What is Cardiff Health and Social Care 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.


Events and meetings

Cardiff Health and Social Care Network meetings

The dates of the remaining Cardiff Health and Social Care network meetings in 2017/18 are:

- 10am, Wednesday 7 June 2017
- 10am, Tuesday 5 September 2017
- 10am, Tuesday 5 December 2017
- 10am, Thursday 8 March 2018

If there are any agenda items you would like to be discussed at future network meetings, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Suggestions received already include: Cooperation and collaboration; How to influence the political process; What ACE reports will mean in practice; and the impact of the EU referendum.

Notes and papers from the previous meeting


Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014


A-Z Carers' Directory   Updated in 2016Carers 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.






Funding opportunities

  • Moneysavingexpert.com - Living with Long Term Challenges: Projects should focus on: Dementia, Autism, Learning Difficulties, Disabilities, Caring Responsibilities, Mental illness, Brain injury, Stroke. Apply between 1st February - 2nd March 2018.

  • 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




Consultation responses


News and other info


Useful links


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.