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.

You can download the Network's latest monthly e-briefing's here: April 2019March 2019, February 2019.

Events and meetings

Cardiff Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network meetings

The next Cardiff Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network meeting will be at 9.30am on the 19 June 2019 in the Harbour Room at Baltic House.


The dates for the Cardiff Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network meetings for 2019/20 are:

- 19th June 2019
- 4th September 2019
- 5th December 2019
- 3rd March 2020

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 2019 Network Meeting 

Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014

  • Age Cymru and Age Alliance Wales are in the process of gathering the opinions of those who work with older people on the impact of the Social Services and Wellbein (Wales) Act 2014.  They are interested in the Act’s effect on Older People (aged 50+) in a range of areas, including care needs assessments and reviews, social service provision and design, and information and advice services.  In order to compare the current provision with what they found 2 years ago, they have developed an online survey, available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AAWReact2E, where opinions can be left.  It should take no more than 15minutes to complete.

Analysis of C3SC Consultation responses:

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.

 download a PDF of the directory here.




Funding opportunities

  • The Hau Third Sector Fund 2019/20 is now open for applications, with a deadline for submission of 5pm, 27 May 2019. Find out more...
  • ICF Dementia Friendly Communities Fund 2019 is open until 5pm 8 May 2019. More information and to apply...

More funding opportunities


News and Other Info


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.

Useful links




To find out more:

To find out how you can become a member of the Cardiff Health, Social Care and Wellbeing 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.


Children’s Commissioner report: The Children’s Commissioner has launched a report called ‘A Charter for Change Protecting Welsh Children from the Impact of Poverty’ It has been informed by real experiences and covers schools, access to food, public transport, accessing activities in the wider community and involvement of children in planning and other impacts arising from povery.