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Stress Control Classes at Pontypool Active Living Centre

23rd July 2015 Simon Harris 0

Stress Control Classes Anyone who missed the first two rounds of the six week stress control classes Torfaen, can still join the programme – they commence again on: Wednesday 29th July at 1pm – 3 pm Pontypool Active Living Centre Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind and Torfaen Primary Care Mental Health Support Service will be co-delivering another programme of 6 classes on Stress Control. The classes will teach attendees how to manage stress in their everyday life, using a combination of tested techniques. The classes are free and are open to ANYONE in the community who wishes to attend. There will be no register of attendance taken and there is no need to register in advance, so if you feel that you or anyone you […]

Torfaen Play – Dad and Me Forum

16th July 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 […]

Communities First Torfaen Free Courses

15th July 2015 Simon Harris 0

Communities First Torfaen are shortly running the following FREE courses. Priority will be given to those volunteering or living in the Communities First areas & community group members / Communities First programme participants. If you are interested in attending the training or have any referrals to make please send me your details / the person who will be attending the course’s details in an email including name, contact details, address (partial is fine) and the main reason for requesting training (eg employment opportunity / volunteer / enhance CV / other reason etc). The courses are now confirmed as the following: Course: First Aid Venue: Log Cabin When: Tuesday 15th September Time: 9.30am – 4:00pm   Course: Food Hygiene Venue: Log Cabin When: Tuesday 29th September […]

Torfaen Citizens Advice Bureau – NEA Energy Awareness Level 3 Award

14th July 2015 Simon Harris 0

Torfaen Citizens Advice Bureau are able to set up an in-house training course for NEA Energy Awareness Level 3 Award (6281-01) to train Energy Efficiency Advisors. COURSE OUTLINE NEA’s energy awareness course will enable participants to advise clients on a range of issues including: The efficiency and appropriate use of heating and hot water systems, and the functions of the controls Interpret domestic fuel cost data using reference materials Advise clients on how to record gas and electricity consumption and work out costs Inform clients of ways of paying for gas and electricity Identify the potential to improve energy efficiency in a range of dwellings Explain Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation Advise clients on how to avoid condensation and how to take remedial action […]

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Scams Awareness Month- Don’t be Rushed Don’t be Hushed

9th July 2015 Simon Harris 0

Speak out to stop scams from spreading, says Torfaen Trading Standards. Torfaen Trading Standards team is calling on residents in Torfaen to expose scams and help stop more people from falling prey to clever cons that fleece them of thousands of pounds. Scams Awareness Month launched on 1 July and will be highlighting how scams continue to flourish when people stay silent. Figures show that less than 5% of victims report scams to the authorities, and Torfaen Trading Standards is encouraging residents to report suspicious activities, get advice if they think they’ve been conned, and to warn others to help stop scams from spreading. Scams come in every form, from doorstep double glazing sales to online investment offers. People may be targeted with “vishing” calls […]

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