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Cardiff Council are seeking views on proposals that are currently being developed for the launch of a brand-new Section 16 Forum for Cardiff Adult Services. To access these proposals and the survey where you can submit responses, go here.

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Consultation on a New Cardiff Adult Services Section 16 Forum

We are keen to seek your views on proposals we are currently developing for the launch of a brand-new Section 16 Forum for Cardiff Adult Services. Cardiff Adult Services will use the Forum to provide support and encouragement to social enterprises, co-operatives, user led services and the third sector, so that they are able and willing to fulfill service delivery opportunities. It is intended that the Forum will facilitate dialogue about the challenges, risks and opportunities for the sector in Cardiff.

What is a Section 16 Forum?

The Code of Practice for Part 2 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act and the guidance for Part 9 have been redrafted to provide clearer and stronger requirements for implementing the Section 16 duty. This duty requires local authorities to promote social enterprises, co-operatives, user-led services and other third sector organisations for the provision of care and support and preventative services.

In Cardiff we have agreed that we will launch separate Section 16 Forums for Adult Services and Children’s Services in recognition of the different challenges and opportunities facing the two social care markets in the city.

The purpose of our Section 16 Forum is twofold with both aims being linked and mutually supportive:

  • Transforming care to achieve greater well-being and sustainability.
  • Rebalancing the care market to achieve greater diversity of service providers.

We expect that the work of the Forum will assist Adult Services to encourage service delivery that promotes

  • Well-being Outcomes
  • Coproduction / Voice and Control
  • Collaboration
  • Early Intervention / Prevention

Whilst also adding value in respect of

  • Social and Cultural Value
  • Economic Value
  • Environmental Value.

We Need Your Feedback

In order to ensure that our approach is inclusive and provides the best opportunity for Adult Services to engage in the most meaningful way with Section 16 service providers, work has commenced with internal officers and colleagues from the University Health Board (, C3SC (, the Integrated Health & Social Care Partnership Team (, supported by Cwmpas ( to consider what shape the Forum should take and the most appropriate way to ensure meaningful participation with service users and unpaid carers.

We would appreciate you completing the attached survey so that we can understand your preferred options regarding approach and engagement to inform our next steps.

We expect the survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous.

You can access the survey by following link below.

Please will you return your completed survey by no later than 24th November 2023.

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