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Vale Health Social Care & Wellbeing ebulletin 9.10.2020

Vale of Glamorgan news
Glamorgan Voluntary Services’ (GVS) Annual General Meeting will be an opportunity to hear about the important work we’ve undertaken to support the local Third Sector whilst working with key partners to empower people, inspire excellence and strengthen communities. The AGM will be held online via ZOOM on Wednesday, 4th November 2020 from 10.00am to 11.00am. Read more
If you require a blood test at Barry Hospital you will now need to ring to make an appointment:- Ring 01446 704069 Only patients can attend Arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time Wear a face covering Read more
If your organisation has benefitted from Glamorgan Voluntary Services’ (GVS) Funding Service and you were successful with the grant application we would love to hear from you. Read more
The October edition of the Vale 50+ Strategy Forum bulletin is now available. Read more
Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern (DPVC) is in urgent need of support to deliver its vital newsletter to all members of its local community including the most vulnerable. Are you able to provide this service? 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
Dewis Cymru is an online website that contains useful information on various health and wellbeing services in your local area. It is essential to keep updated with the latest information and showcase your new COVID-19 secure services. Read more
Cardiff and Vale Advocacy Gateway (CVAG) is a single point of contact helpline for adults in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to access independent professional advocacy (IPA) or other advocacy based on their care and support needs. Read more
As some of you will know, every year throughout October the Welsh Ambulance Service visit schools up and down the country to promote Shoctober. An annual campaign aimed at Primary schools to promote appropriate use of 999 and life-saving skills. This year is our 5th Shoctober anniversary however, as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve had to think differently about ways we can still promote these key messages in a safe way. Read more
Sylw – the bulletin of Wales Council of the Blind. To subscribe to our fortnightly email bulletin, please go to our Mailchimp subscription page at Sylw is also issued as a two-weekly email bulletin. Read more
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
People recovering from gynaecological cancers across south Wales are benefitting from a new virtual service that has been introduced by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Velindre NHS trust. Read more
A new website to provide information and advice for people with dementia and their families in Cardiff has been launched today. Read more
The prevalence of COVID-19 has presented health services across the UK with severe challenges in providing routine levels of care during the pandemic. For Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, the welfare of staff and patients has consistently been the number one priority whilst increasing access to time-sensitive surgeries. Read more
Health & Wellbeing
Residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan – did you know there’s three ways to access healthcare? Read more
Public Health Wales reassures eligible people that there is enough free NHS flu vaccine, but warns that getting vaccinated will take longer due to high demand.  Demand among eligible groups for the free NHS flu vaccine has reached unprecedented levels in Wales. Community pharmacies and GP surgeries across the country are experiencing high volumes of enquiries, and many report current appointments are full. Read more
Wales has become the first in the UK to routinely provide all cancer patients being treated with certain types of chemotherapy DPYD screening to identify their risk of severe side effects and help prevent this occurring. An estimated 10% of patients prescribed fluoropyrimidine drugs, which are widely used for the treatment of cancer, can develop severe, sometimes life-threatening side effects. Read more
Three new Non-Executive Director appointments have been made to the Public Health Wales Board. Read more
96 per cent of people in Wales now say they always wear a face covering in shops, the latest national engagement survey conducted by Public Health Wales has revealed. Read more
Public Health Wales’ main achievements in 2019-20 relate to the Operational Standards according to a report approved at a Board meeting on 24 September. Read more
A new report from Public Health Wales has shown that the number of people with a longstanding illness is expected to increase in line with the rise in unemployment following Coronavirus, unless reparative interventions are implemented. Read more
Welsh Government News
Ear wax care and management is being reorganised and streamlined across Wales to ensure a consistent approach for every patient, Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced today. Read more
The Welsh Government has produced interim guidance on the provision of therapeutic groups in community settings, for use across health and social care.  Read more
The Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have announced the re-start of the Welsh Government’s Improving Lives programme for people with a learning disability, which was has been paused for six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more
This is the call from the Minister for Health Vaughan Gething as our health care services and health boards continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Since the announcement in July, by the Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething, that Wales’ would run its largest ever flu vaccination programme, take up of the vaccine is already high. Read more
News from the BBC
E-cigarette use among young people has fallen for the first time in Wales, according to research by Cardiff University. 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
World Mental Health Day 2020 Join CAVAMH online on Friday 9th October 2020, 2pm – 4pm for tea and cakes. More information to follow soon and in the run up we’ll be sharing cake recipes and more …. Bring your own tea and cake! Read more
The HOPE Project are hosting The Advocacy “Big Events” during the weeks beginning Monday 19 October 20 and Monday 2 November 20. The theme of the “Big Events” aligns with the findings from the recent survey “Advocacy during COVID-19”. This survey was led by the Advocacy Lead, National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and was undertaken to understand how people have been impacted as well as how well the advocacy sector in Wales were able to respond and support people during the COVID-19 crisis. There will be a report, which will be published shortly, available and distributed before the Advocacy “Big Event”. Read more
Multi Skilled Operatives: £24,710 to £26,010 Painter/Decorators: £24,210 to £25,484 Labourers: £19,344 Read more
We are now seeking someone to be the Secretary/Co-ordinator of the Charity’s operations and an outline of the duties is presented below. The role would be paid on a retainer/honorarium basis to be negotiated. Read more

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