Vale Health, Social Care & Wellbeing ebulletin 21.1.2021

Vale of Glamorgan news
GVS and CF61 are very pleased to be supporting the local community by hosting Llantwit Major and Coastal Vale Medical Practice as they start their Covid vaccination clinics from our CF61 centre. Please wait for the surgery to contact you as they work through the priority list given to them by Public Health Wales. Read more
The ReBUILD project is able to continue to offer their Fareshare Cymru food distribution service from the CF61 community centre in Llantwit Major during current Covid restrictions. The service is run by staff and volunteers on a Thursday 1-2pm with full Covid compliance for visitor safety. Fareshare food is available to all. Read more

Voluntary Sector news

Carers Trust South East Wales (CTSEW) will be offering a range of additional mental health and wellbeing support, available free of charge for carers of all ages across south east Wales until the end of March 2021. Read more
Carers Wales are delighted and excited to announce our very first dedicated virtual wellbeing day which will be held on the 29th January 2021. Read more
The [email protected] service is a light-touch resettlement service aimed at individuals aged 65+. We support older adults who are at risk of hospital admittance or who are returning home on discharge from hospital for a maximum of 14 days. Read more
Help Home Instead Senior Care Cardiff and Bring Joy Foundation to support vulnerable older people in 2021. Your donation will help our local community groups keep seniors happy, healthy and connected in 2021 and beyond. Read more
Sylw, the latest bulletin from Wales Council of the Blind, I snow available Read more
The “Back in Time for Me” campaign was designed to raise awareness of a person’s dementia journey, as it currently affects around 50 million people across the world today. Read more
For the last three years, Measuring the Mountain has been gathering people’s experiences of using care and support services, or of being an unpaid carer, to understand more about what things are like for people day-to-day. Read more
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
New figures show that emergency departments within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board remain under huge pressure. Read more
As a Health Board, our aim is to vaccinate as many eligible people as quickly and as safely as possible. We are following the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) priority groups and have plans in place working closely with our partners to vaccinate the top four priority groups in the first instance Read more
Towerhill Care Home in Penarth became the first care home in the Vale to have all residents and staff vaccinated last week. Towerhill is home to 14 residents. Read more
We are inviting you to tell us about pharmacy services in your area. This is to help us plan for services for our patients now and in the future to make sure they meet your needs, using a process called a ‘pharmaceutical needs assessment’. Read more
Cardiff and Vale Recovery & Wellbeing College is excited to announce the launch of its Spring Term Prospectus, offering 17 free courses on a range of mental health and wellbeing topics. Read more
Health & Wellbeing
Public Health Wales has produced information regarding the vaccine which is available on their website. Read more
Dr Eleri Davies, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “The number of positive Coronavirus cases remains extremely high in Wales Read more
Coronavirus Information and Advice Read more
Mental health services across Wales have remained available throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with measures in place to reduce transmission of the virus and keep you, your loved ones and our staff safe. Read more
The results of the latest ‘How Are We Doing in Wales’ public engagement survey have been released by Public Health Wales. Read more
A very Happy New Year from the Healthy Working Wales Team! This bulletin brings you the latest healthy work place health news, including Covid 19 guidance. Read more
Welsh Government News
The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, today gave thanks to the brilliant, kind people from all backgrounds throughout Wales who are volunteering to help communities face lockdown together. Read more
Wales’s healthcare workforce are coming “together as one” to ensure Wales’ COVID-19 vaccination programme rolls out as quickly as is safe to do, the Health Minister has said. Read more
Introducing a new Welsh Government funded project – Dangos. Tens of millions of pounds in benefits and other help currently goes unclaimed in Wales. That’s money which can make a real difference in families’ lives and their futures. Read more
The transmission of the coronavirus in Wales is at high levels and new restrictions have been introduced to reduce the rate of transmission. These restrictions apply because Wales is subject to Alert Level 4 rules. Read more
A COVID recovery app has been launched today (20 January) as part of wider support on offer for people experiencing the longer term effects of coronavirus. Read more
The Welsh Government has published a White Paper consultation- Rebalancing care and support; a consultation on improving social care arrangements and strengthening partnership working to better support people’s well-being. Read more
A further £250k has been announced to help unpaid carers in Wales cope with the financial pressures of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
News from the BBC
Just under a quarter of over 80s in Wales have been given their first dose of coronavirus vaccine, according to figures from Public Health Wales. Read more
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
Training & Events
Carers Wales are delighted and excited to announce our very first dedicated virtual wellbeing day which will be held on the 29th January 2021. Read more
The network is suitable for staff that provide or commission support services such as: project support staff Read more
Vacancies for Housing Law Caseworkers Read more
Vacancy for a Primary Prevention Project Worker. Deadline for applications is 9am 1st February 2021. Read more
This role offers the opportunity to support the work of WAMES, the Welsh charity which represents and supports people affected by the neurological condition of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Read more

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