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Join GVS and thank volunteers during Volunteers’ Week 2021

Thank you to the thousands of volunteers that have given their time over the last 15 months to causes they care about and in response to the emergency situations that people have been faced with. Read More

Glamorgan Voluntary Services gets animated!

GVS to launch its first animated information film for people thinking about volunteering. Developed by Video Production and Animation Studio Yolk Creative, GVS will be promoting the film in the run-up to Volunteers Week from 1- 7 June 2021. Read More

Find out more about volunteering at one of our short, relaxed, and free online sessions

If you are thinking about volunteering in the Vale of Glamorgan, why not attend one of our short Zoom sessions and have a chat with Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) volunteering expert, Janine. Read More

COVID–19 Small Grants Scheme
Key information: With thanks to funding from Welsh Government, is administering a small grants scheme, to a maximum of £1,000, to help non-profit groups and organisations in the Vale of Glamorgan who are actively working in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Closing date: Available until the fund is spent Read more

Third Sector ICF Capital Investment Fund 2021
Key information: The Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Integrated Health and Social Care Partnership has allocated £100,000.00 funding from the Welsh Government’s Integrated Care Fund (ICF), to support new or additional or revised third sector community services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Closing date: 12pm on Friday 28th May 2021. Read more

Supporting Older People in the Vale – Third Sector Preventative Interventions Fund 2021 – Covid-19
Key information: The Cardiff and Vale Integrated Health and Social Care Partnership has 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.  Closing date: 12 noon on Friday, 11th June 2021. Read more

General news

Learning lessons from the community-led response to COVID-19 in Wales Survey

We are pleased to let you know that the volunteers survey: Learning lessons from the community-led response to COVID-19 in Wales Survey has gone live today, and will be open for 6-8 weeks (until w/c 7th July). Read More

Organisations working in the Vale are being asked to help shape GVS’ future

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) is making plans for shaping our future services and the local Third Sector is fundamental to what we do. We would value your views and would be grateful if you would take the time to complete our short survey to help us with our planning. Read More

 

Funding


COVID–19 Small Grants Scheme
Key information: With thanks to funding from Welsh Government, is administering a small grants scheme, to a maximum of £1,000, to help non-profit groups and organisations in the Vale of Glamorgan who are actively working in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Closing date: Available until the fund is spent Read more

Third Sector ICF Capital Investment Fund 2021
Key information: The Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Integrated Health and Social Care Partnership has allocated £100,000.00 funding from the Welsh Government’s Integrated Care Fund (ICF), to support new or additional or revised third sector community services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Closing date: 12pm on Friday 28th May 2021. Read more

Supporting Older People in the Vale – Third Sector Preventative Interventions Fund 2021 – Covid-19
Key information: The Cardiff and Vale Integrated Health and Social Care Partnership has 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.  Closing date: 12 noon on Friday, 11th June 2021. Read more

 

Health

Covid: Nearly two thirds of people in Wales have antibodies

Nearly two thirds of people in Wales are estimated to have antibodies to help protect them against Covid-19. Read More

Wales Council of the Blind Bulletin

The latest bulletin Sylw from the Wales Council of the Blind is available to view. Read More

ICF Dementia Friendly Communities Fund 2021-2022 (REVENUE FUNDING)

The Cardiff and Vale Integrated Health and Social Care Partnership will be allocating approx. £22,500 in total, to support new and innovative third sector dementia friendly community activities and services for people with dementia, and for their carers, in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Read More

Welsh Government update – AstraZeneca Vaccine

Adhering to the latest expert information, as a precautionary measure we will immediately implement the change in advice from JCVI and MHRA and offer those under 40 (with no clinical risk factors) who are not yet vaccinated an alternate to AstraZeneca. Read More

New videos aim to help those living with dementia manage COVID-19 changes

In response to research revealing the challenges that COVID-19 presents people living with dementia, NHS Wales’ Get There Together project has created a series of encouraging videos. Read More

CAV UHB staff pledge 7,400 miles for Stroke Awareness Month

For Stroke Awareness Month, Cardiff and Vale UHB Stroke Unit staff and patients have pledged to run, walk or cycle 7,400 miles in May.  Read More

Public Health Wales statement on JCVI advice on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Statement from Richard Roberts, Head of the Vaccine Preventable Disease Programme (VPDP) at Public Health Wales Read More

Vale of Glamorgan Community Cohesion Group

We are pleased to say the Vale of Glamorgan Community Cohesion Group is re-starting. The group is about improving community cohesion in the Vale. Read More

Working From Home (WFH) Guide & An ideal Future Model for NHS Wales

TEC Cymru have recently initiated some research on the impacts of home working on people’s wellbeing. It’s hugely timely, with restrictions easing and the Welsh Government’s long-term aspirations for 30% of the workforce to be remotely working. Read More

Cardiff and Vale volunteers needed to take part in COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine research study

Volunteers in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are needed to take part in a research study that is looking at how effective it is to give a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as the seasonal flu vaccine. Read More

