What is the Community Voice Project?
The programme is all about producing services together – called ‘co production’, this means:
We will produce services together so that people and communities will benefit from:
Interlink RCT is supporting the following organisations deliver their Community Voice projects:
Spectacle Theatre and Community Voice
Neighbours /Cymdogion is a three Year project 2014-2016 exploring risky behaviour.
Our aim within Community Voice is to make a contribution to greater access to services and an improved experience for those delivering and using those services.
The eight Community Voice partners are working to identifying actions to address not only to the challenges they face but provide solutions to improve services for everyone in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
It is aimed that this model of co-production will be rolled out across other parts of Wales.
Community Voice – ‘Neighbours/Cymdogion’
‘Risky behaviour’ has many consequences particularly on health and well-being and impacts on all concerned whether they be the person(s) directly involved , family or community, friends , service providers, victims or bystanders. Risky behaviour impacts on all ages.
We are currently in the second year of our Community Voice ‘Neighbours’ project, raising awareness of and reducing the instances of ‘risky behaviour’ on the most vulnerable members of the community.
‘Risky behaviour’, associated with the following areas of concern has been identified as an area of need.
The project aims to work with those most at risk and vulnerable, including the following groups
The first year brought rise to the extent that some people (especially the young), are partaking in ‘risky behaviour’ and in cases to extreme levels. (Individuals are being hospitalised on a monthly basis). This isn’t exclusive to young people.
The Neighbours project is attempting to understand the reasons behind the behaviour and not only focussing on the method used to escape the reason, allowing individuals and Community’s voices to begin to be heard.
The project continues to empower vulnerable individuals and Communities so that they report improved delivery of services which meet their needs more effectively, and have an improved engagement and participation in their community.
The Young People’s group in Penrhys continue to achieve great things. They have received a GwirVol funding grant for the second year running.
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