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GVS Health Social Care & Wellbeing ebulletin 15.12.2022

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Season’s Greetings – Cyfarchion y Tymor

Season’s Greetings and best wishes for the New Year from Staff, Volunteers & Trustees at Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS)

GVS’ offices will be closed from Friday 23 December until Tuesday 3 January 2023


Cyfarchion y Tymor a dymuniadau gorau ar gyfer y Flwyddyn Newydd gan Staff, Gwirfoddolwyr ac Ymddiriedolwyr Gwasanaethau Gwirfoddol Morgannwg (GVS)

Bydd swyddfeydd ‘GVS’ ar gau rhwng dydd Gwener 23 Rhagfyr a dydd Mawrth 3 Ionawr 2023  Read More


Vale of Glamorgan News

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

Well-being Plan Consultation

The Vale Public Services Board (PSB) is consulting on its second Well-being Plan which will be published in May 2023. The new Well-being Plan sets out three new Well-being Objectives and the priority areas that the PSB will be focusing on over the coming years. We want to know what you think of our new Plan which has been informed by the Well-being Assessment, A View of the Vale of Glamorgan – An Assessment of Current and Future Well-being published earlier this year and by engagement over the summer. Read More

Vale of Glamorgan Council Consultation – Annual Delivery Plan 2023-24

The Council is consulting on its draft Annual Delivery Plan for 2023-24. The draft Annual Delivery Plan sets out the actions we will undertake in 2023-24 as part of the delivery of the Council’s Corporate Plan for 2020 – 25. The Corporate Plan sets our priorities for a five year period whilst the draft Annual Delivery Plan details what we will take forward in 2023-24. The closing date for comments is the 8th January 2023. Read More

Voluntary Sector News

Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) – Stay Safe, Warm & Well booklet

This winter RVS are delivering advice on how to stay safe, warm and well during the winter months, and will be helping vulnerable people to prepare by giving advice, handy tips and emergency contacts in a useful printed/PDF booklet titled Stay Safe, Warm & Well. Read More

Free Sensory Walk Workshop sessions

Sense is running two online Sensory Walk Workshop sessions in January & March 2023. Read More

Cymru Versus Arthritis: Peer Support Group, Cardiff

Cymru Versus Arthritis, has a peer led support group starting in Cardiff in January 2023. The group is fee to attend and will be an opportunity to meet, have a chat, receive information, advice, and support on arthritis, MSK and related conditions. Read More

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board news

Four wins for Cardiff and Vale UHB at the Advancing Healthcare Awards 2022

Staff from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have been recognised for their important and innovative work at this year’s Advancing Healthcare Awards. Read More

Health & Wellbeing news


Flu could reach high levels by Christmas. Now is the time to get your free flu vaccine.

Public Health Wales is reporting that the flu season in Wales has begun earlier than usual this year. It means that levels of flu in the community may peak around Christmas. Public health experts are urging those who are eligible for a free flu vaccine to take up the offer now, to help protect themselves and others from getting seriously ill with flu this Christmas. Read More

Life expectancy falls for women in disadvantaged areas

The Coronavirus pandemic may have exacerbated an already worrying trend of a rising gap in life expectancy between the most and least deprived areas in Wales, with particularly stark trends for women, according to an article published in the Journal for Public Health. Read More

New health outcomes data published

Public Health Wales has published new data on public health outcomes. Read More

New support for parents on Strep A as NHS 111 Wales inundated with concerned callers.

Public Health Wales has launched a new symptoms checker tool to help parents spot the signs of Strep A. It is hoped it will help parents decide when to treat their child at home and when it is appropriate to seek medical advice. It follows an escalation in the number of calls to NHS 111 Wales last weekend. There were over 18 thousand calls – more than double the calls received on the same weekend last year. A significant proportion of these were from parents of children aged 12 years old and under and from those concerned about sore throats and throat problems. Read More

Welsh Government news

Social care workers in Wales to receive real living wage uplift

The Welsh Government will publish its draft Budget later today, including funding to ensure social care workers continue to receive the real living wage. Read More

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