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GVS Health Social Care & Wellbeing ebulletin 13.1.2023

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Vale of Glamorgan News

Time to shine brighter than ever!

Do you have good intentions to give back to your local community but don’t know how?  If so, why not attend the biggest Volunteering Fayre event in the Vale of Glamorgan and meet with over 40 volunteering recruiting organisations to see what exciting opportunities they can offer you. Volunteering is fun, rewarding, a great way to socialise and good for your CV too! Read More

Do you need funding for a youth volunteering project or activity?

The Youth Led Grants Panel are delighted to announce that applications are now open for 2022/23 Youth Led Grant fund. The fund is a grant for youth volunteering projects and activities that take place in the Vale of Glamorgan. The Panel will be awarding grants of up to £1500 over the next few months. Read More

Glamorgan Voluntary Services Big Volunteering Fayre 23rd January 2023


Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) will be hosting the Big Volunteer Fayre for charities and community projects to showcase their projects and recruit volunteers. Read More


A Warm Welcome Community Lunch


This has been made possible from grants given by the National Grid Community Fund and the Vale Council. It will enable Nicci the coordinator and the wonderful team of volunteers to remain open longer and to serve soup, a roll and a hot drink free of charge for up to 30 people a day Monday to Friday between 12 noon and 2pm until the end of March. Read More


Your views on training and development which will help you in your caring role


The Vale of Glamorgan Carers’ Team are contacting all unpaid carers who have requested training or asked for development to help you in your caring responsibilities. This review of training and development for unpaid carers living in the Vale of Glamorgan will enable us to ascertain if there is a demand, both for existing and new courses or for other support/development. Read More


FREE Parenting Courses/ reducing parental conflict – virtual and face-to-face


These courses are all FREE of charge for Vale of Glamorgan professionals to attend and are a blend of face to face and virtual sessions. The courses have been commissioned by the Vale of Glamorgan Council as a part of the Welsh Government’s plan to strengthen Parenting, and reduce Parental Conflict. Read More


Voluntary Sector News

Third Sector Capital Fund 2022

The Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board has allocated £100,000 funding from the Welsh Government’s Housing with Care Fund, to support third sector community services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. This Fund aims to provide capital resources for projects that support older people, carers, people with disabilities and children, that deliver services closer to home in their local communities to help prevent the need to access Health & Social Care services in a more formal setting. The Capital Fund is open for applications from Friday 6th January 2023, with a deadline for submission of 12pm on Friday, 27th January 2023. Read More

Young Carers and Young Adult Carers Survey

Carers Trust are running a young carers and young adult carers survey. We are pleased to inform you that the closing date has now been extended to Sunday 15th January at 23:45. Read More

Carer Aware Project Review Invitation

Next steps 2023-25

As we reach the programme mid-point you are invited to help shape the next phase of delivery.

24 January 10-11am  Read More

AXA and BITC partner to support youth mental health

AXA and Business in the Community are partnering to deliver fully funded Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion training this Spring 2023. We know that the number of young people struggling with their mental health and wellbeing is higher now than ever before, with the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Cost-of-Living crisis having only exacerbated many of the triggers including poverty and inequality.  Read More

Welsh Women’s Aid – free training

Free training in Cardiff on 28th Jan. Do you want to help end violence against women? Why not attend #AskMe, our free public training? To register you must be 18 or over and live, study, work or volunteer in South Wales. Read More

New activities starting in January – Sense

Sense have new sessions starting in January for individuals with complex disabilities and sensory impairments Read More

Health & Wellbeing news

Early childhood education and care pays triple dividend for society

Incorporating early childhood education and care (ECEC) within family-friendly policies has the potential for a “triple dividend” of children’s positive development, women’s empowerment and economic growth, as described in a new report from Public Health Wales. Read More

Could cutting carbon emissions be the best New Year’s resolution we could all make?

Climate Change is the most significant threat to human health and well-being as well as to the health of the planet. The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is now higher than it has ever been in human history. Read More

New style rapid review reports launched by Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales’ Evidence Service has developed a new style of report, designed to provide a rapid overview of evidence in areas of interest to policy makers, giving them a robust baseline of current research from which to take action. Read More

Welsh Government news

Chief Medical Officer reminds people to keep defences up against flu and COVID this winter.

The latest data shows the prevalence of flu, COVID-19 and other seasonal respiratory viruses has increased over the Christmas period and remains at very high levels. Read More

Funding news

Winter Wellbeing Small Grants Fund

The Fund is open for applications from Friday December 16th with a deadline for submission of 12 noon on Monday Jan 16th 2023. Read More

cavamh Winter Wellbeing Small Grants Fund (Self Help groups and peer led community activities)

Deadline – 16th January

This Small Grants Fund is open to people living with emotional and mental health wellbeing issues or dementia (including carers), 18+, to enhance wellbeing through development of self-help groups and community peer led activities over the winter months 2022/23. Read More

The Health and Social Care Innovation Fund

This Fund will focus on organisations working to provide innovative care services for vulnerable people and carers that improve their quality of life. Read More

Community Fund Wales – Disability Fund

The Disability Fund will provide support to organisations and groups supporting people living with disabilities in Wales. Read More

Big Give – Green Match Fund

The Green Match Fund is designed specifically for charities working on environmental issues.  Read More

Amser Programme 2023-25

Carers Trust is delighted to launch a new funding programme which will support unpaid carers living in Wales to access a short break from their caring role. Read More

Community Action Fund

The Community Action Fund exists to support grassroots campaigning and community organising in the UK. It will provide one-off grants between £2,500 and £20,000. Read More



Numerous Administrative Officer Vacancies with DWP


Location: Ty Taf, Treforest

Closing Date: 19th January 23. Read More


Newydd Housing Job Vacancy – Financial Inclusion Officer


35 Hours, Permanent. Tongwynlais, Cardiff with fully flexible agile working options £28,451 to £29,948  Closing date for applications: midnight Sunday 22 January 2023
Interview date: Thursday 2 February 2023  Read More


Newydd Housing vacancy – Assets & Sustainability Administrator


Part Time, 14hrs pw, Thu/Fri £22,182 to £23,349 pro-rata Tongwynlais, Cardiff with fully flexible agile working options Closing date for applications: 15 January 2023
Interview date: 25 January 2023  Read More


Job Vacancies with Carers Wales


Join our passionate and devoted team in Wales Read More


Vacancy with Tenovus Cancer Care


Vacancy for a Cancer Community Engagement Officer. Closing Date: Monday 6th February Read More


Health news from the BBC


Diabetes artificial pancreas tech recommended for thousands on NHS


More than 100,000 people in England and Wales with type 1 diabetes could soon be offered new technology to manage their condition on the NHS. Read More

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