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 working well and what could be better. We believe it is important for this local knowledge to influence the design and delivery of health and social care services. We support staff from organisations, large and small, to represent the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector on a variety of local committees and boards. Representatives champion the voice of local organisations and share relevant information from the meetings they attend to help keep everyone up to date.

The community group’s story The voluntary and community sector story The representative’s story


There have been changes afoot at The Care Forum in the structure of the Voluntary Sector Services team. The team is now structured as follows:

Contact details:

Team Manager – Ronnie Wright, 0117 958 9333,

Engagement Officer, West of England – James Picardo, 0117 958 9518,

VSS Development Officer, Community Navigator Project – Louise Spencer, 0117 958 9317,

Bristol Ageing Better Project Officer, Greater Fishponds – Claire Littlejohn, 0117 958 9325,

We look forward to continuing to support voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations to work together with each other and other sectors to improve health and social care across the West of England.