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Healthy city community voice

The Community Voice Project aims to enable citizens to have their voices heard, giving them the opportunity to influence the shape and delivery of services which affect them.

The project also helps to build the capacity of citizens to engage in planning and running services and projects that respond to their communities' needs. 

The Community Voice Project is funded by the BIG Lottery and managed by SCVS with activities being developed and delivered by the projects within the portfolio. 

For more information contact Lauren Howlett be email or phone 01792 544036. 

There are a number of partner organisations involved in the Healthy City initiative. You can find out whether they are currently running consultations by checking their websites.

BME Voice

BME Voice is delivered in partnership by Swansea Bay Racial Equality Council (SBREC), Ethnic Youth Support Team (EYST) and the African Community Centre. The project aims to create a number of user forums within BME Communities and will link these to existing health and social care fora in key areas namely: mental health, substance misuse, social care, children and young people, 50+ and refugee and asylum seekers.

Contacts: Phatsi Mabophiwa, Twahida Akbar, Shehla Khan and Cristina Ciufentes.

Contact SBREC by email at or or telephone: 01792 457035.

Contact EYST by email at or telephone 01792 466980.

Contact ACC by email at or telephone 01792 470298.

Community Champions Project

The Community Champions Project is delivered by Swansea People First. The project aims to recruit and train people with learning disabilities as 'community champions' involving and inspiring others to express their views and effect change in service provision in a creative and accessible way.

Contact Laurie Morgans by email at or telephone 01792 466866.

Community Green Spaces

The Community Green Spaces project is delivered by Swansea Environmental Forum. The project enables citizens to have a greater influence on the planning and provision or urban green space areas by building their skills and the confidence needed when working with service providers.

Contact Lea Reed by email at or telephone: 07790770839.

Dyma Ni: Carers Transition Project

This project enables parent carers of young adults aged 14-25 with a disability to influence how services are delivered. The project also aims to develop a carer led training package for professionals.

Contact Angela Maguire by email at or telephone 01792 653344.

Patient and Carer Participation Groups

The Patient and Carer Participation Groups are delivered by SCVS. These groups have been established across the five Community Network areas to enable citizens to be more involved and have their say in the design and delivery of  health services ensuring they are responsive to local need.

Contact Adele Ottilie Jonesby email at or telephone 01792 544028.

Planning Together

The Planning Together project is delivered by SAIL (Swansea Association Independent Living). The project enables disabled people to be trained in the skills necessary to engage with service providers and make a meaningful contribution to the way services are delivered.

Contact Andrew Hubbard by email or telephone 01792 511343.

Your Opinion Matters

Your Opinion Matters is delivered by Swansea Women's Aid. The project enables women, young people and children who have experienced domestic abuse to feedback to statutory service providers in order that they may tailor their services to best meet their needs.

Contact Kay Lemon by email at or telephone 01792 644683.

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