Networking in Nature Participation Cymru

Networking in nature

In the Participation Cymru team we love spending time outdoors and the opportunity of holding a network in the open air is an idea we’ve thrown around for a while. So, just after the early May Bank Holiday weekend we held our first ever practitioner network event that took place in nature with the help Read more about Networking in nature[…]

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How patients and members of the public are involved in appraising new medicines

I recently attended a meeting of the Patient and Public Interest Group (PAPIG), which is made up of patients, carers, patient advocates and third sector organisations. The group feeds their views via the All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Group (AWTTC), who provide professional, technical and administrative support to the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG). Read more about How patients and members of the public are involved in appraising new medicines[…]

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Participatory Research with Carers

This guest blog post was written by Rachel Waters from Newport Community Counselling Service. Newport Community Counselling Service (NCCS) is based at The University of South Wales. The service offers free counselling to local people at venues across Newport and Caerleon. NCCS also carries out research into counselling and in this blog I will focus Read more about Participatory Research with Carers[…]

Accessible information and technology and networks update

Should we endeavour to achieve optimum results or should we simply try our best? We’ve just held the Regional Network Events and the theme this time round was ‘Accessible information and technology’. We started each session with an ice-breaker exercise to introduce the theme, half of the participants were given a ‘jargon card’ and the Read more about Accessible information and technology and networks update[…]

Why participation is brilliant

This blog post is my last piece of work for Participation Cymru, and I just want to say a big thank you to everyone I’ve worked with over the last three years.  My colleagues at Participation Cymru are incredibly committed individuals. It’s been inspiring watching my fellow staff work their socks off, which as a Read more about Why participation is brilliant[…]

Wayne Jepson reflects on our work and being a member of our Advisory Panel

This is the final video in a series of three that we conducted with Participation Cymru Advisory Panel members, following previous interviews with both Derek Walker of the Wales Co-operative Centre and Margaret Peters of the Countryside Council for Wales (which is now part of Natural Resources Wales). We filmed these as part of our Read more about Wayne Jepson reflects on our work and being a member of our Advisory Panel[…]

How children and young people are feeding in to the Citizen’s Panel for Social Services in Wales

The second round of meetings of the Citizen Panel for Social Services in Wales have now taken place. There are adult panels in the North, South East and South West Wales, and we’re also working with children and young people around Wales who are affected by the way that social services are delivered. The views Read more about How children and young people are feeding in to the Citizen’s Panel for Social Services in Wales[…]

Information sharing and feedback – our February / March Participation Networks

Our Participation Networks, which take place in North, South East and South West Wales, are practical sessions that take place to help public service organisations to examine different issues; use different methods to engage; to share good practice; and to network. This quarter’s networks have looked at information sharing and feedback. These themes are often Read more about Information sharing and feedback – our February / March Participation Networks[…]

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