Cardiff 28th & 29th September at Principality Stadium Cardiff

The forum were invited to exhibit at the recent conference that was held in Cardiff Principality Stadium. The event was attended by members of the care workforce in Wales and those with an interest in social care – from frontline staff and students, to directors and senior managers of local authority social services, members of local and national government, and senior managers from the voluntary, independent, health, education and housing sectors.

Members were able to attend seminars on a variety of topics including:-

Maximising partnership and collaboration with the Third Sector – towards a Theory of Change

Supported employment as an alternative to Day Services and

Early intervention: multi-disciplinary response to parents struggling with children’s challenging behaviour at home.

Some of the highlights included an address by the Chief Social Care Officer for Wales who presented the key issues for the health and social care sector and how they can work collectively to lead and support change that makes a positive difference.

Forum members had the opportunity to visit the exhibition stands of organisation’s including Age Cymru, Welsh Government, Dewis Cymru and Carer’s UK amongst others, and chat about potential collaborative work with the forum in the future.

This was an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the work we have done so far along with discussing our future plans. Members were able to chat to delegates and exhibitors about potential collaborative work in the future and how service user and carers views and stories can help influence the work in their own organisation’s.

Members were invited to attend a number of events for World Mental Health Day and one of our members attended the West Glamorgan Emotional Wellbeing and Mental health summit in Swansea on 10th October at Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

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