Assembly Member calls on people to have their say on the voluntary Sector

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has called on his constituents in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend to have their say on the future of the voluntary Sector in Wales.

A consultation is underway, wanting to refresh how the Welsh Government works with voluntary bodies in Wales. The consultation closes next Thursday, 8th August.

Mr Black who is also his party's spokesperson on regeneration and local government, said:

"Voluntary bodies and those who give their time to them provide an invaluable service to communities across Wales, often supporting vulnerable people and delivering important services.

"It is essential that the Welsh Government's relationship with these bodies is strengthened and that Ministers do what they can to support them and ensure they are able to continue with their good work.

The consultation considers the relationship between the voluntary sector and the Welsh Government, what happens locally and how ministers engage with these bodies.

"It will also be looking at the Code of Practice for Funding the voluntary sector and will inform thinking on the support provided to organisations such as the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, County Voluntary Councils such as SCVS, NPTCVS and BAVO and Volunteer Centres.

"Anybody who works with voluntary bodies or benefits from their work should respond to this consultation so as to ensure that this good work continues."

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