Torfaen Play – “Dad and Me” Forum

29th June 2015 Simon Harris 0

“Dad and Me” Forum The “Dad and Me “forum is going from strength to strength with 43 Dads attending with 55 children. The forum is delivered in partnership with Torfaen Play, Families First and Communities First.   Four forums have taken place to date at Greenmeadow Community Farm which is an ideal venue as the Dads take their children around the farm after the session.   The forum also enables dads to spend quality time playing with their children as well the opportunity to meet other Dads and find out information, support and guidance. The forums are held on a monthly basis. Feedback from the sessions have been extremely positive and have identified a clear need for this type of provision.   For more information […]

Blaen Bran Community Woodland

23rd June 2015 Simon Harris 0

Blaen Bran Community Woodland. What is Blaen Bran all about? Well its 100 acres of amazing Welsh woodland above Upper Cwmbran for the use of the whole community. We are a charity predominantly relying on volunteers to run events and to maintain and manage the woods. Blaen Bran may be the only community run woodland in Wales to have planted an arboretum, which features species native to South Wales. This area alone is of amazing educational value, and in addition we have a forest school facility known as Parsons Wood. So how can you all get involved? Well, we invite visitors to join our “Friends of Blaen Bran” scheme which has a nominal membership fee. You can follow us on Face book and soon to […]

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Carers Trust Wales – Summer Gathering

28th May 2015 Simon Harris 0

Carers Trust Wales will this summer be hosting the biggest gathering of carers aged 16-25 ever in Wales. Young adult carers are young people who care, unpaid, for a friend or family member who could not cope without their support. We’re very fortunate to be able to host a two-day residential for young adult carers for free on 23/24 June at Trinity St. David, Carmarthen. It will offer young adult carers a unique opportunity for an always important break from caring, as well as the chance to meet other young adult carers and experience university life first-hand. Student support services and Student Finance Wales will also be on hand to talk to young adult carers about the support available to them when they go to […]

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Police and Crime Commissioner – Voluntary Sector Development Officer

20th May 2015 Simon Harris 0

Police and Crime Commissioner – Voluntary Sector Development Officer MEET the new Voluntary Sector Development Officer for the Police and Crime Commissioners, Gwent. This is a brand new role and is brought about by collaboration between Torfaen Voluntary Alliance (TVA), the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and GAVO (Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations). Janine Reed, will work with Gwent’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s team to develop Third Sector organisations throughout Gwent, to allow the OPCC to commission services to meet the priorities of the Police and Crime Commission Plan. To deliver the best quality services. Prevent and reduce crime. To take more effective action to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour. Protect people from serious harm. To make the best use of resources and providing […]

Torfaen Citizens Advice Bureau Drop in Advice Sessions

15th May 2015 Simon Harris 0

Torfaen Citizens Advice Bureau Drop in Advice Sessions Cwmbran Bus Station: Mon – Fri 10am until 3.30pm (from 8.30am on Wed’s) Pontypool George St: Mon – Fri 10am until 3.30pm (until 6pm on Thu’s) Blaenavon Advice Centre: Mon – Fri 10am until 3.30pm Trevethin TRAC2: Wed & Thurs 10am until 3.30pm Garndiffaith Garnsychan Partnership: Tue & Wed 1pm until 3.30pm St Dials, Powerstation: Friday 10am until 3.30pm Adviceline Cymru: 03444 77 20 20 Tel: 01633 876121  

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Support Groups for Veterans

14th May 2015 Simon Harris 0

Support Groups for Veterans Wales Homes for Veterans Support for anyone with the following barriers: homelessness, mental health, learning difficulties, and help finding employment. Contact- Geoffrey Willis on 01722 344483 Email- Website-   Healing the invisible wounds Helps for veterans and their families adjust to civilian life, also support for any veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, housing issues or ex offender. Contact- 01273 911 771 Email-   Combat Stress Providing counselling for ex armed forces, reservists and families (PTSD) Contact Helpline- 0800 138 1619 Email- Website-   South Atlantic Medal Association 1982 (Falklands Conflict) Support for veterans of the Falklands conflict with any issues relating to their time at the Falklands. Contact- 01495 741592 Email- Website- […]

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