic House – Maria Battle, Chair of the UHB confirmed for the meeting.
- 9.30am Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - Harbour Room, Baltic House

If there are any agenda items you would like to be discussed at any future network meetings, please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know.  Suggestions received already include: Cooperation and collaboration; How to influence the political process; What ACE reports will mean in practice; Disguised disability discrimination in employment and lack of employment opportunities and support for people with disabilities in Wales; Welsh Language/Context and Active Offer Principle; Risk Assessment; and the Impact of the EU referendum.

Briefing from the March 2018 Network meeting is now available

Notes and papers from the previous meeting

The Cardiff and Vale UHB and the Third Sector Working together for health and wellbeing’s Year in Review 2016-2017 Review 2016-2017 was launched at the Keeping in Touch event on the 3 October 2017.

The NHS at 70: Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

Cardiff and Vale UHB are working with other Health Boards across Wales and its partners to mark this major milestone and are encouraging everyone to get involved by telling their stories about their involvement with the NHS and highlighting innovation and clinical excellence that has taken place during the past 70 years – from healthcare partners, charities and patient groups amongst others.  For more information please visit the UHB website.

Briefings following external events and meetings

The Health and Social Care Facilitators attend a range of different meetings and events, following some of these they produce briefings for the third sector.

Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014

Analysis of C3SC Consultation responses:

A-Z Carers' Directory   Updated in 2018Carers Directory 2016 updated version

In January 2010, the ‘Carers Strategies (Wales) Measure 2010’ came into force and places a duty on all health boards to create a Carers’ Information and Communication Strategy that will demonstrate how they will support carers.
Joint work was undertaken by Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board (UHB) in developing their strategy, in partnership with local authorities, C3SC, VCVS and the third sector. The strategy has now been submitted to Welsh Government for approval.
The working group has maintained its structure in order to deliver key pieces of work that will offer benefits to carers. This includes a Cardiff and Vale Carers’ Handbook, training and learning resources for staff from statutory agencies and the third sector, and the Cardiff and Vale A-Z Carers’ Directory.

This Directory offers a collated reference book of third sector and statutory services that carers can access for support.

If you are a carer or a carer service provider and would like to contact the Cardiff and Vale Health Board, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To request copies of the Carers' Directory, please email Sarah Capstick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can download a PDF of the directory here.





  • Alcohol Awareness Week ‘Alcohol and Families’ 13th and 19th November 2017 aims to get people talking about how much they drink and the risks involved and how by making small changes people can help reduce the risk to their health.

    The focus this year is ‘Alcohol and Families’.  You can use this opportunity to start a conversation around problematic alcohol use to help break the cycle of silence and stigma that is all too often experienced by families.

    Alcohol Awareness Week will take place between the 13th and 19th November 2017. Public Health Wales are supporting organisations to get involved by offering you a campaign toolkit (to follow) accompanied by resources to run your own alcohol campaign.

    If you would like to order free resources to support your campaign please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange collection from the Public Health Wales offices at 1st Floor, Global Link, Dunleavy Drive, Cardiff CF11 0SN

  • ADHD Cardiff runs weekly parent and carer support sessions on Thursdays from 6-8pm, and a monthly parent and carer support group session on the last Friday of every month from 2-3pm. For more info, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Accessible cinema: A recent partnership between Innovate and Barry Memorial Hall has developed that provides easy access and supportive atmosphere for people to watch a film. This Cine Venture Club runs every 2 weeks - £5 per head (people can buy hot dogs and popcorn). More information can be accessed www.innovate-trust.org.uk
  • Alzheimer's Society South East Wales - Carers Support Group.
  • Bipolar Support Group, Cardiff for 18- to 25-year-olds.
  • Epilepsy Support Group takes place the first Wednesday of the month in Barry - for people who have epilepsy, their families and carers.
  • A 'Hear to Meet' group, set up by Action on Hearing Loss Cymru, is meeting in Albany Road once a month.


Funding opportunities

  • Third Sector Representative Opportunity – Adult Safeguarding Board

    There is an opportunity available to become a third sector representative on the Cardiff and Vale Adult Safeguarding Board.  For more information please see the advert, expression of interest form and terms of reference on the C3SC website. The deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm on Friday 23 February 2018.  If you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • ICF Third Sector Capital Investment Fund 2017 is open from the 16 October to 12pm on Friday, 10 November.  For more information please see the promotion document and guidance on the C3SC website.  To request an application pack please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Moneysavingexpert.com - Building and Developing Resilience: Projects should focus on: Mental health, Well-being, Cook Well for Less, Training Others, Independent Living Skills, Peer Mentoring. Apply between 1st September 2018 - 28th September 2018.
  • Care and Wellbeing Fund: The £12 million investment fund focuses on community-based provision, integrated health and social care services, and prevention and wellbeing approaches. It is looking to invest in ventures that are structured as social enterprises – either as CICs or limited companies - and that tackle the challenges faced by those with long-term health conditions. There is no formal application process or set funding rounds.
  • Funding opportunity: The Dunhill Medical Trust.

More funding opportunities



  • 70 years on from the birth of the NHS, join the Bevan Commission for a two-day international conference to learn from the past and explore what the future of health and care may look like in Wales and beyond. Book a place now at bit.ly/Bevan18
  • Consultation – Cardiff and Vale UHB Framework to support Outcomes Based Commissioning and Value Based Healthcare

    The UHB has developed a draft Commissioning Framework which they would appreciate your views on.  The aim of the Framework is to assist the development of a commissioning approach within the organisation, in order to support the delivery of Shaping our Future Wellbeing, ensuring all services are planned, monitored and reviewed the same way, whether they are delivered by Clinical Boards, or organisations external to the UHB.

