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Missing Voices: You and Politics

12th September 2017 Callum Jones 0

The Electoral Reform Society’s Missing Voices project was launched on 10th July. The project aims to have an honest conversation about voting and how people across Wales feel about politics. It will also examine the recent increase in political engagement and ask how we can sustain that.  The Electoral Reform Society are aiming to talk to as many people as possible in the country, specifically looking to engage with people who don’t vote (or vote sporadically) and hear their stories. If you would like to be part of a focus group, or know of someone who would like to explore this topic, TVA are hosting a group: Date:   25th September Time: 11.00 am to 12.30 pm Venue:  Torfaen Voluntary Alliance, Pontypool,  Meeting Room 2 – […]

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Gwent Supporting People Regional Consultation Event & Service User Engagement Website Launch

24th May 2017 Callum Jones 0

On Thursday 20th June 2017 we are holding the first ever regional service user consultation event to coincide with the launch of the Gwent Supporting People Service User Engagement Website, the first of its kind in Wales! We would like to invite organisations to have stands promoting their services at this event, which is being held at Pontypool Active Living Centre (PALC) from 1pm to 3:30pm, with set up of stands from 12 o’clock. This will be an excellent opportunity for service users and providers to engage with each other. Please note that spaces are limited, so stands will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to take advantage of this exciting opportunity, please respond to by Tuesday 6th June […]

Talk Communities

26th October 2016 Kyle 0

The Welsh Government is determined to deliver more and better jobs through a stronger, fairer economy. We are committed to improving and reforming public services and building a united, connected and sustainable Wales. We are keen to hear views from as many people as possible about a new approach to building resilient communities across Wales, supporting and enabling them to prosper. The new approach focuses on three priority areas of Employment, Early Years and Empowerment. By prioritising in this way, we want to create communities that offer children the best start in life, communities that are ready and able to work and communities where the voices of local people are heard clearly when decisions are made. As well as asking for your views on how […]

Cordis Bright Voluntary Sector Questionnaire

29th June 2016 Callum Jones 0

Do you work in a voluntary sector organisation whose work supports young people aged 14-18 to engage or remain engaged in education, training and employment? Cordis Bright are asking you to share information about your organisation with them. Please complete an online questionnaire at: The deadline for completing the questionnaire is 5pm on Sunday 17 July 2016. Why is Cordis Bright collating information about voluntary sector organisations? The Welsh Government has commissioned Cordis Bright to undertake a national mapping exercise to gather information about voluntary sector provision that can support young people aged 14-18 to engage or remain engaged with education, training and employment (ETE). The aims of the mapping exercise are to: Raise the profile of voluntary sector organisations working in this field. […]

Supporting the Samaritans

28th September 2015 Simon Harris 0

Supporting the Samaritans – Would you be part of a focus group to advise the Samaritans on how to provide a service in our area? Samaritans would like to know your opinion on how they can increase their services and support to the local community. The focus group will take place on 1st October at TVA offices Pontypool at 10.30 to 11.30 am. Please note that there are stairs to climb at the venue. Please email or ring Pat Powell if you feel that you can input into to this informal chat. Tel: 01495 742460