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Apply to the National Lottery Community Fund from Cardiff and the Vale
This is a challenging time for the voluntary sector, with the effects of Covid-19 showing no signs of abating. Glamorgan Voluntary Services are hosting an online briefing session aimed at community groups and charities in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff who may be seeking funding. Read more
Make Volunteering your 2021 New Year’s Resolution
We promote a range of volunteering opportunities supporting the Covid-19 response. We also have non-Covid-19 opportunities where organisations are still taking volunteer details and putting them through their selection procedures ready for when restrictions are lifted. Read more
GVS supporting the vaccinations in Llantwit Major
GVS and CF61 are very pleased to be supporting the local community by hosting Llantwit Major and Coastal Vale Medical Practice as they start their Covid vaccination clinics from our CF61 centre. Please wait for the surgery to contact you as they work through the priority list given to them by Public Health Wales. Read more
Free publicity for groups in GVS’ Spotlight e-Vista magazine
We would like to offer member groups the opportunity to publicise their organisations through our Vista magazine (next edition due out mid July with the deadline being 1st March), e-bulletins and website. 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

General news

Have you completed the COVID-19 Workforce Risk Assessment Tool?
The COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool Read more
New Jobcentre Opening Hours
To help keep customers and colleagues as safe as possible in the latest phase of the pandemic, the Department has decided jobcentre opening hours will be 10am to 2pm beginning on Monday the 18th January 2021. Read more

Funding

Apply to the National Lottery Community Fund from Cardiff and the Vale
This is a challenging time for the voluntary sector, with the effects of Covid-19 showing no signs of abating. Glamorgan Voluntary Services are hosting an online briefing session aimed at community groups and charities in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff who may be seeking funding. Read more
£10 million further support for Welsh Charities from the Moondance Foundation
The Moondance Foundation Covid-19 relief fund has earmarked an additional £10 million in 2021 to distribute to Welsh charities and organisations who are supporting those struggling as a direct result of Covid. Read more

Health

Latest Public Health Wales Covid update
Dr Eleri Davies, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “The number of positive Coronavirus cases remains extremely high in Wales Read more
Vaccine rollout to care homes underway in Vale of Glamorgan
Towerhill Care Home in Penarth became the first care home in the Vale to have all residents and staff vaccinated last week. Towerhill is home to 14 residents. Read more
Bring Joy, Care and Support across Cardiff and The Vale for 2021!
Help Home Instead Senior Care Cardiff and Bring Joy Foundation to support vulnerable older people in 2021. Your donation will help our local community groups keep seniors happy, healthy and connected in 2021 and beyond. Read more
CAVUHB COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Programme
As a Health Board, our aim is to vaccinate as many eligible people as quickly and as safely as possible. We are following the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) priority groups and have plans in place working closely with our partners to vaccinate the top four priority groups in the first instance Read more
South Glamorgan CHC Newsletter 2020
The South Glamorgan Community Health Council December newsletter is now available. Read more
Additional Wellbeing Support for Carers
Carers Trust South East Wales (CTSEW) will be offering a range of additional mental health and wellbeing support, available free of charge for carers of all ages across south east Wales until the end of March 2021. Read more
Public Health Wales latest statement on Covid 19
Latest statement from Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales Read more
Emergency Dental Treatment
If you are experiencing dental pain you should contact your dentist to get an appointment. All dentists should have capacity for emergencies if you are on their list. Read more
Learning Disability Wales want to speak to people with learning difficulties
Study of the lives of people with a learning disability throughout the coronavirus pandemic in Wales Please can you help us by taking part in our UK wide study…Read more
Letter to those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable – previously ‘shielding’.
Information from Welsh Government which includes the most recent letter sent to all those on the shielding patients list. Read more
Public Health Wales statement
Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “The number of positive Coronavirus cases remains extremely high in Wales and is cause for serious concern. Read more
National charities launch survey for older people looking after loved ones
Age Cymru and Carers Trust Wales want to better understand the needs of ‘hidden’ carers Age Cymru and Carers Trust Wales on Carers Rights Day (26 November) launched a Wales-wide survey as part of their partnership project funded by Welsh Government. Read more
New Variant of COVID-19: FAQs
Information from Public Health Wales Read more
Introduction of video consultations prevented 150,000 miles of patient travel in 2020
More than 150,000 miles of travel to hospital has been avoided in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan following the introduction of video consultations. Read more
Call CAV 24/7 before attending A&E and consider your local NHS services for mild ailments this winter
New figures show that emergency departments within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board remain under huge pressure. Read more
Welsh Government Ministers say “Anyone can feel lonely, but help and support is available”
New findings from the Welsh Government National Survey on loneliness confirms that feelings of loneliness show a strong relationship with well-being, and that lonely people reported much lower satisfaction with life. Read more
Community Health Council December 2020 Newsletter
To view the latest Newsletter from the Community Health Council please click the link to the recent version of Healthwatch https://southglamorganchc.nhs.wales/files/newsletter/healthwatch-newsletter-december-2020-pdf/ Read more
Cardiff & Vale Health Charity latest Newsletter
To view the latest version of the Cardiff & Vale Health Charity Newsletter please click the link https://healthcharity.wales/resources/ Read more

