The Engagement Framework sets out how we engage with people. There are a variety of ways for you to get involved, including; responding to consultation questionnaires, joining the People’s Panel and attending events.
Torfaen People’s Panel
The Torfaen People's Panel is a panel of people living in Torfaen who take the opportunity to have their say about public services and life in the Borough. To find out more and for details on how to join, visit the Torfaen People’s Panel area of the website.
Get Involved Consultations
Get Involved is a tool used by members of the public to view and respond to consultation questionnaires.
There are a number of forums in the Borough. These debate the issues that most closely concern their members and they all have links into the Local Service Board partner organisations as well as some national lobbying & campaigning groups and governments.
There are three 50plus forums – Blaenavon, Cwmbran and Pontypool. These Forums provide an opportunity to people aged over 50 to meet, discuss and debate all relevant issues. As a collective, the forums offer a platform to voice concerns to local and national government audience. To find out about your local forum group, visit www.ageconnectstorfaen.org
Torfaen Young Peoples’ Forum
Torfaen Young People’s Forum offers young people aged 11 – 25 the opportunity to participate in local, regional and national decision making. The forum meets on the second Wednesday of every month and is open to all young people living, studying or accessing services in Torfaen.
For more information on Torfaen Young People’s Forum contact Rhiannon Bennett on 01495 766105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Unpaid Carers are invited to join this forum to discuss and air their concerns about the support and services provided to them and the people they care for. Issues raised at the forum are fed back to services providers to improve the planning and delivery of service provision.
For more information on the Forum and how to join, please contact the Commissioning Unit on 01633 648357.
Your Voice (Gwent Police)
Your Voice is how we find out if there are any issues affecting your community. By talking to you, we aim to identify those issues that are important to you.
We won't be doing this alone - we will be working closely with our partners, such as Local Authorities.
The Patient’s panel provides members of the community with an opportunity to comment on current health service provision and become involved in the planning of health services. For more information on how to apply to become a member of the Patient’s panel, visit the Aneurin Bevan Health Board website.
Tenant forums exist within most Registered Social Landlord organisations and offer residents the opportunity to get involved and influence how decisions are made by their landlord.
Please contact your landlord directly to find out more information about your Tenant forum.