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A key part of our policy and influencing work involves participating in government working groups, policy networks and initiatives.

This enables us to join up the threads of our key policy areas across Welsh Government priority programmes, and ensure that our members’ views are reflected at all levels and across all related issues.

For more information on Cymorth’s policy and influencing activities please contact Oliver Townsend.

  • Community Justice Cymru

    The Community Justice Cymru Network was established in 2000, with the aim of enabling those organisations who work in the Community Justice field to engage with each other, share information and good practice and disseminate and influence policy, represent third sector community justice concerns in relation to the Welsh Government's Third Sector Scheme, including the identification of issues and representatives for the twice yearly meetings with Assembly Ministers and representing the community justice sector on the Third Sector Partnership Council.

    Find out more here

  • Cross Party Group on Disability

    To address key pan-impairment disability equality issues, including implementation of the Social Model of Disability and the right to Independent Living.

    Find out more here

  • Cross Policy Housing Group

    To provide a forum for Assembly Members from different parties to meet in order to consider and discuss current themes in housing and homelessness and the connection these have with other policy areas such as regeneration, health and education. The group also aims to provide a meaningful dialogue between the Assembly and the national housing community.

    Find out more here

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Auriol Miller
    Cymorth Representative
    Meets at least annually
  • Domestic Abuse Modernisation Group

    The group will focus on recommendations from research and the Domestic Abuse Housing Related Support Services Modernisation Implementation Plan in order to influence policy and enable strategic partnerships. Links will be made with relevant forthcoming legislation and will work in conjunction with the VAWDA team in Welsh Government, Supporting People and Housing Departments.

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Oliver Townsend
  • EROSH

    The EROSH regional networks give members the opportunity to be more actively involved at a local level, and come together regularly to share good practice, working together to resolve issues and to hear guest speakers from the sector.

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Oliver Townsend
    Cymorth Representative
    Meets quarterly
  • FEANTSA

    The Europe-wide homelessness network

    Find out more here

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Auriol Miller
    Cymorth Representative
    Meets annually. There is an annual research conference and a networking/sharing best practice conference.
  • Health and Social Care Alliance of Alliances

    A network of representative bodies working together to maximise the effectiveness and impact of third sector voice.

    Find out more here

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Auriol Miller
    Cymorth Representative
    Monthly meetings and 6 monthly Ministerial meetings
  • Health of Homeless People Advisory Group

    As part of our Section 180 preventing homelessness grant we work with Public Health Wales to ensure  effective join up

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Oliver Townsend
    Cymorth Representative
    Meets quarterly
  • Homes 4 All Cymru

    Homes for All Cymru brings together key housing organisations in Wales and aims to maximise the contribution the housing sector makes to the health and well being of communities.

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Auriol Miller
    Cymorth Representative
    Meets twice yearly at a minimum
  • Housing Policy Officers Network

    An information sharing vehicle for Welsh housing-related policy and practice, fostering mutual support, promoting good practice, improving inter-agency communication and increasing member capacity.  The group will also identify opportunities for developing documents, research and policy updates for use by the wider Welsh Housing Community.

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Oliver Townsend
  • National Care Providers Forum

    To provide strategic leadership including facilitating and promoting to a range of national and local activities designed to improve commissioning and coordinate ongoing engagement between commissioners and care providers.

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Auriol Miller
    Cymorth Representative
    Meets quarterly
  • Rough Sleepers Cymru 

    A network of organisations that provide services to rough sleepers in Wales. RSC represents the interests of rough sleepers, shares best practice and campaigns on key issues. Find out more.

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Oliver Townsend
    Cymorth Representative
    Meets 3 times a year
  • Substance Misuse Network

    Acts as a forum to discuss substance misuse policy and, where appropriate, agree and present a common policy position to the Welsh Government and other relevant bodies. It also provides an opportunity for third sector organisations to exchange information and experience, and generally provides a supportive forum for organisations working in the substance misuse field. The network also acts as a link with other networks and associations at the Wales level.

  • Supporting People Data Outcomes Group (SPODG)

    The aim of the Data Working group is to provide advice to officials on taking forward the Outcome Framework

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Auriol Miller, Colin Greer (Gwalia), Sue Gershenson (Llamau), Emma Wood (Hafan Cymru)
  • Supporting People Governance Group

    The Governance Workgroup is a multi-agency group which reports to the Supporting People National Advisory Board.  The workgroup is advisory and has no decision making powers.  Its role is to provide strategic advice to the SPNAB on the vision, values, governance and impact of the SP programme. It also provides operational advice on issue such as reporting arrangements.

    Find out more here

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Auriol Miller, Frances Beecher, Charlie Arthur
    Cymorth Representative
    In 2015, meetings are monthly, to be reviewed
  • Supporting People National Advisory Board 

    The Supporting People National Advisory Board (SPNAB) provides advice to the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty. Its purpose is to ensure that the Supporting People Programme is focused on meeting the housing related needs of vulnerable people.

    Find out more here

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Auriol Miller, Ewan Hilton (as Chair of Strategic Finance Group)
    Cymorth Representative
    Meets quarterly
  • Supporting People Research & Evaluation working group

    A task and finish group that reports to the Strategic Finance Group and implements the Research and Evaluation framework, to establish the effectiveness of the Supporting People programme.

    Find out more here

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Chaired by Auriol Miller, other Cymorth representative is Megan Martin (Cardiff YMCA)
  • Supporting People Strategic Finance Group

    To provide strategic advice to the SPNAB on the development of funding models, incentives and policy mechanisms that support the objectives of the Welsh Government's legislative and policy programme particularly looking to support the longer term strategic  financing of the programme.  It also oversees the research and evaluation framework  to ensure that SPNAB and the Welsh Government have a good understanding of outcomes, impact and value for money of the Supporting People programme.

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Auriol Miller, Ewan Hilton
    Cymorth Representative
    Meets quarterly
  • UK Homelessness Network

    An informal network of representative bodies in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Auriol Miller
    Cymorth Representative
    Meets at least twice yearly
  • Welsh Government Homelessness Strategies Working Group

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Auriol Miller
    Cymorth Representative
    Meets quarterly
  • Welsh Government Prisoner Accommodation Resettlement Group

    Established to provide advice on the issues surrounding the change to priority need status for former prisoners as part of the homelessness legislation and to develop and/or facilitate effective arrangements to ensure that prisoners have equal access to support services and appropriate accommodation upon release from custody.

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Auriol Miller
    Cymorth Representative
    Meets quarterly
  • Welsh Government Renting Homes Stakeholder Group

    A stakeholder group set up to bring in the ideas and input of relevant organisations across the sector, ensuring that people are involved in the Renting Homes Bill, and that it works as it is intended and does not adversely affect stakeholders.

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Oliver Townsend
    Cymorth Representative
    Meets on an ad hoc basis
  • Welsh Government Rough Sleepers Working Group

    A working group set up by the Welsh Government to consider issues facing rough sleepers and to look at options available to stakeholders.

    Cymorth Representative
    Cymorth Rep
    Oliver Townsend
    Cymorth Representative
    Meets quarterly

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