Vale Health, Social Care & Wellbeing ebulletin 15.10.2020

Vale of Glamorgan news

Book your place at our virtual AGM, support GVS & hear about our work

Glamorgan Voluntary Services’ (GVS) Annual General Meeting will be an opportunity to hear about the important work we’ve undertaken to support the local Third Sector whilst working with key partners to empower people, inspire excellence and strengthen communities. The AGM will be held online via ZOOM on Wednesday, 4th November 2020 from 10.00am to 11.00am. Read more

Have you received funding support from GVS in 2020?

If your organisation has benefitted from Glamorgan Voluntary Services’ (GVS) Funding Service and you were successful with the grant application we would love to hear from you. Read more

Vale of Glamorgan Council issues warning over TTP scams

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has warned residents that bogus communications purporting to be from Public Health Wales’ (PHW) Test, Trace and Protect service are circulating Read more

Bro Radio continues supporting local groups across the County

Bro Radio, the local community radio station for the Vale of Glamorgan is continuing to provide free opportunities to local groups to promote their work to listeners and readers across the County. As well as providing 120 hours of volunteer led radio each week – the station also has the largest social media following of any media organisation based in the County, with over 30,000 readers accessing local news and information via its website every month. Read more

Virtual Coffee Mornings

Woody’s Lodge hold a virtual coffee morning every Tuesday and Thursday via Zoom. Read more

Voluntary Sector news

Finance Committee launches consultation

The Finance Committee has launched its consultation on Welsh Government’s draft Budget priorities for 2021-22. WCVA is keen to hear from as many sector voices as possible in drafting its response. We have created this survey based on the consultation questions. It would be great to hear your thoughts on how the upcoming draft Budget can support the sector in the next financial year – a year which is likely to be critical for the sector. Please take a look at the survey and answer as many questions as you feel relevant to you and your organisation. Read more

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

Looking to promote your new COVID-19 group, services or organisation?

Dewis Cymru is an online website that contains useful information on various health and wellbeing services in your local area. It is essential to keep updated with the latest information and showcase your new COVID-19 secure services. Read more

Free counselling for people struggling with their mental health due to covid-19

We are thrilled to announce that counselling and wellbeing centre Breathe is offering free counselling to people anywhere in the UK who have been affected by Covid-19. Read more

Re-engaging with your Community: Older People in Wales (Online event)

This event will involve a range of organisations across Wales, guest speakers and time for older people to share their ideas, barriers and hopes when accessing their communities in the future. Read more

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Launch of Digital Consultation for University Hospital Llandough

Down to Earth is delighted to launch this bi-lingual, interactive event centred around how we can transform the beautiful, outdoor space located in the grounds of the hospital. Read more

Staff Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is delighted to announce that a number of staff have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Read more

Health & Wellbeing

Three ways to access healthcare in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan – did you know there’s three ways to access healthcare? Read more

The Queen’s Birthday Honours: Public Health Wales

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours, we are delighted to say that the following staff from Public Health Wales have been made Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for efforts in the COVID-19 response: Dr Eleri Davies, Head of Healthcare Associated Infection, Antimicrobial Resistance and Prescribing Programme (HARP), Public Health Wales Dr Robin Howe, Professional Lead Consultant in Microbiology, Public Health Wales Gail Lusardi, Nurse Consultant, Public Health Wales Dr Catherine Moore, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Wales Specialist Virology Centre, and Head of Molecular Service Development, Public Health Wales Read more

Welsh Government News

First Minister strengthens ministerial health team

First Minister Mark Drakeford has today further strengthened the Welsh Government’s response to coronavirus by realigning key ministerial portfolios. 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


Vacancies at Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board are recruiting a new Vice Chair and Independent Member. Read more

Vacancy at Bawso

Bawso is currently recruiting for a Financial Controller. Closing date is 25th October 2020 Read more

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