Health Social Care & Wellbeing ebulletin 12.11.2020

Vale of Glamorgan news

Cardiff and the Vale physical activity survey

Cardiff Council, Vale of Glamorgan Council, and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board are seeking your views to help us map the physical activity system across Cardiff and the Vale, and shape the development of a Physical Activity and Sport Plan for Cardiff. Read more

Volunteer for Better Mental Health and Wellbeing

The ReBUILD Project has a number of local volunteering opportunities which will benefit your mental health and wellbeing as well as giving invaluable support to community groups. ReBUILD is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund to support people, living in the Western Vale, into volunteering to help rebuild their confidence, self-esteem and reduce isolation. Read more

Temporary coronavirus testing site to open in Barry

A walk-in COVID-19 testing facility is to open in Barry town centre in response to rapidly rising case numbers in the Vale of Glamorgan. Read more

Voluntary Sector news

Request for information about third sector services over Christmas and New Year

GVS and C3SC are putting together a Christmas and New Year directory of third sector services. This is something we do each year, but this year, as people have struggled with the impact of Covid-19, it is more important than ever to let people know what services they can access over Christmas. Read more

Home-Start Cymru for Families

Are you working with a family who might benefit from additional support from a volunteer? A volunteer that could make regular weekly contact via phone calls/video chat to offer emotional support during these challenging times. Read more

Can you help the Cardiff and Vale Regional Safeguarding Board promote National Safeguarding Week, 16th to 20th November?

The Cardiff and Vale Regional Safeguarding Board are in the process of organising National Safeguarding Week, which is designed to raise awareness about safeguarding, and which will take place from16th to 20th November. Read more

Welsh Blood Service

The Welsh Blood Service have set up regional donation hubs, therefore your regular place of donation may no longer be available and you may have to travel further than normally. Read more

Goldies Christmas Singalongs

If your group, organisation or charity is planning an online Christmas party you might be interested in us joining you to bring some laughter and Christmas cheer to the party. Please do get in touch if you would like us to help.  Read more

Cardiff Hubs events website

The Cardiff Hubs events website was launched recently. Read more

Adult Safeguarding Duty to report Adult at Risk forms

New Adult Safeguarding Duty to report Adult at Risk forms for the region have been approved and are on the Safeguarding Board’s website. Read more

Sylw – Wales Council of the Blind’s newsletter

The latest copy of Sylw is now available. Read more

Physical activity & sport system across Cardiff and the Vale of Survey

Thank you to everyone who has completed the survey so far, your responses are very much appreciated. To get the most out of the survey, we’ve extended the deadline until Friday 13th November. We would be very grateful if you could find 10minutes in your busy schedules to complete the survey and encourage as many people within your network to respond. Read more

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Sustainable surgery team recognised for their work across anaesthesia and cataract surgery

The climate crisis is a threat not just to the planet but to the health of each and every one of us. Welsh Government declared a climate emergency in April 2019 and Health Boards across Wales are required to consider the negative environmental impact of the services they provide. Read more

New role to support joint research between Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

A new role to support joint research between Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has been announced. Read more

Cardiff and Vale UHB innovates in energy-efficient healthcare

The Capital, Estates and Facilities team are at the forefront of reducing Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s environmental impact by utilising innovative sustainable design and new technology. Read more

People with ‘Long COVID’ Encouraged to Access Keeping Me Well Website

In light of post-COVID syndrome being confirmed as a recognised condition, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is encouraging people who are struggling in their recovery from COVID-19 to visit its new Keeping Me Well online rehabilitation resource. Read more

It makes sense

November is Sensory Loss Awareness Month, a time when we would normally take part in the ‘It Makes Sense’ campaign. Due to the pandemic, the campaign will look a little different this year. Read more

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board formally leaves Ysbyty Calon Y Ddraig, Dragon’s Heart Hospital

After 205 days, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) has formally left Ysbyty Calon Y Ddraig, Dragon’s Heart Hospital. The hospital will now complete its decommissioning plan to allow for the reinstatement of the Principality Stadium. Read more

Health & Wellbeing

New online tool aims to ensure that those most in need get support during pandemic

The COVID Response Map Wales highlights areas where there are higher numbers of people who are vulnerable to COVID-19, as well as areas where there may be less community support available. Read more

Welsh Government News

World Health Organization and Welsh Government commit to achieve better health for all

A new agreement between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Welsh Government has been launched, cementing Wales’s commitment to working more closely with the international organisation to tackle health equity and ensuring prosperity for all. Read more

Wales introduces stricter isolation requirements to people travelling from Denmark

The Welsh Government has confirmed it will be introducing stricter isolation requirements for people travelling from Denmark to Wales from 4am (Saturday 7 November). Read more

Wales Chief Medical Officer welcomes encouraging vaccine news but urges us all to continue to ‘stay safe’

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales has welcomed the news that a COVID-19 vaccine could be ready this year but has warned “that these are very early days”. Read more


Small Grants Scheme for Vale of Glamorgan Groups

GVS, with thanks to funding from Comic Relief, is administering a small grants scheme to help voluntary groups in the Vale of Glamorgan. Small grants are available up to a maximum of £500. Read more

Track 2000 Covid Support Grant

If you are a registered small-medium size Charity, community voluntary group or small social enterprise and based in Cardiff, Newport and Vale of Glamorgan (please note projects/organisations not based in these areas will not eligible), with an income of £500,000 or less, we can fund your project/organisation with up to £15,000 for revenue costs, either for new front line staff or vital resources. Read more

Substance Misuse Funding available

Funding opportunity available for Substance Misuse Services across Cardiff and Vale. Read more

Training & Events

Touch Trust – Shorts Professional Development Sessions

Winter and Spring sessions for People Working Creatively in Care and Support Read more

British Liver Trust Wales hosting a ‘Thinking about Drinking’ virtual awareness event

As part of Alcohol Awareness week this November, the British Liver Trust Wales and Scotland teams are hosting a ‘Thinking about Drinking’ virtual awareness event on Tuesday 17th November at 11am – 12:30pm. Read more


Care & Repair Cardiff and The Vale Job Vacancy for a Caseworker

Would you like to be part of a successful and motivated team helping older people remain living independently in their own homes? Care & Repair Cardiff and the Vale is a registered Charity which exists to support older people living in Cardiff and the Vale to repair, adapt and maintain their homes to enable them to live as independently as possible with increased safety, security, warmth and comfort. We are currently seeking: Caseworker Read more

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