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Vale Health Social Care & Wellbeing ebulletin 18.3.2021

Vale of Glamorgan news
In December 2020, the Welsh Government announced that it would be increasing the value of the Healthy Start vouchers in Wales from £3.10 a week to £4.25 to provide support with nutritional intake amongst children and families on low incomes. This increase will come into effect in April and will coincide with the digitisation of the scheme across the UK. But what exactly is Healthy Start? And how does it benefit families in Wales? Read more
The latest newsletter from Barry Hospital is now available Read more
Be the first to hear what’s on, what’s new, and about special offers on venue hire Read more
The Vale of Glamorgan Council with Motion Control Dance to provide FREE sessions for residents aged 60+ Read more
You may be aware that Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) are visiting the Vale of Glamorgan Council (VOGC) to conduct an assurance check week commencing 22nd March. Read more

Voluntary Sector news

Dewis Cymru is an online website that contains useful information on various health and wellbeing services in your local area. Dewis Cymru is free and easy to register online. Read more
We are really interested in how you best manage your MS and how MS Society Cymru can support you in the future. We’d love to know more about your experiences, ideas and challenges so that we can identify opportunities to improve self-management and support services in Wales. Read more
The latest updates and news from Wales Council of the Blind is now available Read more
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Shaping Our Future Clinical Services Engagement Event for Third Sector Organisations Cardiff and Vale University Health Board wants to start a conversation about the need to transform clinical services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Read more
In order to continue to provide high-quality, safe and sustainable care for the future, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) believes it needs to change the way a number of its clinical services are delivered. Read more
People living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan can now have a free coronavirus test if they have any of a wider range of symptoms. Read more
The coronavirus pandemic has positively highlighted the wide variety of NHS services available for public access and introduced new ways as a result. Read more
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
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. We’ve pulled some of the key milestones achieved by the practices. Read more
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
Take part in the Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS), because your experience of Covid-19 matters. Read more
On 6th March 2021, the first three cleft lip and palate surgeries took place at Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff. Read more
Three Vale of Glamorgan schools have recently been recognised for good practice in promoting the health and well-being of children, staff and families. Read more
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
Public Health Wales has produced information regarding the vaccine which is available on their website. Read more
Coronavirus Information and Advice Read more
In 2019-20, Public Health Wales investigated 52 formal complaints under our Putting Things Right procedure, a small decrease of seven from 59 last year. Read more
The latest statement updated at 12pm on Sunday 14 March 2021 from Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales
The results of the latest ‘How Are We Doing in Wales’ public engagement survey have been released by Public Health Wales.  Read more
Published today (15 March, 2021), a study from Public Health Wales, which looks at the evidence from mass testing in Merthyr Tydfil and the Cynon Valley, suggests that households are the most significant source of infection, while working in the hospitality sector or visiting the pub are also significant risks. Read more
Welsh Government News
People who are or have recently experienced homelessness in Wales are to be offered a COVID vaccination as part of priority group 6, Health Minister Vaughan Gething has confirmed. Read more
More than £6.5million is being invested in combatting obesity and diabetes in Wales, in a bid to support those most likely to be severely affected by the pandemic. Read more
The Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething has today announced over £9m in funding to create new academies designed to support the next generation of leaders within Wales’ health and care sector. Read more
ID cards for young carers to help easily identify themselves as having a caring role are launching across 11 local authorities today to coincide with Young Carers’ Action Day. Read more
A written statement has been published regarding the changes to the advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) after the 31st March. The Chief Medical Officer has recommended that the advice to the clinically extremely vulnerable to follow shielding measures (to not attend work or school outside the home) should be paused after the 31st March. Read more
The Welsh Government will fund a bonus payment for NHS and social care staff to recognise their extraordinary contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Minister has announced today (Wednesday 17 March). Read more
A new five year plan set to revolutionise hospital pharmacy services in Wales has been agreed by the Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething. Read more
News from the BBC
A simple skin-swab test could be used to help diagnose the degenerative brain condition Parkinson’s disease, UK scientists say. Read more
Women have felt more anxious, depressed and lonely than men during the first year of the pandemic, according to Office for National Statistics data. Read more
UK scientists have discovered a key inflammatory protein that rises in the blood of patients with severe Covid-19. Read more
Scientists from UK Biobank have embarked on a major study to determine Covid-19’s long-term health impacts. Read more
Vacancies
Salary: £12,000 (based on £20,000FTE) Hours of work: 21 hours per week supported by flexible working You’ll need to apply by the 28th March. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a Teams interview from week commencing 29th March Read more

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