Vale Health, Social Care & Wellbeing ebulletin 10.7.2020

Vale of Glamorgan news

Supporting Older People in the Vale Third Sector Preventative Interventions Fund 2020 – Covid-19

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. This is a revenue only fund. Read more

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) enquiries

The Staff team at GVS are currently fielding many responses and queries Read more

Voluntary Sector news

Directory of Third Sector Services

This briefing provides information about third sector front line services, and helplines, which can support people during the Covid-19 crisis. It also includes information about other services and community hubs.  Please note that this briefing is for health, social care and third sector staff. Read more

Dementia Connect Support Line

Alzheimer’s Society is here for everyone affected by dementia. Read more

Men’s Sheds Cymru – Wellbeing and Community Inclusion Survey

Men’s Sheds Cymru have been working to help establish and develop Men’s Sheds throughout Wales since 2014. During this time, the Men’s Sheds movement in Wales has grown from 0 to almost 70 groups. Read more

Together for Mental Health Delivery Plan – Youth Friendly and Plain English Versions

Together for Mental Health Delivery Plan – Youth Friendly and Plain English Versions Here are some user friendly versions of the Together for Mental Health 2019-22 delivery plan, which may be useful as quick reference guides or in sharing with stakeholders. Read more

Impact of COVID-19 on the BAME Community and Voluntary Sector in Wales – New Survey Commissioned by EYST Wales

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has had a significant impact on BAME individuals, and we are also starting to acknowledge the impact on the community and voluntary sector in the UK, including here in Wales Read more

Information Sheets for Triage Tool

Our new website triage tool which will help Welsh citizens find advice and support for their individual circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic is now live. Read more

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

New artwork for Wales and Africa Programme

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing team recently completed a project which highlights the work of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board staff in collaboration with partner organisations and Welsh Government on the Wales and Africa Programme. Read more

West Quay Medical Centre is shortlisted for the 2020 HSJ Patient Safety awards

West Quay Medical Centre is delighted to announce that their project has been shortlisted for Quality Improvement Initiative of the Year at this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare. Read more

Welsh Government

Extra funding to support children over the summer holidays in Wales

An extra £2.6m will be invested to support children across Wales during the summer holidays, the Welsh Government announced today (Monday 6 July). Read more

Minister thanks key workers on eve of NHS’ 72nd birthday

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has written an open letter on the eve of the 72nd birthday of the NHS, reflecting on the coronavirus pandemic in Wales. Read more

Video consultation extended to pharmacy, optometry and dentistry in Wales

The Health Minister has today (Tuesday 7th July) announced that video consultation services will be extended to dental practices, opticians and community pharmacies. This follows the successful roll-out of the service in primary care, community and secondary care during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

NHS Wales organisations £470m debt written-off to help prepare for COVID-19 recovery

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has written-off the £470m owed by NHS organisations in Wales so they can focus on recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Health & Wellbeing

Nearly half of all adults in Wales remain concerned about children catching coronavirus in school and spreading it through families and communities

According to the latest national engagement survey conducted by Public Health Wales, nearly half (46 percent) of people are very or extremely concerned about children catching Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in schools and spreading it in their families and communities. 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

Carers Emergency Grant launched

Carers Trust South East Wales has set up a new emergency grants scheme for unpaid carers affected by the Coronavirus crisis. Read more

Training & Events

Learning Disability Wales Free Training

Supporting people to communicate online – 17 July 2020 Location: On-line via Zoom This is a free course. It lasts 2 hours and takes place on-line. 10.00am – 12.00pm Read more

Citizens Advice Cardiff and Vale – Universal Credit Digital Training Courses

As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, Citizens Advice Cardiff & Vale have produced a range of 90 minute courses to meet the staff development needs of the organisations that regularly use their training team. Read more



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