Vacancies
Volunteer with Carers Trust South East Wales
We have a number of fantastic new opportunities to volunteer with us. Read more

Training
‘Working with Fathers; father-inclusive family services’ virtual course – open for bookings now!
Flying Start are very pleased to be offering a free course delivered by the Fatherhood Institute, on ‘Working with Fathers; father-inclusive family services’. This will be a 4 hour virtual course and will be run on various dates between 4th February – 4th April 2021. Read more
Gambling Harm Awareness Training Project to Prevent Gambling Harm in South and West Wales
Citizens Advice in partnership with GambleAware are delivering training to prevent gambling harm and get people the support and advice they need. Training and support is free and available remotely. Read more
Welfare Benefit Open Courses with Citizens Advice Cardiff and Vale
Citizens Advice Cardiff and Vale will be delivering Welfare Benefit Open Courses between January – March 2021. 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

Events
Attend Barry Beavers Disabled Swimming Club’s AGM
Barry Beavers Disabled Swimming Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 2nd February 2021 at 6.30pm. This will be an online Zoom meeting, the joining link will be posted on the website closer to the date of the AGM. Our website is www.barrybeavers.co.uk but if you would like the invitation directly please contact [email protected] and we will forward you the invite link prior to the AGM. Read more

Mark Stillman, Marketing & Membership Officer http://www.gvs.wales/

Glamorgan Voluntary Services

The Staff team at GVS are currently fielding many responses and queries from

Individuals offering to help their local community
Voluntary and Community groups developing their own contingency plans
Public Sector partners seeking the best way to access safe, coordinated voluntary and community-based support for the Residents of the Vale of Glamorgan.

In our role as the County Voluntary Council for the Vale of Glamorgan we are concentrating our efforts on being the conduit between support offered and support needed, whilst supporting organisations, some newly formed, with their governance and planning. All staff are currently working from home so please bear with us.

Volunteering enquiries and Development, Funding and Health & Social Care enquiries
Please access the Volunteering in Wales website for individuals to register interest in volunteering opportunities https://volunteering-wales.net/vk/volunteers/index.htm

The staff team are working from home, but GVS can be contacted in office hours via the following contact numbers and email addresses. Please bear with us if you do not receive an instant response.

General Enquiries 07947 848605

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Health and Social Care Third Sector
Co-ordination 07908 514987

[email protected]
[email protected]
Volunteering 07539 600926

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Governance and Funding 07908 514987

[email protected]
Connected Carers project

[email protected]
ReBUILD Project

[email protected].wales

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