Aim and Objectives

The overarching aim of the service is to improve joint working and collaboration across the health and wellbeing system. To achieve this we:

  • Address barriers for smaller and excluded providers to enable them to articulate needs and gaps – in particular this includes voluntary, community and social enterprise sector groups
  • Strengthen the dialogue and information flow between those who provide services and those who plan them
  • Share innovation and good practice

Our approach

In line with the values of The Care Forum, we seek to work in a way which is:


speaking up and being a trusted voice, particularly reflecting the views of those with least power or influence


grounding our work in the wider national and regional context


being alive and responsive to opportunities for positive change


being open about our work


delivering our work through partnership and co-production


promoting ways of working that do not exclude groups from taking part


How do you make sure organisations views and experiences are taken into account? Local organisations know a lot about the needs of the communities they work with, including what is…

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Networking, co-production, relationships

How do I meet other health and social care organisations and find out what they are doing?   We think being able to collaborate and share is the best way…

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How do I get the information I need about what is happening in health and social care? We pride ourselves in being up to the minute in local and national…

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Facilitation, research, innovation

What can The Care Forum do to help my organisation? We are always happy to talk about how you can use our skills. If you know of an issue that…

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Impact – Annual Report and Accounts

We are pleased to present our Annual Report for 2018 – Celebrating over 20 years of service delivery, development and Achievements. The Care Forum has remained true to its original…

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