Vale Health, Social Care & Wellbeing ebulletin 16.9.2020

Vale of Glamorgan news

Advance Notice of GVS Annual General Meeting and Nomination to Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) Board of Trustees

The GVS Annual General Meeting will be held online via ZOOM on Wednesday, 4th November 2020 10.00am to 11.00am. 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

Age Cymru working with national older people’s organisations

Branch-focused organisations established in the 1930s. Membership is made up of local pensioners’ social groups, which are organised into regions. Affiliation fees are based on the number of members in the group. Each region sends representatives to the Executive Committee meetings (usually held in Aberdare). Read more

Carers Trust South East Wales survey for unpaid carers

We have just launched our largest ever consultation with unpaid carers. Read more

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Black Lives Matter in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board – A Callout for Artists

The Black Lives Matter movement has highlighted to us all the issues and barriers faced everyday here and abroad by our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) patients, colleagues and friends. It has also drawn our attention to the many ways in which we need to continue to progress and change to remove these barriers. Read more

Community Midwives win Team Award

Community Midwives from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) have won the Wales and South West England Maternity and Midwifery Festival Team Award. Read more

Name Change for Community Child Health Directorate

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is pleased to announce a new name for the Community Child Health Directorate. From 1st October the Community Child Health Directorate will be known as ‘Children, Young People and Family Health Services’. Read more

Barclays Donates 20 iPads to Support Wellbeing of NHS Staff in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has received a donation of 20 new iPads from Barclays to support the health and wellbeing of its staff. Read more

Health & Wellbeing

Public Health Wales statement on Data breach

Public Health Wales regrets to announce that there has been a data breach involving the personally identifiable data of Welsh residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

Welsh Government News

Businesses urged to prepare for NHS COVID-19 app

Businesses across Wales and England like pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas, are being encouraged to have NHS QR code posters visible on entry, so customers who have downloaded the new NHS COVID-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check-in. Read more

Winter plan for health and social services in Wales published

Health Minister, Vaughn Gething, has today (15 September) set-out the preparations being made by health and social services in Wales for the great challenges they face this winter. Read more

News from the BBC

Coronavirus: Monoclonal antibodies to begin UK trial

A new antibody treatment is to be trialled on Covid-19 patients in UK hospitals. Read more

Covid-safe mask for ENT procedures offered to NHS for free

A protective device against coronavirus for at-risk doctors is to be provided free to the NHS. 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

Barry Town Council launches £150,000 Covid-19 Recovery Fund

Barry Town Council has committed £150,000 to a Covid-19 Recovery Fund to support a more Resilient Barry. At a meeting of Full Council held on 29 July 2020, Councillors unanimously agreed to repurpose a number of existing budget headings and use money from reserves to launch the fund directed at independent traders, local businesses and community groups based in Barry. Read more


Learning Disability Wales are looking for a new Chair

We want Wales to be the best Country for people with a learning disability to live, learn and work’ and we are looking for a Chair of our Board of Trustees to help us achieve this. Read more

Training & Events

Creative Wellbeing Group – Are you feeling stressed, low or anxious?

Join us draw, write, paint, take photos, relax, join us for a cup of tea in a friendly and supportive environment. Learn wellbeing skills, have a go at creative writing, arts, crafts, photography…. No experience necessary Read more

Glamorgan Voluntary Services 

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

  • Individuals offering to help their local community
  • Voluntary and Community groups developing their own contingency plans
  • Public Sector partners seeking the best way to access safe, coordinated voluntary and community-based support for the Residents of the Vale of Glamorgan.

In our role as the County Voluntary Council for the Vale of Glamorgan we are concentrating our efforts on being the conduit between support offered and support needed, whilst supporting organisations, some newly formed, with their governance and planning.  All staff are currently working from home so please bear with us.

Volunteering enquiries and Development, Funding and Health & Social Care enquiries
Please access the Volunteering in Wales website for individuals to register interest in volunteering opportunities

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