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Vale of Glamorgan Volunteers Survey – win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers!

Have you volunteered for an organisation or COVID-19 Support Group during the COVID-19 crisis? If so, your feedback would be valued and by completing our small eight question survey you will be entered into our prize draw to win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers. This survey is open to people who have volunteered during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Vale of Glamorgan. Read more

Join GVS for our update event for Members, Partners and Stakeholders

Tuesday 9th March 2021 from 11am – 12 noon on Zoom This is an opportunity for you to learn more about what GVS has been doing during the COVID-19 crisis and how we plan to deliver our services during the coming months. You will also be able to hear about our plans for our new premises in Llantwit Major (the former Western Vale Integrated Children’s Centre). Read more

Have you been involved with a group that was set up during COVID-19?

Would you be interested in supporting your community in the longer term? If the answer is yes, one option would be to set up a constituted group. Read more

Meet the Funder – Children in Need

Meet the Funder – Children in Need. Find out more about the funding opportunities available to the sector, including what the current funding priorities are. Read more

General news

Bro Radio Community Awards: Back for 2021

The Bro Radio Community Awards will return in 2021 for a third year, celebrating those in the Vale who went the extra mile for their community in the tough year that was 2020. Nominations are open for the 2021 awards now until the 31st of March. Read more

Council to invest £4.5 million in provision for its most vulnerable learners

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet has approved plans for a new £4.5 million building that will accommodate some of the County’s most vulnerable learners. Read more

Are you an Armed Forces Veteran?

It’s always good to have someone in your corner, especially where your physical and mental health are concerned. The South Glamorgan Community Health Council can amplify your voice to the NHS. Read more

Survey of Digital Needs in the Vale of Glamorgan

As part of the research we are keen to get a wide representation of people living in the borough to complete a short online questionnaire about their digital skills and needs. There are no more than 14 questions and the completion of the survey normally takes 3 minutes. The closing day is the 19th of March. Read more

Funding


Meet the Funder – Children in Need

Meet the Funder – Children in Need. Find out more about the funding opportunities available to the sector, including what the current funding priorities are. Read more

Health

Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale Consultation

Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale and are conducting a consultation to find out how we can meet older people’s needs in this ever changing world. The information will help us identify where best to concentrate our work and enable us to apply for funding to meet those needs. Read more

Changes to smoking guidelines at all hospitals in Cardiff & Vale

All hospital grounds in Cardiff and Vale Health Board Area to go Smoke-Free from 1st March People living across Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board area are being reminded that today marks just two weeks until hospital grounds become smoke-free. Read more

Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale – Vale of Glamorgan Shopping Service

Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale has capacity for new referrals to the shopping service. Read more

Keeping Well During Covid and Beyond- FREE NHS Sessions

What is self management? Health is everybody’s concern, but as individuals living with a long-term health condition 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it is up to us to take steps to improve our own health Read more

Week 44: ‘How Are We Doing in Wales’ public engagement survey results

The results of the latest ‘How Are We Doing in Wales’ public engagement survey have been released by Public Health Wales. Read more

Vale of Glamorgan Council Information for Carers

Are you a carer? Our Community Support Team has gathered information about organisations and services, community support, Read more

Meet the ‘Staff Behind the Mask’- Sharon Beatty

We’re introducing you to ‘Staff Behind The Mask’, a series which promotes the work of our Health Board employees who are going above and beyond to help with our mass vaccination programme. Read more

South Glamorgan Community Health Council Third Sector Briefing

The South Glamorgan Community Health Council Third Sector Briefing is now available Read more

Covid-19: World’s first human trials given green light in UK

Healthy, young volunteers will be infected with coronavirus to test vaccines and treatments in the world’s first Covid-19 “human challenge” study, which will take place in the UK. Read more

Public Health Wales report analyses inequalities in COVID-19 vaccination uptake in Wales

Public Health Wales has produced a report analysing inequalities in coverage of COVID-19 vaccination by sex, socioeconomic deprivation and ethnic group. Read more

Outdoor Activities Consultation

Following a successful project to improve the employability prospects of over 500 disadvantaged young people, through learning outdoors and at sea, the Challenge Wales charity is now looking to build on this and develop a new project on its sail training vessels; Challenge Wales | Wales’ Tall Ship and Adventure Wales aswell as ashore. Read more

Update: South African variant cases in Wales

Public Health Wales is today confirming four additional cases of the South African variant of Coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number to 17. Read more

South Glamorgan Community Health Council Third Sector bulletin

The South Glamorgan Community Health Council Third Sector bulletin is now available. Read more

#HelpUsHelpYou – Clare Landells

As part of our #Helpushelpyou campaign, we will be highlighting a series of staff case studies to highlight how our employees are going above and beyond to ensure patient safety and care during this difficult time, and how we can all help to keep each other safe. Read more

The Future of Vascular Services in South East Wales

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board alongside Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Powys Teaching Health Board is pleased to officially launch a new public engagement for the proposed establishment of a Vascular Services Network for South East Wales. Read more

Free “No Cold Calling” stickers for vulnerable people

Statistics show that older people and people with a disability are a target of conmen and fraudulent traders. Read more

Covid: Learning disability vaccine change ‘best news ever’

A change to prioritise people on the GP learning disability register for a Covid vaccine is “the best news ever”, the mother of a 35-year-old man who needs round-the-clock care says. Read more