Press release – Grab a brew to say thank you to your local NHS staff

Now, more than ever, there’s never been a better time to say “Thank You” to your local NHS.  Have a cuppa, a cake and raise some cash for Cardiff & Vale Health Charity by taking part in the NHS Big Tea campaign. Read More

45% Rise in People Seeking Mental Health Support Post-lockdown

A mental health and wellbeing service has seen a 45% increase in the number of people seeking support after lockdown restrictions were eased across the country. Read More

Job Centre Plus Employer & Partnerships Graduate Employment and Skills Guide

Whether for friends, family or Customers….. This Guide has been produced with 2021 graduates in mind, but current students and recent graduates may also find it helpful…Read More

Learning from the community response to COVID-19 in Wales

The Research and Evaluation Division at Public Health Wales, in partnership with University of Bristol and Wales Council for Voluntary Action, have launched a national survey to hear from volunteers and those who have informally given up their time to help their communities respond to COVID-19. Read More

The Health Board supports HIV Testing Week (14-24 May 2021)

HIV Testing Week is the 14-24 May 2021, this is a biannual campaign that encourages partner organisations in community, health care and policy institutions throughout Wales to unite for one week twice a year to increase testing efforts and promote awareness of the benefits of earlier hepatitis and HIV testing. Read More

Where to find support in Cardiff and the Vale as alcohol-specific deaths hit 20-year high

Alcohol misuse affects millions every day, causing worsened mental and physical health. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported that deaths attributed to alcohol misuse in England and Wales have dramatically increased. Read More

Balanced Lives at Home – Action For Elders offers vital support for older people

Action For Elders has introduced Balanced Lives at Home – a new programme of online services – to help older people and those who care for them through Covid-19. Read More

Celebrating a decade of the Young Onset Dementia Service

Summer 2021 marks the ten-year anniversary of the establishment of the Young Onset Dementia (YOD) Service. Read More

Cardiff and Vale UHB works in partnership to help businesses become Dementia Friendly

This week we have been marking Dementia Action Week by highlighting how our staff, partners and local communities can help support those living with dementia. Read More

Vacancies

Could you represent the Third Sector on the Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board?

As part of a change in the governance arrangements for the Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board, two new partnerships are being set up: Starting Well and Ageing Well. It is important that there is good Third Sector representation. Read More

Job Vacancy – Salaried Advocate with NYAS

We are looking to recruit an Advocate to provide independent and confidential advocacy to children and young people under Local Authority care in Swansea & Neath Port Talbot. Read More

Job Vacancy with Newydd – Community Benefits Coordinator

£19,108 to £19,693, 35 hours per week
Tongwynlais, Cardiff (with some home working) Closing Date: midnight on Monday 31 May 2021 Read More

Job Vacancy – Discharge Support Officer, Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale

 Discharge Support Officer – 21 hours £12,270 *  (funded until March 2022)  Application Closing date: 11am Wednesday 2nd June 2021 Read More

Job Vacancy – Independent Professional Advocate, Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale

 Independent Professional Advocate – 21 hours *  £12,270 (funded until March 2022) Application Closing date: 11am Wednesday 2nd June 2021 Read More

Job Vacancy – Part Time Administrator – 15 hrs

Application deadline: 29/05/2020. Job Types: Part Time 15 hours leading to full time within 12 months. Salary: £18,000 to £22,000 /year Read More

Training

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

Does your charity / community group need more coverage? Learn Twitter 1-2-1 with GVS

Some charities have yet to utilise the benefits of Twitter. Now is the time to raise your profile through social media. Read More

Being a Trustee – The Essentials Training

Training on the essentials of being a trustee will take place on the 14th of July. Read More

The perfect introduction to social media

Wednesday 9th June 2021, 10am – 12 noon, £10 per person on Zoom. Embarking on social media on behalf of an organisation, without being fully equipped, this session is for you! Read More

Shelter Cymru People and Homes 2021 Conference Programme announced!

People and Homes Conference 2021 comes at a critical moment for Wales. From the trauma of the past year has emerged vital lessons for the future. As we head into the next Welsh Government term there are unique opportunities to get to the root of Wales’s housing emergency. Read More

Events

Find out more about volunteering at one of our short, relaxed, and free online sessions

If you are thinking about volunteering in the Vale of Glamorgan, why not attend one of our short Zoom sessions and have a chat with Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) volunteering expert, Janine. Read More

Art Central Gallery reopens with a specular exhibition by the Women’s Arts Association Wales

Visitors can arrange to book a visit to Art Central Gallery to see this exciting showcase of some ninety plus exhibits and a wide variety of artworks to see including sculpture, paintings, textiles, ceramics, photography and prints. Read More

Racism in the environment sector: building momentum for change

The environment sector is one of the least diverse sectors in the country, highlighting a clear problem with systemic racism. In the light of protests and awareness raised last year, following the death of George Floyd in the US, the sector is now moving to make sure it is ahead rather than behind in tackling this issue. Read More

Carers Art Competition

As part of Carers Week (7-13 June) Carers Trust South East Wales are running a special carers art competition! We have some great prizes up for grabs and we are encouraging anyone with an interest in art or photography to enter, no matter what your skill level. Read More

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