WCVA Helpforce Cymru is leading on this project and working with Bevan Commission, Social Care Wales and Richard Newton Consulting Ltd as project partners. The project is funded by Welsh Government from the Coronavirus Recovery Grant for Volunteering 2020/21.
We would like to see volunteering better integrated into the planning of services, better resourced and better recognised as an integral component of mainstream health and social care provision, post-pandemic. The project aims to co-produce, with stakeholders, a resource to support this.
As part of the project we are holding a series of themed focus groups which will enable us to deep dive into key aspects that have been highlighted in the responses to the survey and in the regional focus groups – one of which is volunteering in social care.
We want to invite a mixture of public, private and voluntary sector providers, with a geographical spread across Wales and across the breadth of social work functions.
The focus groups are taking in the week beginning 8th March.
We have a number of national providers to invite but are looking to invite providers that are based regionally.
If this is something you feel you could support or help with, please contact Dorothy Haines, Office Manager, Richard Newton consulting.