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GVS e-bulletin Service – Voluntary Sector News (01/09/21)

GVS News

 

HELP GVS DECIDE – How would you prefer to attend GVS’ AGM, virtually or in-person?

The one question survey is intended for GVS member organisations and key partners looking to attend this year’s AGM. Read More

Thinking about Volunteering?

Have you ever thought about volunteering?  What you can do, who you can help, how you can get involved? Read More

 

General news

Could you help our Charity by storing our Wheelchair Accessible Power Boat?

We no longer have any Winter storage for our boat and the space would need to be approximately 20ft by 10ft and in the Vale, close to Barry.  Read More

Open Day success for South Wales Bowls and Recreation Centre

The Centre welcomed an exceptionally high number of new visitors of all ages to the arena, ranging from experienced outdoor bowlers to new converts to the sport, all looking for an indoor past-time which would give them an interest and improve their physical and mental well-being. Read More

Access brand new life essentials for free

Giving World are here to help charities get the goods they need to the people that need them. We redirect business end-of-line, surplus and discontinued stock to the most deprived communities in the UK. Read More

 

Funding

Third Sector community organisations supported by the Cardiff and Vale Health Charity 2021

Cardiff & Vale Health Charity allocated funding to support third sector community projects to enhance the health and wellbeing of people in the region through creative solutions. Read More

Third Sector community organisations supported by the Third Sector Preventative Interventions Fund 2021

The Partnership allocated £51,000 in total, to support third sector community activities and services for older people in the Vale of Glamorgan, in response to Covid-19. Read More

Third Sector community organisations supported by the Third Sector Capital Investment Fund 2021

The Partnership allocated £100,000 funding from the Welsh Government’s Integrated Care Fund (ICF), to support new, additional or revised third sector community services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Read More

Health

Week 70: ‘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

Closing educational engagement gap for young carers is key to improving health and wellbeing of future generations

A new study, published by Public Health Wales today evidences the negative impact that caring responsibilities have on educational participation in those aged 16-22, and how this has greatest impact on those living in the most deprived areas. Read More

National Advertising Campaign Social Care Wales

As you know there is mounting pressure on the sector in terms of recruitment and several parts of the social care sector are experiencing difficulties in recruiting and retaining staff. As part of the response at a national level, we will be running a TV and social media campaign for three weeks from the 23rd August. Read More

Latest Update: Regional Partnership Board Cardiff and Vale

The latest update on the work of the Regional Partnership Board Cardiff and the Vale is now available. Read More

Penarth scheme to reduce food waste and support local community launched

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s housing department has helped establish a Food Pod in Penarth, offering residents tinned and perishable goods, toiletries and hygiene products on a pay-as you-feel basis. Read More

No one left behind as Health Boards work to vaccinate all over-16s

Health Minister Eluned Morgan encourages everyone to take up their offer of a COVID vaccine, with confirmation that all 16 and 17 year olds in Wales will have received their offer of a COVID vaccine by the end of this week. Read More

Vale 50+ Strategy Forum Latest Bulletin

The new exhibition Arts in Isolation is live at Art Central. The exhibition is open until Saturday 4th September. More information on the exhibition and Art Central can be found here. To book a place please ring 01446 422425. Read More

RNID Befriending Service

The RNID have launched a new befriending service open to anybody in Wales who is deaf or has a hearing loss who would like to have a regular chat, or receive letters, from a trained volunteer. It’s aimed at those who are feeling lonely or who are socially isolated and the RNID are able to offer a series of ten befriending sessions. Read More

Public Health Wales urges caution when attending festivals and mass gatherings

Ahead of the festival season across the UK, Public Health Wales is reminding people of the risk of Coronavirus transmission at mass gatherings, festivals and other large events. Read More

‘More must be done to tackle substance misuse despite fall in drug deaths’, vows Mental Health Minister

‘We must build on our positive work supporting those who have been struggling with substance misuse and should be heartened that drug deaths in Wales have fallen to record low levels,’ Minister for Mental Health Lynne Neagle has vowed. Read More

CMO advice on 21 Day review of COVID-19 restrictions: 27 August 2021

Advice presented to First Minister on 21 day review of COVID-19 restrictions. Read More

Children and young people to be removed from shielding list

Children and young people will be removed from the list of people who would be asked to shield and will no longer be considered clinically extremely vulnerable in relation to COVID-19, the Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan, has announced. Read More

Vacancies

Opportunity to become a Member of the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Regional Safeguarding Board Monitoring Group (C&V RSB Monitoring Group)

There is an opportunity available to become a third sector representative on the C&V RSB Monitoring Group. The deadline for Expressions of interest has been extended to 3pm on 10th September 2021. Read More

Opportunity to become a Member of the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Regional Safeguarding Children and Adult Boards’ Child and Adult Practice Review Group (C&V RSB CPR/APR)

There is an opportunity available to become a third sector representative on the C&V RSB CPR/APR sub group. Deadline for Expressions of interest has been extended to 3pm on 10th September 2021. Read More

Training

4Winds Active Listening workshop/training session

4 Winds have a training session/workshop on Active Listening that still have a few places – this is taking place in person at the Grange Pavilion in Grange Gardens, Grangetown next Friday 3rd September. Read More

Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers Training

An ideal training course if you are new to managing volunteers or would like a refresher. Read More

Events

New FREE monthly Activity Groups for the over 75s

Home Instead have partnered with Re-Engage and we are proud to launch our new monthly activity groups for people over the age of 75 in the Vale of Glamorgan, on Wednesday 8th September. Read More

Carers Wales event with Wales Co-operative Centre

Carers Wales is delighted to be jointly hosting an event with Wales Co-operative Centre on co-operative and social enterprise opportunities for unpaid carers.  Read More

Eden Project virtual Community Camp October 2021

The Eden Project are holding a virtual Community Camp this October. Thanks to National Lottery players anybody who cares about their community and wants to do more to support their local area in their own time could be eligible for this fully funded opportunity! Read More

 

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