Empowering citizen voice to shape and improve services



The Our Voice Matters project aims to give citizens an opportunity to inform and influence changes to the Health and Social Care Services they access across the Cwm Taf Morgannwg region. As highlighted within the Social Services and Wellbeing Act (Wales), 2014, the project champions engagement and co-production activities and promotes citizens access to having Voice, Choice and Control in a way that improves individual livelihoods and communities.


The Our Voice Matters project works with citizens within the following 5 identified target group categories:

Our Voice Matters person 1

Children and
Young People

working to give all children and young people a voice and opportunity to take ownership of their futures by tackling the issues that they face today.

Our Voice Matters person 2


tackling loneliness and isolation for older people in our communities, especially those with complex needs such as Dementia.

Our Voice Matters person 3


empowering people with learning disabilities to speak up and be included in the decisions that impact their lives and the lives of others.

Our Voice Matters person 4


helping people overcome the barriers that stop people with mental health illnesses engaging and living purposeful lives.

Our Voice Matters person 5

and Carers

creating opportunities for parents and carers to be heard and make a positive difference to their own lives as well as the lives of those they care for.


As part of our #CTMLockdownVoices campaign we developed a co-produced arts project looking at what kindness means to citizens across Cwm Taf Morgannwg.

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June 13, 2023

Our Voice Matters Phase 2 Report: Co-production in a Crisis

As the world changed as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, the Our Voice Matters project had to find new and innovative ways to keep people connected and feeling valued…
Learning disabilities
May 30, 2023

Showing Resilience Through the Covid-19 Pandemic – Learning Disabilities

Through a collaboration of People First groups across South East Wales and the University of South Wales, the Showing Resilience Through the Covid-19 pandemic project was launched in June 2020.…
Learning disabilities
November 15, 2021

My Day My Way Project – Phase 2 – Employment Campaign

The My Day My Way project was launched in November 2020 following the concerns and requests of people with a learning disability across the Cwm Taf Morgannwg region about their…
Learning disabilitiesParents and carers
June 30, 2021

Accessible Communication Research

In January 2021, the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board commissioned Cwm Taf People First and the Our Voice Matters project to conduct a piece of research into the communication…