    Briefing from the March 2018 Network meeting is now available The deadline for responses is Monday, 26 March 2018.

  • Major Trauma Network - Consultation events
    As mentioned in the Cardiff Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network briefing in December 2017, there will be 2 public consultation events taking place in Cardiff and Barry. It is an opportunity for people to meet local clinicians to discuss proposals to develop a Major Trauma Network for the region, and will include asking people for their views on establishing a Major Trauma Centre at University Hospital of Wales.
    Tuesday, 9 January 6.30-8pm at Castleland Community Centre, Belvedere Crescent, Barry CF63 4JZ.
    Wednesday, 10 January 6.30-8pm at St Andrew's United Reformed Church, Pen-Y-Lan Road (corner of Wellfield Road), Roath, Cardiff CF24 3PB.
    If you are unable to attend but want to have your say then you can respond on-line via the Public Health Wales website
  • A Major Trauma Network for South and West Wales and South Powys - Public Health Wales

    'We have been working with doctors, nurses and independent experts to develop proposals for a new major trauma network across South Wales and now we want to know what you think.

    We want to develop services to give you an increased chance of survival and better recovery and quality of life if you suffer a major trauma anywhere in South Wales (this includes South and West Wales and South Powys). Major trauma refers to multiple or serious injuries that may result in disability or death.  Injuries can include serious head injuries, multiple injuries caused by road traffic accidents, industrial accidents, falls, mass casualty events and knife and gunshot wounds.

    We need to hear the views of everyone living in communities across South Wales, to make sure we make the right decision for local people. To do this, we are running a public consultation to find out what you think about our proposals and to ask if there is anything else you want us to consider as we develop our plans.

    You can find more information about our plans on the website at www.publichealthwales.org/majortraumaconsultation

    An independent clinical panel has looked at the evidence for developing a major trauma network in South and West Wales and South Powys and made the following recommendations.

    • a major trauma network for South Wales with a clinical governance infrastructure should be quickly developed.
    • the adults’ and children’s major trauma centres should be on the same site
    • the major trauma centre should be at University Hospital Wales, Cardiff
    • Morriston Hospital, Swansea should become a large trauma unit and should have a lead role for the major trauma network
    • a clear and realistic timetable for putting the trauma network in place should be set.

    We want to ask you three key questions about our proposal.

    1.    Do you agree or disagree that a major trauma network should be established for South and West Wales and South Powys?

    2.    Do you agree or disagree the development of the major trauma network for South and West Wales and South Powys should be based on the recommendations from the independent panel?

    3.    If we develop a major trauma network for South and West Wales and South Powys is there anything else we should consider?

    You can give your answers to these questions on the form supplied as part of the main consultation document.

    Get involved

    It is vital that we make the best decision for people across South and West Wales and South Powys. This means we need to hear from you – so please read our consultation document and background information below and tell us what you think by Monday 5th February 2018. Health boards will also be holding a number of public events across the South Wales region to present the proposals for our major trauma network and there will be the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. Details of these events are on the consultation website.

    The events being held in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are:

    • Tuesday 9 January 6.30 – 8pm in Castleland Community Centre, Belvedere Crescent, Barry, CF63 4JZ
    • Wednesday 10 January 6.30 – 8pm in St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Pen-Y-Lan Road, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3PB'
  • The Future Shape of Thoracic Surgery Services in South Wales

    Local Health Boards are working together to look at the future shape of thoracic surgery services in South Wales. This work is being led by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) which is responsible for the joint planning of specialised NHS services on behalf of the all Local Health Boards in Wales.

    We need to decide whether both Morriston Hospital, Swansea (covering South West Wales) and University Hospital of Wales (covering South East Wales) should continue to provide two separate thoracic surgical services, or whether one of those hospitals should provide a larger, combined service for the whole of South Wales.

    It is really important that we get the process right so that we make the best decision for our patients. This means that we really need your views and the 6 week engagement will give you the chance to feedback.

    What we are aiming to achieve is a service that is able to:

    • Cope with more patients if we need to;
    • Treat patients more quickly;
    • Cope with unexpected staffing problems;
    • Provide a high quality safe service.

    Please go to the WHSSC website to read the engagement document and tell us what you think by 29 November 2017, using the contact details provided by WHSSC.

    Cardiff and Vale UHB and the Cardiff and Vale Community Health Council (CHC) will be holding two open invitation meetings during the engagement period where local clinicians will be giving a presentation followed by an opportunity for you to ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed changes. Details of these will be posted on the UHB website.

  • Consultation relating to Phase 2 of implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 - closes on 25 July 2017 (Consultation event in Cardiff on Wednesday 21 June).
  • Review of the Social Care Induction Framework - this Social Care Wales consultation closes on 23 June 2017.
  • Survey on running groups across Wales.
  • The draft Cardiff and Vale Dementia Strategy 2017-2027 is now available at https://www.c3sc.org.uk/networks/networks-doc-lib/cardiff-health-social-care-network/news/1795-draft-dementia-strategy-c-and-v-2017-2027-v3/fileIf you would like comments including in a collective C3SC response please provide these to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 28 August 2017.  Alternatively if you would like to provide feedback directly then please email your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, 4 September 2017.  More consultations...

Consultation responses


News and Other Info


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To find out more:

To find out how you can become a member of the Cardiff Health and Social Care Network, or for any other information, please contact Sarah Capstick by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling her on (029) 2048 5722.



We emailed you recently about our consultation on the future of nursing. We have a series of UK events to hear patients’ views. Our next event is on Thursday 20 July in Cardiff and whilst we have had some interest from patients and the public we are currently quite low on sign ups.