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‘Working Together - Supporting People to Live Well with Long-Term Conditions in Cardiff and the Vale'

Our forum meets fortnightly online, providing an opportunity to work together to co-produce different ways to support people with long-term conditions in Cardiff and the Vale. The forum is open to anyone passionate about improving health and wellbeing for people in Cardiff and the Vale.

We welcome…

  • Service users
  • Community organisations
  • Third sector
  • Healthcare staff

We are looking for more people who would be interested in contributing and working with us!

If you would like to join in and contribute to future sessions of the Co-Production Forum, please click the button below to complete the form and we will get you linked into the team

Essentially, it’s a way for us to work together, using our individual experience to find ways to better support people with long-term conditions.

Co-production creates equity for those contributing and benefiting from a project, service or resource. It leads to shared ownership and investment by our community. All our decisions are co-produced (meaning we decide together!) including project plans, goals, tools, and new initiatives…

The sessions are held virtually, every two weeks. The meetings are currently from 10am-12:30pm on Thursdays. You do not need to come to all of them – we are happy for you to come along when you can!

As this is co-production, we all have equity in terms of our contribution. In a practical sense, this means you are welcome to contribute as much as you would like – any impact we make is a collective effort!

Everything and anything to do with supporting people with long-term conditions in Cardiff and the Vale! The forum is striving to work together as a community to develop support and services, getting to what really matters for the population of Cardiff and Vale.

The forum has already produced a huge volume of ideas which have been progressed in different ways. Sometimes there will be a full group discussion on one topic, sometimes we will break into interest groups, sometimes people will meet outside of the group if there is a particular topic or area which needs more work and discussion.

Some examples include –

  • The importance of digital
  • How to develop support networks
  • Inclusion
  • Equality in access
  • How to improve the waiting areas in hospitals

Co-production means we are all equal partners in making an impact. We are not limited by simply giving feedback and waiting for results – what we are trying to do is have shared ownership of actions outside of the meeting, looking at what we can do as a group to make an impact.

We want to break down the barriers between individuals and service providers, to accurately meet the long term needs of the population. As a group, we are open and willing to try different ways of supporting people with long term conditions, by working as a community and making decisions collectively. 

Click here to join the forum!

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