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Book GVS’ AGM online to hear our achievements, listen to high profile speakers and support us!

This year’s GVS Annual General Meeting will be held online on Wednesday 3rd November from 10am – 12 noon. Our confirmed speakers include Jane Hutt MS, Minister for Social Justice and Debra Allcock Tyler, author and Chief Executive of the Directory of Social Change. Read More

Memory Cafe restart

The Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern Memory Cafe restarts on 8th October. Read More

The Time, Grow, Gain Project

GVS is pleased to announce it has partnered with the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Benthyg Cymru on its new Time, Grow, Gain Project that rewards volunteers for the time they give up. Read More

Sign up to GVS’ free funding newsletter

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) has compiled a new e-mailing list that will focus on providing more in-depth information regarding potential funding opportunities for the Third Sector in the Vale of Glamorgan. Read More

Vale People First Active Communities October Newsletter

Vale People First Active Communities Newsletter for October is now available Read More

Voluntary Sector News

Children’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Workshops October 2021

You are invited to attend this workshop as a key stakeholder in informing how we collectively meet the emotional health and wellbeing needs of our region’s children and young people Read More

Population Needs Assessment Survey

We want to know your thoughts on care and support services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Deadline for completion is 17th October 2021 Read More

Barry Hospital Newsletter – September 2021

View the latest Newsletter from Barry Hospital. Read More

Research into the experiences of older men at risk of, or experiencing, domestic abuse

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is commissioning research to examine older men’s experiences of domestic abuse and the barriers that may prevent them from seeking help and support within Wales. Read More

Facemasks available for community and charitable organisations

BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY have received a shipment of facemasks into Cardiff (2 pallets full) for community and charitable organisations operating in South Wales. Read More

Sylw, Wales Council of the Blind’s bulletin

Sylw, Wales Council of the Blind’s bulletin is now available. Read More

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board News

Newly Refurbished Rainbow Ward Opens at Children’s Hospital for Wales

Thanks to £1.4 million in funding from children’s cancer charity, LATCH, Rainbow Ward at the Children’s Hospital for Wales has recently undergone a major refurbishment. Read More

Cardiff research participants play vital role in showing safety of simultaneous COVID-19 and flu vaccines

Research undertaken in the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Bayside Mass Vaccination Centre has found that it is safe for people to receive a flu vaccine at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine. Read More

Restrictions on visiting at UHL

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has taken the decision to restrict visiting at our University Hospital Llandough site due to an increase in positive cases on three wards. Read More

Health & Wellbeing

Public Health Wales urges eligible people in Wales to have their flu and COVID-19 booster vaccinations

Public Health Wales is urging all eligible people in Wales to have their free NHS flu and COVID-19 booster vaccines when the NHS in Wales begins its biggest ever national winter vaccinations programme. Read More

Raising profile of nursing and midwifery is key for global health improvement

A new report published by Public Health Wales today, identifies that recognising and championing nursing on a global scale is essential to improving health for all.  Read More

Wales faces unprecedented ‘triple challenge’ to health and wellbeing

A new report published by Public Health Wales today is the first of its kind to study the cumulative impacts of Brexit, coronavirus and climate change together and their combined influences on health, wellbeing and inequalities in Wales. Read More

Director of Public Health’s 2020 Annual Report tackles inequities and outlines a positive vision for recovery from COVID-19 in Cardiff and the Vale

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s Executive Director of Public Health has published her 2020 Annual Report for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, ‘Let’s leave no-one behind in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan’, which highlights the varied impact the pandemic has had on our population and sets out a vision for working through recovery in partnership. Read More

Welsh Government News 

 

Invitation to take part in our research on technology and social connections among older adults

 

The Welsh Government has commissioned researchers at the University of Bath and the Wales Centre for Public Policy to investigate if and how technology is being used during the COVID-19 pandemic in Wales to build social connections and tackle loneliness and social isolation among older adults. The survey will be running until 31st October 2021. Read More

 

A billion items of PPE issued to keep NHS and social care staff safe

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has confirmed more than a billion items of free personal protective equipment (PPE) have been issued to the NHS and social care sector across Wales since the start of the pandemic. Read More

 

New NHS Wales Chief Executive and Director General for Health and Social Services appointed

The new Chief Executive of the NHS in Wales and Director General for Health and Social Services will be Judith Paget, it has been announced. Read More

 

“I want Wales to be a nation that celebrates age” vows Deputy Minister for Social Services

The central role older people play in communities will be recognised as Wales becomes age friendly, Julie Morgan, the Deputy Minister for Social Services has announced. Read More

 

Vacancies

 

Job Vacancy – Healthy and Active Fund (HAF): Project Coordinator with Sporting Memories Network

 

Closing date: 12 October 2021 Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full-time role) Salary: £25,230 pa  Read More

 

Vacancies at Shelter Cymru

Vacancies for: Administrative Assistant (x2) – deadline 13th October 2021, Fundraising Officer – deadline 14th October  Read More

 

Vacancies at Marie Curie

Vacancies at Marie Curie for Head of Quality & Clinical Practice and Allied Health Services and Family Support Manager. Closing date for both vacancies is 18th October 2021 Read More

 

Vacancies at Shelter Cymru

 

Vacancies for Telephone and Online Advice Services Manager, Team Leader (Cardiff, Vale and Valleys), Housing Law Caseworkers – vacancies across North and South Wales, Lived Experience Co-ordinator. Closing date for all vacancies is 19th October 2021 Read More

 

Vacancy at Atal y Fro

Vacancy for Chief Executive Officer at Atal y Fro. Closing date for applications is 29th October 2021 Read More

 

Funding

 

Do you need funding for a youth volunteering project or activity?

 

The Youth Led Grants Panel are delighted to announce that applications are now open for 2021/22 youth led grant fund. Read More

 

Training and Events

 

Maybe I Don’t Belong Here: An audience with David Harewood

In this special event on 20th October 2021 co-produced with members of the RCN’s Mental Health Forum Ethnic Minority Sub-group, actor David Harewood talks to us about his new book Maybe I don’t belong here: A Memoir of Race, Identity, Breakdown and Recovery (Pan Macmillan, 2021). Read More

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