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Season’s Greetings – Cyfarchion y Tymor

Season’s Greetings and best wishes for the New Year from Staff, Volunteers & Trustees at Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS)

GVS’ offices will be closed from Friday 23 December until Tuesday 3 January 2023


Cyfarchion y Tymor a dymuniadau gorau ar gyfer y Flwyddyn Newydd gan Staff, Gwirfoddolwyr ac Ymddiriedolwyr Gwasanaethau Gwirfoddol Morgannwg (GVS)

Bydd swyddfeydd ‘GVS’ ar gau rhwng dydd Gwener 23 Rhagfyr a dydd Mawrth 3 Ionawr 2023  Read More


Vale of Glamorgan News

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 2022/23 Youth Led Grant fund. The fund is a grant for youth volunteering projects and activities that take place in the Vale of Glamorgan. The Panel will be awarding grants of up to £1500 over the next few months. Read More

Glamorgan Voluntary Services Big Volunteering Fayre 23rd January 2023

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) will be hosting the Big Volunteer Fayre for charities and community projects to showcase their projects and recruit volunteers. Read More

Well-being Plan Consultation

The Vale Public Services Board (PSB) is consulting on its second Well-being Plan which will be published in May 2023. The new Well-being Plan sets out three new Well-being Objectives and the priority areas that the PSB will be focusing on over the coming years. We want to know what you think of our new Plan which has been informed by the Well-being Assessment, A View of the Vale of Glamorgan – An Assessment of Current and Future Well-being published earlier this year and by engagement over the summer. Read More

Vale of Glamorgan Council Consultation – Annual Delivery Plan 2023-24

The Council is consulting on its draft Annual Delivery Plan for 2023-24. The draft Annual Delivery Plan sets out the actions we will undertake in 2023-24 as part of the delivery of the Council’s Corporate Plan for 2020 – 25. The Corporate Plan sets our priorities for a five year period whilst the draft Annual Delivery Plan details what we will take forward in 2023-24. The closing date for comments is the 8th January 2023. Read More

Voluntary Sector News

Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) – Stay Safe, Warm & Well booklet

This winter RVS are delivering advice on how to stay safe, warm and well during the winter months, and will be helping vulnerable people to prepare by giving advice, handy tips and emergency contacts in a useful printed/PDF booklet titled Stay Safe, Warm & Well. Read More

Health & Wellbeing news

Is working from home good for your health?

New research from Public Health Wales has identified that while the majority of people would like to continue working from home, nearly half surveyed also reported worsened wellbeing and feelings of loneliness. Read More

‘Time to Talk Public Health’ Panel launched

Public Health Wales are recruiting for a public engagement panel to give people in Wales the opportunity to have their say about matters that affect the health and well-being of themselves and their communities. Read More

iGAS infection remains rare, say public health experts

Public Health Wales is reminding parents that cases of invasive group A streptococcal infection (iGAS) remain rare in Wales, and that children have a very low risk of contracting the disease. Read More

Flu could reach high levels by Christmas. Now is the time to get your free flu vaccine.

Public Health Wales is reporting that the flu season in Wales has begun earlier than usual this year. It means that levels of flu in the community may peak around Christmas. Public health experts are urging those who are eligible for a free flu vaccine to take up the offer now, to help protect themselves and others from getting seriously ill with flu this Christmas. Read More

Welsh Government news

Minister opens Cardiff’s new state-of-the art ambulance station

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan, officially opened the Welsh Ambulance Service’s new station in Cardiff yesterday. The £8 million Welsh Government-funded facility in Pontprennau is the new home of both emergency and non-emergency crews, previously based at the Blackweir station. Read More

First ever summit will ensure young people with experience of care have their voices heard

The first ever summit for children and young people in care and care leavers in Wales will take place today (Saturday 3rd December). Read More

A million COVID autumn booster vaccines administered in Wales

Statistics published today show that over a million people in Wales have now received their COVID-19 booster vaccination this autumn. Read More

More gene testing to speed up cancer detection in Wales

Thousands more people in Wales will benefit from faster diagnosis of cancers and rare disease thanks to a new plan to increase the use of gene testing. Read More

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