New Report Confirms People with Learning Disabilities at Increased Risk of Death from CORONAVIRUS

A new report published today (25.2.21) by Improvement Cymru, part of Public Health Wales, suggests that people in Wales with learning disabilities, are more likely to die from Coronavirus than the rest of the population. Read more

A round up of GP practice vaccination activity – 25.02.21

Each week, we focus on the work that GP practices across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are achieving as part of our Covid-19 mass vaccination programme with a round-up update. Read more

Vaccine rollout Group 6: Guidance links – unpaid carers/people with a learning disability

New guidance was published yesterday with regards to unpaid carers and people with a learning disability. Read more

Social Care Wales: Understanding the role and impact of the third sector: – final survey

The implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 has meant very significant changes in the way social services are planned, commissioned and delivered Read more

Vacancies

BBC Children in Need Committee Recruitment

BBC Children in Need is looking for a new Chair and new committee members for our Wales Advisory Committee. We would welcome applications from those who share our commitment to support children and young people across Wales to be safe, happy, secure, and provided with the opportunities they need to reach their potential. Read more

Vacancy at Headway Cardiff & South East Wales

Vacancy for a Temporary Support Worker – closing date: 9.00am, Monday 8th March 2021 Read more

Seeking Mental Health Peer Researcher- Short Term (2 month ) Contract

Deadline for applications: Friday 12th March 11am Interviews: Monday 15th March (afternoon) Read more

Training

NSPCC training for the DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING PERSON in WALES

This advanced safeguarding course runs on the 23 & 24 March (on Zoom) and is aimed at DSP’s working in Wales across all sectors including education and the voluntary sector. Read more

Free sight loss awareness raising sessions

Sight Cymru are running free raising awareness sessions for those who want to make their organisation accessible to people with sight loss. Read more

Improve your skills through GVS’ support – Free and low cost training!

Being a Trustee – The Essentials; How to organise and run a virtual AGM (Annual General Meeting); Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers; An Introduction to Data Protection (including GDPR); Zoom Essentials; An Introduction to Social Media; How to Organise and Run an Effective Virtual Board Meeting; How to use Twitter workshop Read more

Free session – Being a Trustee

Monday 22 March 22, 10am – 11.30am Being a trustee can be a daunting prospect, particularly if a person has no previous experience. This training session will provide an informal overview of the role and responsibility of being a trustee. Read more

Free GVS Briefing Session – How To Organise a Virtual AGM

Tuesday 23rd March – 6pm to 7pm on Zoom OR Wednesday 14th April 2021, 2pm – 3pm on Zoom Most voluntary and community organisations hold an AGM. However, since COVID-19 we have had to think differently about how we organise and run our meetings. Read more

Free session – Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers

Tuesday 13th April, 11am – 1pm on Zoom An ideal training course if you are new to managing volunteers or would like a refresher. Read more

Free GVS Workshop – An Introduction to Data Protection (including GDPR)

Tuesday 13th April 2021, 6pm to 7pm on Zoom Read more

Free event – How To Organise & Run An Effective Virtual Board Meeting

Wednesday 28th April 2021, 2pm – 3pm on Zoom In these changing times, voluntary and community groups, as well has having to deal with COVID-19, are adapting to new ways of working. Virtual Meetings are likely to be with us for some time. Read more

Zoom Essentials Training – Organisation group session

You chose the date! Up to 15 people can attend this GVS session – cost only £200 (under £14 per person based on 15 people attending) with Social Media and Zoom expert Jonathan Pollinger Read more

Zoom Essentials Training – Introduction to Zoom

Are you using Zoom but would like to increase your confidence and become more competent? This two and a half hour online course is ideal for delegates, presenters and meeting organisers who want to learn how to make the best use of Zoom’s many features. Read more

Learn new or refresh existing skills with an introduction to social media

Embarking on social media on behalf of an organisation, without being fully equipped, could be both daunting and detrimental to your organisation’s image. Choosing the best social media platform and adopting both good practice and tone is essential. This 2 hour session is useful for people who are thinking about using social media as a marketing tool to reach out and engage more people in your service(s). Read more

How to use Twitter – a workshop for beginners

This workshop will give you an invaluable step by step beginner level introduction to the key features of using Twitter. The session will equip you with the skills and knowledge to confidently use Twitter for your group or organisation. Read more


Events

Join GVS for our update event for Members, Partners and Stakeholders

Tuesday 9th March 2021 from 11am – 12 noon on Zoom This is an opportunity for you to learn more about what GVS has been doing during the COVID-19 crisis and how we plan to deliver our services during the coming months. You will also be able to hear about our plans for our new premises in Llantwit Major (the former Western Vale Integrated Children’s Centre). Read more

Eden Project Virtual Community Camp March 2021

Eden Project Communities are hosting a FREE Virtual Community Camp – an immersive learning experience offering a mix of practical activities, workshop sessions and networking opportunities for people from across the UK. Read more

Social Care Wales’s 2021 Residential Children’s Care Conference

We are delighted to invite you to Social Care Wales’s 2021 Residential Children’s Care Conference. This is a free, online event held on Thursday 18th March 9:30am-12:30pm. Read more

Join Carers Wales for their webinar on 18th March

Carers Wales would like to invite you to our forthcoming webinar on 18th March, from 10.30-11.30am. We will be giving an overview of Carers Wales’ work in supporting working carers, unpaid carers who are balancing a caring role with paid work. Read more

 

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