Word from the third 15.11.19

News and Items of Interest of Wellbeing

  • Eating Disorder Review – The Minister for Health and Social Services,  has announced an ambitious four-week waiting time target for eating disorder treatment across child and adult services in Wales. The announcement follows an extensive review of eating disorder services in Wales that called upon the experiences of service users and their families. The review makes 22 significant recommendations that will improve services for people in Wales. 
  • Can volunteering help to achieve better health and care?  Fiona Liddell reflects on an event organised by Helpforce and Wales School of Social Care Research.  Click here

Training & Wellbeing Opportunities

  • Bilingualism at work – Training for third sector organisations on developing bilingual services – 05 December 2019, Newport
  • Health & Wellbeing Courses – at Blaenavon Resource Centre during November – Are you living with stress, anxiety or depression? Introduction to Stress Management and Pain Management sessions.  Email:  Jules Godden, EPP Co-ordinator  godden@gavowales.org.uk
  • Carers Rights Event – Age Connects Torfaen – 21st November


Grants and Services

  • Eco-Flex – is a grant scheme allowing energy efficiency improvements for residents in fuel poverty or who are vulnerable. Torfaen Council has published a ‘Statement of Intent’ allowing delivery of this scheme in Torfaen. If your home is privately rented or owner-occupied and is energy inefficient, if you spend more than 10% of your income on fuel or are vulnerable to the cold, you may be entitled to a grant towards home energy efficiency measures involving heating upgrades and insulation:  Click here



Patrick Downes

Third Sector Development Officer – IT Lead based in Pontypool

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