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Vale of Glamorgan news

Council to invest £4.5 million in provision for its most vulnerable learners

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet has approved plans for a new £4.5 million building that will accommodate some of the County’s most vulnerable learners. Read more

Vale 50+ Strategy Forum March bulletin

The March 2021 edition of the Vale 50+ Strategy Forum’s monthly bulletin is now available. Read more

Voluntary Sector news

Are you an Armed Forces Veteran?

It’s always good to have someone in your corner, especially where your physical and mental health are concerned. The South Glamorgan Community Health Council can amplify your voice to the NHS. Read more

Wales Council of the Blind – latest news

The latest Sylw bulletin is now available Read more

South Glamorgan Community Health Council Briefing

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

Free “No Cold Calling” stickers for vulnerable people

Statistics show that older people and people with a disability are a target of conmen and fraudulent traders. Read more

Healthy Working Wales February E-Bulletin

Welcome to our February e-bulletin from the Healthy Working Wales Team. Each month, we produce and distribute our e-bulletin to bring you the latest workplace health news, including Covid-19 guidance Read more

Social Care Wales: Understanding the role and impact of the third sector: – final survey

The implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 has meant very significant changes in the way social services are planned, commissioned and delivered Read more

Meet the Funder – Children in Need

Meet the Funder – Children in Need. Find out more about the funding opportunities available to the sector, including what the current funding priorities are. Read more

Home Instead – Quarterly Newsletter

The latest newsletter is now available Read more

Citizens Advice Cardiff and Vale Directory

The latest version of the Citizens Advice Cardiff and Vale Service Directory is now available that may be of use when supporting your service users across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. 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

Appointment of Deputy Medical Director – C&V UHB

Dr Stuart Walker, Executive Medical Director, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Meriel Jenney as Deputy Medical Director. Read more

The Future of Vascular Services in South East Wales

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board alongside Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Powys Teaching Health Board is pleased to officially launch a new public engagement for the proposed establishment of a Vascular Services Network for South East Wales. Read more

#HelpUsHelpYou – Clare Landells

As part of our #Helpushelpyou campaign, we will be highlighting a series of staff case studies to highlight how our employees are going above and beyond to ensure patient safety and care during this difficult time, and how we can all help to keep each other safe. Read more

A round up of GP practice vaccination activity – 25.02.21

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

All hospital grounds in Cardiff & Vale Area to go Smoke Free

From today, 1st March 2021, 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

New Space Ward Mural is Out of This World

A new bilingual mural has been installed on Space Ward at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales to help encourage Welsh speaking patients feel comfortable using their chosen language on the ward. Read more

Art forms the heart of new Cardiff and Vale eating disorder support website

To mark Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Cardiff and Vale Adult Eating Disorders Service has launched a new website to support people living with eating disorders. Read more

Staff Recognised for Contribution to Welsh Language

Three members of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board staff have received recognition for their efforts to promote the Welsh language. Read more

Press Release – Resilience Project Pioneers Mental Health Support

A pioneering project to support the mental health of children and young people, who may have suffered adverse childhood experiences, is being piloted in Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan. Read more

Future Clinical Services Engagement Event

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

Video Consultations Enhancing Endoscopy Service

An innovative use of video consultations at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is being piloted, aiming to speed up second opinions for endoscopy procedures.  Read more

Managing working in a Hospital environment while keeping my family safe

Colleen Eley (22) from Cardiff, graduated with a law degree from the University of Bristol in August 2020. She joined CAVUHB as a Personal Assistant in Administration in November. 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

Public Health Wales report analyses inequalities in COVID-19 vaccination uptake in Wales

Public Health Wales has produced a report analysing inequalities in coverage of COVID-19 vaccination by sex, socioeconomic deprivation and ethnic group. Read more

New Report Confirms People with Learning Disabilities at Increased Risk of Death from CORONAVIRUS

A new report published today (25.2.21) by Improvement Cymru, part of Public Health Wales, suggests that people in Wales with learning disabilities, are more likely to die from Coronavirus than the rest of the population. Read more

