On 1 April 2023, a new citizen voice body for health and social care called Llais was introduced — replacing the existing Community Health Councils in Wales.
Llais has been introduced to strengthen the power and influence of people’s voices in shaping health and social care services across Wales.
Volunteers will be active in local communities across Wales, listening to people’s views and using what they hear to help make health and social care better for everyone. Llais will also be there to support people make complaints through a confidential complaints advocacy service.
What We Do
Llais operates across 7 regions — Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, Cwm Taf Morgannwg, Gwent, West Wales, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea, North Wales and Powys.
Our volunteers undertake regular planned and unannounced monitoring visits to hospitals, clinics and other health service and social care premises and report to managers with feedback and recommendations for improvements.
We make sure 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 and social care services and in turn feed in the views of patients and public so they can influence the decisions taken by the Health Boards and Local Authorities 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 or social care system. We can:
If you feel that you need to complain about any aspect of the Health Service, we can help you by:
How You Can Help Us
Let us know what sort of service the NHS and Local Authorities are 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.
For further information or to get involved, visit www.llaiswales.org.
Llais (Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Region)
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Telephone: 02920 750112
We welcome phone calls in Welsh and in English.
General correspondence: email@example.com
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