Wales Co-operative Centre is currently undertaking research for Social Care Wales relating to the role of the third sector and its contribution to care and support services.
The implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 has meant very significant changes in the way social services are planned, commissioned and delivered characterised by a stronger emphasis on:
- prevention and early intervention
- the promotion of well-being and how services can help people achieve what matters to them
- co-production – citizens and professionals sharing power and working together as equal partners, seeing people as assets, and ‘working with not to’
- multi agency working and collaboration
Reflecting these principles, the Act places a duty on local authorities to promote social enterprises, co-operatives, user-led services and the third sector to deliver care and support and preventative services for adults, children, young people, carers, their families and communities.
We would be grateful if you could review and complete this brief online survey by clicking here
The survey will take between 5-10 minutes to complete. The data captured in the survey will inform further work in supporting local authorities to promote social enterprises, co-operatives, user-led services and the third sector to deliver care and support and preventative services.