Vale Health Social Care & Wellbeing ebulletin 4.6.2020

Vale of Glamorgan news
The Staff team at GVS are currently fielding many responses and queries Read more
Bro Radio, the community radio station for the Vale of Glamorgan, is excited to announce that industry regulator OFCOM, has approved plans for the station to improve and extend its FM coverage in 2020. The plans will not only see the station boost its existing FM coverage in Barry, but also launch a brand new frequency, 100.2fm, for listeners in and around Llantwit Major. 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
Disability Wales have put together this information on the Corona Virus to help those with a learning disability. It has information on things to do at home, easy read guides on the virus and how to stay healthy. There are links to various websites with more information. Read more
HWW website provides links to COVID-19 related advice for employers and employees/ individuals with a specific section for critical workers Read more
Scope are excited to inform you about our new service Working on Wellbeing, which is being delivered in partnership with The Legacy International Group. This welsh government funded project aims to support unemployed disabled people into work, volunteering or further training. Read more
The Wales Carers Alliance is an alliance of Welsh charities that exists to uphold unpaid carers rights and champion the voice of carers across Wales. The Alliance has written a letter to Welsh Government to highlight the key issues and concerns carers have raised which have been caused by the impact of coronavirus. Read more
We have a new telephone befriending service called Tele-friends here at Tenovus Cancer Care. We have trained volunteers who will give weekly uplifting phone calls for those who are affected by cancer. Read more
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is distributing 300 new tablet devices to wards throughout its hospitals to help ‘digitally excluded’ patients contact the loved ones unable to visit them. Read more
Welsh Government
Critical care has played a crucial – and often life-saving – role in the treatment of people who have been seriously ill after contracting coronavirus in Wales. Read more
Health & Wellbeing
Information from Public Heath Wales Read more
Nearly three quarters of people (73 per cent) still feel the restrictions in place in Wales to control coronavirus are about right. Most people feel cautious about changes with 90 per cent of those surveyed during the week 11-17 May thinking it should be more than three weeks before schools reopen. Read more
Nationwide research project (HEBECO study) on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more
Three quarters of Welsh nurses and midwives surveyed feel they have a rewarding career, and over two thirds were enthusiastic about their job – but many shared the workplace and financial pressures they face. Read more
Wales will play a vital role in finding a way out of the coronavirus pandemic when the next phase of a UK-led study is announced today (May 22nd). Read more
Being a parent can be tough. Being a parent on lockdown is tougher still. Public Health Wales is offering all parents, parents-to-be, grandparents and carer-givers free access to a series of online courses designed to help them understand the development and emotional milestones of their children, covering everything from pre-birth to late teens.  Read more
Feelings of anxiety and isolation during Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are more common in Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) residents in Wales, according to findings released by Public Health Wales. Read more
The coronavirus outbreak has had a dramatic effect on the third sector, forcing certain services to cease and placing enormous strain on others that continue to run. In response to this crisis, a number of funding bodies have set up grants to support organisations that find themselves impacted. For convenience, GVS has collated some of these funding opportunities into a single page. Read more
GVS, with thanks to funding from Welsh Government is now administering a small grants scheme for Community Centres and Village Halls in the Vale of Glamorgan to assist them in getting ready for opening as the lockdown gradually eases. Read more

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