Public Health Wales latest statement on Novel Coronavirus

Statement: Updated at 12pm on Sunday 28 February 2021 Dr Eleri Davies, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “It was one year ago today, on 28 February 2020 that the first case of Coronavirus was announced in Wales. Read more

Adult Rare Disease Register starts in Wales

The 28 February is rare disease day and we’d like to mark this by announcing the establishment of an Adult Rare Disease Register in Wales as part of the Public Health Wales COVID response. Read more

Week 46: ‘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

Launching a new Resource Platform for Care Home and Domiciliary Staff to ensure easy access to vital, up-to-date information

Improvement Cymru’s Care Home Cymru team, Public Health Wales and Welsh Government launch a new online Resource Platform today for Care Home and Domiciliary Staff today. Read more

Welsh Government News

‘Real’ wait times for cancer services in Wales published

More accurate waiting time figures showing the real time it takes from suspicion of cancer through to treatment are being published today (Thursday 18 January). Read more

Vaccine rollout Group 6: Guidance links – unpaid carers/people with a learning disability

New guidance was published yesterday with regards to unpaid carers and people with a learning disability. Read more

Ban on smoking on hospital grounds comes into force in Wales

Smoke-free legislation making it illegal to smoke on hospital grounds comes into force in Wales today (1 March). Read more

National Welfare Benefit Take-up Campaign

According to recent research, we know that there are thousands of people in Wales who are not yet claiming the benefits that they are entitled to. The Welsh Government have launched an integrated communications campaign to encourage people to check and claim the benefits Read more

News from the BBC

Child heart transplants: Record year for new-style operations

Two UK hospitals have teamed up to offer a novel type of heart-transplant service for children, reducing waiting times for the life-saving operations. Read more

Covid: Learning disability vaccine change ‘best news ever’

A change to prioritise people on the GP learning disability register for a Covid vaccine is “the best news ever”, the mother of a 35-year-old man who needs round-the-clock care says. Read more

Covid vaccine being tested in patients with low immunity

People with low immunity due to health conditions, including cancer, are being recruited to a study to urgently find out if coronavirus vaccines will still offer them high protection. Read more

Training, Workshops & Events

Improve your skills through GVS’ support – Free and low cost training!

Being a Trustee – The Essentials; How to organise and run a virtual AGM (Annual General Meeting); Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers; An Introduction to Data Protection (including GDPR); Zoom Essentials; An Introduction to Social Media; How to Organise and Run an Effective Virtual Board Meeting; How to use Twitter workshop Read more

Social Care Wales’s 2021 Residential Children’s Care Conference

We are delighted to invite you to Social Care Wales’s 2021 Residential Children’s Care Conference. This is a free, online event held on Thursday 18th March 9:30am-12:30pm. Read more

Join Carers Wales for their webinar on 18th March

Carers Wales would like to invite you to our forthcoming webinar on 18th March, from 10.30-11.30am. We will be giving an overview of Carers Wales’ work in supporting working carers, unpaid carers who are balancing a caring role with paid work. Read more

Upcoming calendar of events for Leonard Cheshire

Leonard Cheshire have some events coming up. They are centred around our manifesto asks for the upcoming Senedd Election, and will have the opportunity for disabled people to ask Welsh politicians questions on a range of topics. Read more

Sharing the Learning Workshop 24th March 2021

The Jewish History Association of South Wales received a Coronavirus Recovery Grant for Volunteering from the Welsh Government. The aim of this 10-week-long project is to develop a strategic plan for sustainable volunteering and an effective volunteering infrastructure. We are organising a workshop to share our learning and are inviting all interested organisations and community groups across Wales to join us. Read more


Seeking Mental Health Peer Researcher- Short Term (2 month ) Contract

Deadline for applications: Friday 12th March 11am Interviews: Monday 15th March (afternoon) Read more


Groups invited to apply for the Mayor’s Foundation Grant Fund

The Vale of Glamorgan Mayor’s Foundation Grant Fund is inviting applications from Community Groups, the Voluntary Sector and not for profit organisations. Groups can apply for grants between £100 and £250 to help support the work of voluntary and charitable organisations within the Vale of Glamorgan. Read more

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