Effective consultation is a key part of the policy-making process.
Responses to consultations help shape policy developments and set the agenda for public services.
Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Service responds to a wide variety of consultations as an organisation and on behalf of the sector.
We encourage voluntary sector organisations to feed us their views on current consultations via email@example.com
Effective Partnership Working in Bridgend
The Welsh Government has issued a consultation on a proposal that healthcare services for people in Bridgend should be provided by Cwm Taf UHB instead of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB; moving the health board boundary accordingly.
The consultation will be open for 12 weeks and will close on 7 March 2018. To respond to the consultation please follow the link below to the Welsh Government website: https://consultations.gov.wales/consultations/proposed-health-board-boundary-change-bridgend
Major Trauma Consultation
Review of the Community and Town Council Sector
An Independent Review Panel has been set up to consider the future role of Community and Town Councils.
The review will:
- explore the potential role of local government below Local Authority councils, drawing on best practice
- define the most appropriate model(s)/structure(s) to deliver this role
- consider how these models and structures should be applied across Wales. This will include consideration of any situations in which they would not be necessary or appropriate.
The review will take around a year. The Panel will be hosting other opportunities to engage and the website will be updated once confirmed.
More information here.
WCVA Weekly Consultation Bulletin…
A new Bulletin appears every Friday. The Consultation Bulletin is also emailed to subscribers every Friday. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please email Catrin Roberts, WCVA Events Administrator, on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Neath Port Talbot CVS Consultation Responses…
Neath Port Talbot CVS have responded to a number of consultations both local and national. These are available to download below:
Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – Consultation on the Regulations and code of practice in relation to Part 4 (Direct Payments and Choice of Accommodation) and Part 5 (Charging and Financial Assessment) of the Act
Responses from the Third Sector in Neath Port Talbot & Western Bay…
Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – Consultation on the regulations and code of practice in relation to Part 4 (Direct Payments and Choice of Accommodation) and Part 5 (Charging and Financial Assessment) of the Act
Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – Consultation on the Regulations and statutory guidance in relation to Part 10 (Complaints, Representations and Advocacy Services) of the Act
A Skills Needs Analysis for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon and Allied Sectors…
The Regional Learning and Skills partnership is currently working in collaboration with Tidal Lagoon Power and it’s supply chain to develop a research report outlining the skills needs for the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project and allied sectors.
The Energy and Advanced Materials & Manufacturing sectors have been identified as being of significant importance to the region of South West and Mid Wales due to their substantial business presence, economic output and employment capabilities.
The emergence of a number of proposed high value key infrastructure projects such as the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon (SBTL), HS2, Hinkley Point C, Wylfa Newydd and the Swansea Bay City Region’s City Deal bid pose both opportunity and challenge for the sectors. The report seeks to create a clear understanding of the challenges, skills needs and barriers to growth that these sectors face with the opportunities available in the region.
The RLSP Team visited the Tidal lagoon Power Head Quarters in Gloucester to give an indication of the key findings and recommendations from the report, which were positively received. The report will be available here shortly.
EU Consultation Responses…
Europe 2020 in a nutshell
Europe 2020 is the European Union’s ten-year jobs and growth strategy. It was launched in 2010 to create the conditions for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Five headline targets have been agreed for the EU to achieve by the end of 2020. These cover employment; research and development; climate/energy; education; social inclusion and poverty reduction.
Progress towards the Europe 2020 targets is encouraged and monitored throughout the European Semester, the EU’s yearly cycle of economic and budgetary coordination.
In March 2014, the Commission published a Communication taking stock of the Europe 2020 strategy , including an overview of progress on the 2020 targets.
The Commission held a public consultation on the strategy between May and October 2014, and published the results in a communication [178 KB] in March 2015. This consultation results will be taken into account when reflecting on how the Europe 2020 strategy should be taken forward. Proposals to review the strategy will be presented before the end of 2015.
Welsh Government Responses…
Responses to the #TalkChildcare campaign
The Welsh Government launched a campaign, #TalkChildcare, in August 2016 to talk to parents and providers about the new childcare offer for Wales. The campaign aimed to understand the barriers facing parents when accessing childcare.
The Welsh Government has now published some of the key messages they have received from the campaign.
Some of the issues raised include:
- Cost of childcare
- Issues around Early Education
- Flexibility and accessibility of childcare
- Continuous care
- Support for childcare providers
You can find out more from the Welsh Government website.