Vale Health Social Care & Wellbeing ebulletin 7.1.2021

Vale of Glamorgan news

Self Isolation Support Payments

Self-isolation support scheme is designed to help working people on a low income who cannot work from home and will lose earnings when told to self-isolate by the NHS Wales Test,Trace, Protect service (TTP). Read more

Survey into physical activity by the over 50’s in the Vale

Vale of Glamorgan Council Leisure Services have launched a survey for the over 50’s who live in the Vale of Glamorgan to gather information regarding their physical activity. Read more

Voluntary Sector news

Sporting Memories KIT bags and telephone circles

Sporting Memories Telephone Circles are conference-style weekly telephone calls between a volunteer facilitator and up to 6 members. This service is for members who do not have a device to access a Zoom group or for those who prefer not to use our online services. Read more

British Red Cross Support

If you’re feeling lonely or finding it difficult to access food or medication; the British Red Cross can provide support. Read more

National charities launch survey for older people looking after loved ones

Age Cymru and Carers Trust Wales want to better understand the needs of ‘hidden’ carers Age Cymru and Carers Trust Wales on Carers Rights Day (26 November) launched a Wales-wide survey as part of their partnership project funded by Welsh Government. Read more

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Cardiff and Vale UHB confirms three COVID-19 vaccination centres

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has been working in partnership with Cardiff Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council to identify centres to deliver the COVID-19 vaccinations. The mass vaccination centres will be set up in Cardiff and Vale Therapy Centre in Splott, Pentwyn Leisure Centre and Holm View Leisure Centre in Barry. Read more

Dr Fiona Jenkins recognised for services to healthcare in New Year’s Honours

Cardiff and Vale UHB is incredibly proud to announce that our Executive Director for Therapies and Health Science, Dr Fiona Jenkins, has been awarded an MBE for services to healthcare. Read more

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

COVID-19 vaccination programme update: 31st December 2020

Our COVID-19 vaccination programme is going well so far and as of 31st December 2020, we have delivered 5,500 vaccines to Cardiff and Vale UHB staff, including members of the primary care team, staff from other NHS organisations such as Welsh Ambulance, and social care staff. Read more

Introduction of video consultations prevented 150,000 miles of patient travel in 2020

More than 150,000 miles of travel to hospital has been avoided in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan following the introduction of video consultations. 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

Public Health Wales Statement on Covid 19

Statement dated Sunday 3rd January 2021 Read more

Public Health Wales Dry January Campaign

With the new year upon us, we wanted to share information about this year’s Dry January Campaign. This year, your support is more important than ever. Read more

Wales plays key role in finding safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine

The Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) following a global trial, in which Welsh participants and healthcare professionals played a key role. Read more

Vaccine study team scoops innovation award

Colleagues working on the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine study in Wales have received a MediWales innovation award in recognition of their efforts. Read more

Welsh Government News

NHS Wales chief executive Andrew Goodall praises ‘remarkable work’ of health and social care workers receiving honours

Health and social care professionals from Wales are recognised for their work in the New Year’s Honours list Read more

Welsh Government Ministers say “Anyone can feel lonely, but help and support is available”

New findings from the Welsh Government National Survey on loneliness confirms that feelings of loneliness show a strong relationship with well-being, and that lonely people reported much lower satisfaction with life. Read more

Health boards to receive additional funding to complete £17m programme of solar PV and energy efficiency schemes

Three health boards will receive more than £10m in Welsh Government funding this year and next, to install new solar energy measures and help them improve energy efficiency across their estates, resulting in carbon and financial savings. Read more


Small Grants Scheme for Vale of Glamorgan Groups

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

Engage to Change: Women in Work, 21 January

On 21 January we are holding a free online event about Women in Work. We will be sharing women’s stories about how having a job has changed their lives. There will also be information about how the Engage to Change project can support young women with a learning disability or autism to find work. Read more


Job Vacancy with Newydd – Senior Project Manager

Salary details:£44,677 to £47,028 Job term:Full Time Appointment type:Permanent Closing Date:10 January 2021 12:00 AM Interview date:21 Jan 2021 Read more

Glamorgan Voluntary Services 

The Staff team at GVS are currently fielding many responses and queries from

  • Individuals offering to help their local community
  • Voluntary and Community groups developing their own contingency plans
  • Public Sector partners seeking the best way to access safe, coordinated voluntary and community-based support for the Residents of the Vale of Glamorgan.

In our role as the County Voluntary Council for the Vale of Glamorgan we are concentrating our efforts on being the conduit between support offered and support needed, whilst supporting organisations, some newly formed, with their governance and planning.  All staff are currently working from home so please bear with us.

Volunteering enquiries and Development, Funding and Health & Social Care enquiries
Please access the Volunteering in Wales website for individuals to register interest in volunteering opportunities

The staff team are working from home, but GVS can be contacted in office hours via the following contact numbers and email addresses.  Please bear with us if you do not receive an instant response.

General Enquiries 07947 848605

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Health and Social Care Third Sector
Co-ordination 07908 514987

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Volunteering 07539 600926

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Governance and Funding 07908 514987

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Connected Carers project

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ReBUILD Project

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