Community Health Councils (CHCs) were set up originally by Act of Parliament in 1974 as independent "Watchdogs" to monitor and review services provided by the NHS.
The South Glamorgan members are recruited from the general public and appointments are made by the Welsh Assembly Government, the Local Authorities and also from established voluntary organisations. The members are unpaid and receive out-of-pocket expenses only and are supported by paid support staff.
Our members undertake regular planned and unannounced monitoring visits to hospitals, clinics and other health service premises and report to managers with their recommendations for improvements.
We make sure that service planners and managers are aware of the views of the people who use their services.
We are engaged on all plans for service changes to local health services and in turn feed in the views of patients and public so they can influence the decisions taken by the Health Boards in line with current engagement and consultation guidance.
We provide a free independent advocacy service should you wish to raise a concern in any part of the NHS. We can:
Let us know what sort of service the NHS is providing in our area. We need to know the views of local people. Just as importantly, you may be very pleased with a service and want to be sure that it will continue. Why not join our local committee as a public member by emailing SouthGlam.Chiefofficer@waleschc.org.uk
You can use the QR Codes from the the following media to tell us about your experiences:
South Glamorgan CHC,
Pro-Copy Business Centre (Rear)
Parc Tŷ Glas
Telephone: 02920 750112
ASC is a specialist advocacy provider currently delivering independent advocacy services in parts of South and Mid Wales.
We believe independent advocacy is important because it seeks to give a voice to people who can't make themselves heard. Advocacy helps to ensure that people are as involved as they can be in the things that affect them, and are able to communicate their needs and wishes to others who may have influence or power over their lives.
Links Business Park
Cardiff CF3 0LT
Telephone: 02920 540444
Fax: 029 2073 5620
E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advocacy Support Cymru is the new service provider for the Independent Mental Capacity (IMCA) service in the following areas:
The IMCA service is statutory and eligible people must have IMCA support at certain times; this will not change.