GVS e-bulletin Service – Voluntary Sector News (21/06/21)

GVS News

GVS staff and volunteers attend “Big Dig” at CF61

Some of the GVS staff and our gardening volunteers spent Saturday morning filling our wooden planters with soil and planting lots of lovely flowers and edibles to enhance our community garden at CF61. Read More

General news

Barry Beavers Disabled Swimming Club returns to swimming sessions!

Saturday 5th June saw the Barry Beavers club members celebrate their much awaited return to swimming at Barry Leisure Centre, since March 2020. Read More

Sustrans launch free e-bike and e-cargo bike lending library

Are you a small business, community organisation or charity looking for ways to increase your mobility around the town?  This summer we are launching our free e-bike and e-cargo bike lending library. Read More

Skills and Volunteering Cymru (SVC) launches new befriending project

SVC are running a befriending project in the Vale for young people aged 5-18 who have a learning and/or physical disability. The project is called the Be Friends (Vale) project.  Read More


New £3m respite fund launched to give unpaid carers a well-earned break

A new £3m fund is being set up to provide respite and short breaks for Wales’ small army of unpaid carers, Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan announced today. Read More

Third Sector Grants Programme – Cardiff & Vale Health Charity Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB)

Cardiff & Vale Health Charity has allocated funding to support third sector community projects to enhance the Health and Wellbeing of people in the region through creative solutions. The maximum that can be applied for is £5,000. This is both a REVENUE and CAPITAL grant. The Grant will be open for applications from Tuesday 1st June 2021 with a deadline for submission of 12 noon on Friday 9th July 2021 Read More


Ara Gambling Service

Ara Gambling Service are a Charity and a trusted GamCare Partner. We provide treatment and support throughout all of Wales for anyone that is affected by Gambling or Gaming Harms. Read More

81 new cases of Delta variant since 3 June, as localised community transmission occurs

Public Health Wales is urging people to stick to social distancing rules and to take up the offer of a vaccine following a significant increase in the number of Delta variant (VOC-21APR-02) cases of Coronavirus. Read More

Blind Veterans UK introduces the National Support Service in response to COVID-19

Blind Veterans UK have successfully introduced the National Support Service in response to the COVID-19 Crisis. Telephone support, including remote social groups have been delivered to blind veterans by volunteers and staff throughout the community and the UK. Read More

Community Health Council weekly briefing

To view the latest briefing from Community Health Council please click the link Read More

Briefing from BMA Cymru Wales on GP consultations

Attached is a briefing that we have circulated to MSs and stakeholders regarding the current situation regarding GP consultations and proposals for the future. Read More

Home Instead June Newsletter

To view the latest edition of the Home Instead Newsletter please click the link. Read More

Health Arts Research People (HARP) newsletter

HARP has last week published their first newsletter summarising what they are learning from a range of arts and health projects which they are supporting. Read More

Wales Council of the Blind Weekly Bulletin

To view the latest version of Sylw the bulletin for Wales Council of the Blind please click the link Read More

MS Society Cymru ‘Buzz me’ service and Driving and MS Community cafe

Buzz me is a new service for anyone living or caring for someone with MS. Read More

Support for young carers with new ID card scheme

A new scheme to enable young carers in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to get the support and recognition they need has been launched during Carers Week. Read More

Covid vaccination: All adults in Wales offered first jab

All adults in Wales have been offered a Covid jab, which the Welsh government says is six weeks ahead of schedule. Read More

First Minister marks landmark change in blood donation rules

The First Minister has given blood on World Blood Donor Day (14 June) to mark the change in eligibility rules allowing more people to donate. Read More

Test, Trace, Protect service sets out plans for next phase of pandemic response

The Cardiff and Vale Test, Trace, Protect service has announced its plans for the way it will work in order to tackle the likely challenges of the future. Read More

Make agile working work for you and your team

The pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to many more of us working from home for at least a few days most weeks and learning to collaborate via Zoom, Teams and other digital tools. There are plenty of ways to minimise the downsides and accentuate the upsides of agile working while protecting our mental and physical health. Read More

Delta variant (VOC-21APR-02) is now the most common variant of new cases in Wales as numbers rise to 315

Public Health Wales has today confirmed the numbers of Delta variant (VOC-21APR-02) have increased to 315. This is a rise of 131 cases since the last update given on 10 June. Read More

Report highlights challenges faced by unpaid carers during pandemic

A new Cardiff University report, funded by Public Health Wales, highlights the additional challenges that unpaid carers have faced during the Coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Volunteering in care homes – event at Gofod3

Age Cymru is developing a model of practice for volunteering in care homes. A short term pilot is focussing on supporting contact between residents and families as Covid restrictions allow. Read More

Cardiff and Vale Regional Outcomes Framework

The Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board, which includes Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Councils, and third and independent sector representation, has agreed a set of key aims and objectives to improve the health and wellbeing of the population across the region. Read More


Become a volunteer for Guide Dogs Cymru

Make a massive difference to the lives of people with sight loss Read More

URGENTLY REQUIRED – Volunteer Drivers for our wheelchair-accessible minibuses.

Volunteer to drive for occasional journeys and for regular trips Read More

Tiny Toes Ballet Starts at CF61

Tiny toes ballet is the first UK pre-school dance programme to be integrated with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and aims to develop the confidence, grace and posture, core strength and language and number skills of participants. Read More

Vacancies with ValePlus

ValePlus is recruiting two part-time posts to support the delivery of our provision in our Llantwit Major Centre. Closing date for applications: Friday 25th June at 3pm. Read More

Vacancies with Shelter Cymru

Vacancies for Housing Law Caseworkers. Deadline for applications is 22nd June 2021 Read More


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

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) offers an extensive range of training courses and briefing sessions. These are either FREE or charged at very reasonable rates. Read More


Creative Cuppa 2021

On Monday 5th July, The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team at Cardiff & Vale Health Charity are running a Creative Cuppa. Read More


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