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Vale of Glamorgan news

Vale of Glamorgan Volunteers Survey – win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers!

Have you volunteered for an organisation or COVID-19 Support Group during the COVID-19 crisis? If so, your feedback would be valued and by completing our small eight question survey you will be entered into our prize draw to win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers. This survey is open to people who have volunteered during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Vale of Glamorgan. Read more

Vale of Glamorgan Council Information for Carers

Are you a carer? Our Community Support Team has gathered information about organisations and services, community support, education resources, transport, work and volunteering, health and wellbeing, activities and the Integrated Autism ServiceRead more

Voluntary Sector news

Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale Vale of Glamorgan Shopping Service

Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale has capacity for new referrals to the shopping service. Read more

Wales Council of the Blind – latest news

The latest Sylw Bulletin is now available Read more

Free sight loss awareness raising sessions

Sight Cymru are running free raising awareness sessions for those who want to make their organisation accessible to people with sight loss. Read more

South Glamorgan Community Health Council Third Sector Briefing

The South Glamorgan Community Health Council Third Sector Briefing is now available Read more

Carers Wales dedicated virtual wellbeing day

Carers Wales are hosting a full day of activities to support the mindfulness and wellbeing of unpaid carers on Saturday 27th February 2021. Read more

Outdoor Activities Consultation

Following a successful project to improve the employability prospects of over 500 disadvantaged young people, through learning outdoors and at sea, the Challenge Wales charity is now looking to build on this and develop a new project on its sail training vessels; Challenge Wales | Wales’ Tall Ship and Adventure Wales as well as ashore. Read more

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Call CAV 24/7 before attending A&E and consider your local NHS services for mild ailments this winter

New figures show that emergency departments within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board remain under huge pressure. Read more

Changes to smoking guidelines at all hospitals in Cardiff & Vale

All hospital grounds in Cardiff and Vale Health Board Area to go Smoke-Free from 1st March People living across Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board area are being reminded that today marks just two weeks until hospital grounds become smoke-free. Read more

Cardiff and Vale Mass Vaccination Programme hits target for priority groups 1-4

Everybody in JCVI priority groups 1-4 in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan have been offered their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as part of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s Mass Vaccination Programme. Read more

Meet the ‘Staff Behind the Mask’- Sharon Beatty

We’re introducing you to ‘Staff Behind The Mask’, a series which promotes the work of our Health Board employees who are going above and beyond to help with our mass vaccination programme. Read more

A round up of GP practice vaccination activity – 17.02.21

Each week, we focus on the work that GP practices across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are achieving as part of our Covid-19 mass vaccination programme with a round-up update. Read more

Health & Wellbeing

Covid-19 vaccination information

Public Health Wales has produced information regarding the vaccine which is available on their website. Read more


Coronavirus Information and Advice Read more

Latest Public Health Wales statement on Coronavirus

Statement: Updated at 12pm on Sunday 14 February 2021 from Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales Read more

Week 44: ‘How Are We Doing in Wales’ public engagement survey results

The results of the latest ‘How Are We Doing in Wales’ public engagement survey have been released by Public Health Wales. Read more

Update: South African variant cases in Wales

Public Health Wales is today confirming four additional cases of the South African variant of Coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number to 17. Read more

Welsh Government News

First major vaccination programme milestone achieved

First Minister Mark Drakeford today praised the thousands of NHS staff and volunteers vaccinating people for their phenomenal effort as the first milestone in Wales’ vaccination programme was reached. Read more

Welsh Government invest over £10m to fund 84 new ambulances

The Welsh Ambulance Service (WAST) will receive 84 new operational vehicles thanks to a £10.9M investment from the Welsh Government. Read more

News from the BBC

Covid-19: World’s first human trials given green light in UK

Healthy, young volunteers will be infected with coronavirus to test vaccines and treatments in the world’s first Covid-19 “human challenge” study, which will take place in the UK. Read more

Commercial TV channels unite to screen Covid vaccine myth-busting video

A star-filled video urging people from ethnic minority communities to get the Covid vaccine will be shown across the UK’s main commercial TV channels later. Read more

Training & Events

GVS serves organisations with FREE training and briefing sessions

Free sessions include – An Introduction to Data Protection (including GDPR), Being a Trustee, How To Organise a Virtual AGM, Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers and How To Organise & Run An Effective Virtual Board Meeting Read more


This advanced safeguarding course runs on the 23 & 24 March (on Zoom) and is aimed at DSP’s working in Wales across all sectors including education and the voluntary sector. Read more


Vacancy at YMCA Cardiff

We are pleased to be recruiting for an exciting new Project. This post is part of the national Y’s Girls Mentoring Programme and will involve working closely with colleagues in YMCA England & Wales.  The closing date for application is Friday 19th February 2021Read more

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