Join our Co-production Forum
and Let’s Work Together!
‘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.
- Service users
- Community organisations
- Third sector
- Healthcare staff
We are looking for more people who would be interested in contributing and working with us!
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
- 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.