Advocacy – The Golden Thread

Co-producing the next steps for Advocacy in Gwent

There are still places available at these open workshops to be held in March – they are open to anyone interested in co-producing advocacy services across Gwent


North Gwent: General Office, Ebbw Vale – 13 March 2018

South Gwent: Rodney Parade, Newport – 15 March 2018

Both events will start with brunch at 9.30am and end by 1pm. There is no cost for attendance.

Purpose of the events

To bring together citizens, service recipients, carers, service providers, social services and health commissioners, and anyone with an interest in co-producing an integrated approach to commissioning advocacy services across the Gwent local authorities and Aneurin Bevan Health Board.

The Golden Thread Advocacy Programme (GTAP) is funded by Welsh Government and led by Age Cymru to support implementation of the Part 10 Code of Practice under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act. This places a new requirement on local authorities and health boards to arrange provision of Independent Professional Advocacy for people in certain circumstances. In Gwent GTAP is supporting development of a new regional strategy for all forms of advocacy.

These workshops are designed to help identify the key issues for the strategy to address, and to consider how advocacy can be co-produced by citizens, providers and commissioners.

Organisers / facilitators

Golden Thread Advocacy Programme, Co-production Network for Wales, GAVO, TVA, Greater Gwent Health Social Care & Well-being Partnership

To book a place using Eventbrite please go to:

General Office, Ebbw Vale – 13 March 2018:

Rodney Parade, Newport – 15 March 2018:

For further information or special requirements please contact either:

Susanne Maddax, Health, Social Care & Well-being Coordinator, GAVO:   01633 247667 (direct line)  main office 01633 241550     or

Paul Swann, Programme Development Officer for Commissioning, Golden Thread Advocacy Programme:   07932 989659

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