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GVS e-bulletin Service – Voluntary Sector News (22/11/21)

GVS News
 
Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) is an independent registered charity and has a flourishing membership of over 700 organisations operating in the Vale of Glamorgan. Read More
GVS, from April 2020 to March 2021, believes it made a difference to the communities it serves, during a time when organisations and volunteers took a united stand against the pandemic. Read More
Mae GVS yn credu iddo wneud gwahaniaeth i’r cymunedau y mae’n eu gwasanaethu, rhwng Ebrill 2020 a Mawrth 2021, yn ystod cyfnod pan gymerodd sefydliadau a gwirfoddolwyr safiad unedig yn erbyn y pandemig. Read More
Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) launches its low cost, highly relevant Winter training programme. The training and briefing sessions, conducted through Zoom, cost just £10 per person. Read More
Run by Llantwit Major Events Group, the fair promises to be bigger and longer than last year. The event will take place on Saturday 27th November from 10am to 6pm, it’s free admission and will include more stalls and fairground rides for smaller children, as well as a stage with entertainment promised all day Read More
General news
To celebrate the first Welsh Charities Week 15th-19th November 2021, Chloe Hilldrup, matched with Age Connects through Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) volunteering services, tells us about her volunteering experience during COVID-19. Read More
The first Welsh Charities Week 15th-19th November 2021 celebrates the charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and volunteers that enrich all of our lives in Wales. Read More
Benthyg’s Library of things is based at the Awesome Wales Shop on Holton Road in Barry.  The public can donate items they no longer use that can be borrowed by others for a small fee.  Read More
Llandough and Leckwith War Memorial Institute has 32 surplus chairs which we would like to dispose of free of charge to a voluntary organisation.  Read More
At Home Instead we run our yearly campaign “Be a Santa to a Senior” to help gather donated gifts from shops and the general public and distribute them to our local elderly and lonely residents. Read More
 
Funding

A grant to encourage and support people in registering to vote in elections. Read More
The Shoosmiths Foundation is a grant making body working to help address societal issues, to empower sustainable change and to improve the lives of the people and the environment in the UK. Read More
Health
Are you in need of funding? Are you in need of training? Do you want peer to peer support? Ever wondered how to write that perfect grant application? Ever thought that working with other organisations might produce a better outcome? Read More
The Welsh Government has developed a national framework for the delivery of bereavement care in Wales. Read More
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has announced some changes to parking and travel to improve access to its hospital sites for patients, visitors and staff. Read More
The new Suicide and Self Harm Prevention Strategy for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan commits organisations to work together to support all those affected or at risk, by offering ‘the right support, at the right time, in the right way for everyone’. Read More
The Health Minister is urging people to have their autumn COVID-19 booster vaccination to support the NHS ahead of winter. Read More
Tackling health inequalities and more help to help people quit are key parts of a new plan to make Wales smoke-free by the end of the decade. Read More
The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing has announced the launch of the National Framework for the Delivery of Bereavement Care in Wales. Read More
To see the Annual Report of the Director of Public Health 2020, Read More
Winter should be a time for family, festivity and looking confidently to the future, but we all know that there are some significant challenges that face older people as a result of short, cold, wet days and seasonal virus transmission. Read More
The Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board (or ‘RPB’) is made up of partners from health, social care and the third sector. We would like to invite you to have your say in our plans for health and social services. Read More
A first of its kind national framework for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support for alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) has today been published by the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle. Read More
Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales statement on 21 day COVID-19 review: 18 November 2021. Read More
The Welsh Government has responded to the latest NHS Performance data published today. Read More
We are delighted to let you know that The Social Work Professional Support Service is now open for business! Read More
Vacancies
GVS has a Media Support Volunteer opportunity available for anyone interested in radio and media. Read More
15 per week, flexible timing with presence in the office for a minimum of 8 hours per week. Closing date: 26 November 2022 Read More
The St Luke’s and St Pauls, Clean Slate Connected, Cleaner Greener & Healthier Neighbourhood Programme is looking to recruit volunteers to kick start their Food Pod at the St Luke’s and St Pauls estate in Penarth. Food Pod offers low cost food (tinned, perishable/non-perishable) to local residents operating on a pay as you can afford basis. Read More
Hours: 35 hours per week. Contract: Full Time, Fixed Term for 12 months with the possibility of extension, depending on contract. Salary: £21,276 per annum. The closing date for the applications is midday on Monday 29th November 2021. Read More
Salary: £21,276 per annum. Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday 9.30am-5pm, however there is some requirement for work outside those hours. The closing date for the applications is midday on Monday 29th November 2021. Read More
Vacancy for an Independent Advocate. Closing date for applications: 5pm Thurs 25th Nov 2021 Read More
The Minister for Health and Social Services is looking to appoint two new Non-Executive Director roles, to join the Public Health Wales Board. Read More
Vacancies at ValePlus for Chief Managing Officer and Teacher Additional Learning Needs (ALN). Closing date for both vacancies is 28th November Read More
Training
Raise awareness around violence against women Read More
Thursday 25th November 1pm – 3pm
Fatherhood Institute Seminars Read More
An ideal training course if you are new to managing volunteers or would like a refresher. Read More
An invaluable step by step beginner level introduction to the key features, giving you the skills and knowledge to confidently use Twitter. Read More
This session is for people who are thinking about using social media as a marketing tool to reach out and engage more people in your service. Read More
A workshop to help you with key information about the basics of Data Protection since our departure from the EU and the Transition Period. Read More
£10 per person on Zoom. An ideal training course if you are new to managing volunteers or would like a refresher. Read More
Get advice on fundraising for your charity or voluntary group. Read More
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
Events
The MS Society have their next Pontio Community Cafe on Thursday 25th November 2pm to 3pm. Are you living with or affected by MS?  Do you want to know more about the support you are entitled to whilst at work?  Read More
Run by Llantwit Major Events Group, the fair promises to be bigger and longer than last year. The event will take place on Saturday 27th November from 10am to 6pm, it’s free admission and will include more stalls and fairground rides for smaller children, as well as a stage with entertainment promised all day Read More
We are thrilled that the Lantern Parade is back to turn on the Christmas lights in Llantwit Major again this year. The crowd will gather at CF61 on the 27th of November, for a 6pm start. Then the Parade will proceed through Llantwit with their lanterns, turning on the Christmas lights as they go. Read More

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