GVS Health Social Care & Wellbeing ebulletin 24.11.2022

Vale of Glamorgan News

GVS celebrates Trustees’ Week at its AGM and Conference – view our Impact Report 2021-2022

Read about GVS’ superb AGM and Conference and read about GVS’ achievements in our Impact Report for 2021-2022 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

Launch of Cardiff & Vale Health Charity Grant

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. Deadline is 12 noon on Friday 2nd December 2022. 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

Age Connects Cardiff and Vale Christmas Fayre

Age Connects Cardiff and Vale are holding their first fund raising Fayre since Pandemic. It will be held at Golau Caredig on Wednesday 30th November opens 10am to 12 30pm The event will be opened by Jane Hutt MS and is FREE  Read More

The latest GVS’ e-Vista and Sustainable Funding News is now available to download

Don’t miss reading about the local Volunteer fundraiser who raised over £100k in seven years, local Christmas events, the Big Volunteer Fayre and our latest funding news. Read More

The Vale of Glamorgan Council re-signs the Armed Forces Covenant

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is committed to supporting the Armed Forces community. To demonstrate its allegiance, Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Bronwen Brooks re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant alongside Brigadier Dawes, Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Susan Lloyd-Selby and Armed Forces Liaison Officer, Abigail Warburton, at Mansion House on Monday 14 November. Read More

Age Friendly Vale Festive Get Together – Friday 2nd December 2022

You are invited to our Age Friendly Festive Get Together in the Corporate Suite at Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU on Friday 2nd December 2022. Read More

Voluntary Sector News

Hau Third Sector Fund 2022/23

Cardiff Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council in partnership with C3SC and GVS have allocated £30,000 in total, to fund innovative third sector sustainable preventative community activities and services in Cardiff and the Vale. Read More

Action for Elders Cost of Living Survey

Action For Elders want to hear from older people about how the rising cost of living is affecting you and the sacrifices you are having to make. Read More

WSSPR Patient Experience of Social Prescribing: A Scoping Review

The Patient Experience of Social Prescribing Scoping Review. Read More

Move More, Eat Well Plan Summary Progress Report 2021-2022

The #MoveMoreEatWell Partnership Plan, has been designed to encourage individuals and organisations across Cardiff and Vale to lead healthier, more active lifestyles. We are delighted to be able to share the Move More, Eat Well Progress Report (2021 – 2022)  Read More

Respite Consultation Survey – Caring for Carers

The ‘Caring for Carers’ survey is a consultation exercise for both unpaid carers and organisations that provide or signpost to respite services, with the aim of learning more about the respite options available in Cardiff. Read More

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

Join our Co-Production Forum and Let’s Work Together!

Our forum meets fortnightly online, providing an opportunity to work together to co-produce different ways to support people with long-term conditions in Cardiff and the Vale! The forum is open to anyone passionate about improving health and wellbeing for people in Cardiff and the Vale. Read More

Health & Wellbeing news

Real living wage critical for health

Employers paying staff a real living wage or above can protect and support good health and wellbeing for both the individual and society as a whole, experts at Public Health Wales have said.  Read More

Cost of living crisis: a public health emergency

Easier and faster access to mental health and well-being support, and help on energy, housing and food costs is urgently needed to protect health and save lives, according to Public Health Wales. Read More

OFFICIAL STATISTICS: Congenital Anomaly Register and Information Service for Wales Annual Statistics Data Published

The 2022 annual data update from the Congenital Anomaly Register and Information Service (CARIS) for Wales has been published by Public Health Wales. Read More

Act now to help combat the “silent pandemic”

Public Health Wales is calling on people in Wales to act now to help combat the over use of antibiotic medicines. Last year, nearly 1.9 million antibiotics were prescribed in Wales. Read More

Changing behaviours key to tackling climate crisis

Making positive climate behaviours as normal, easy, attractive and routine as possible, is key to evoking sustained change and mitigating the effects of the climate crisis, says a new guide from Public Health Wales. Read More

Unpaid carer’s research wins top award

Researchers from Public Health Wales have been jointly awarded the Health Care Research Wales Impact Award 2022 for their report on the future of unpaid carers in Wales project. Read More

Welsh Government news

Call for more funding for NHS pay

Joint letter to UK government. The UK government has been urged to increase the amount of funding available for NHS pay. Ahead of the Autumn statement, Scottish Health Secretary Humza Yousaf and Welsh Health Minister Eluned Morgan have written to UK Health Secretary Steve Barclay to ask for additional funding to help avert strike action this winter in the NHS. Read More

Welsh Government response to latest NHS Wales performance data

Comment on the pressures currently facing the Welsh NHS, and its reaction to them. Read More

£1.4m grant scheme to support social care improve energy efficiency now open

A new Welsh Government grant scheme to support energy efficiency improvements and decarbonisation across Residential Social Care providers, which will help the sector deal with the cost of energy crisis, has been launched and is now open for applications, Ministers announced today. Read More


Volunteer Co-ordinator Vacancy with Shelter Cymru Live

Salary: £27,320 per annum, Flexible Location, Hours: 35 per week Read More

Young Persons Positive Pathways Officer Vacancy with Shelter Cymru Live

Salary: £24,528 per annum (pro rata) – £23,477pa, Hours: 33.5 hours per week, Flexible Location Read More

Care & Repair Cardiff and the Vale – vacancies for Trustees

Care & Repair Cardiff and the Vale are currently recruiting for additional trustees to join their board. Read More


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