Word from the Third 2.12.19


  • Wales Safeguarding Procedures. This desktop version details the essential roles and responsibilities for practitioners to ensure that they safeguard children and adults who are at risk of abuse and neglect. You can find out more about the vision and the aims of the procedures here:  Wales Safeguarding

Events and Services

  • The impact that Brexit is having on BME communities in Wales – The Ethnic Youth Support Team, Race Council Cymru, Show Racism the Red Card and the Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit are hosting a free event, open to organisations and community members on 16 January from 12:00 to 16:00 at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay. Attending are Jeremy Miles AM, Counsel General and Brexit Minister, and Jane Hutt AM, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip. Please click here to register.

News and Items of Interest

Carers Rights: Welsh Government has launched an information campaign aimed at raising awareness among carers about their rights under the Social Services and Well-being Act (Wales) Act 2014. The campaign includes a poster and leaflet that refers to individual local authorities and their general contact details: Carers Support

  • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s Clinical Futures Strategy: This video explains how the Health Board are changing the way services are delivered:   Clinical Futures
  • Caring for Our Future: An inquiry into the impact of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 in relation to carers.  There are thirty one recommendations (pages 8 to 12)

Follow the Link:  Caring for our Future

  • The Ageing Well Card supports older people to maintain their independence and continue to do the things that matter to them. The cards contain simple messages that can be used to let people know that they might need a little help or support and are provided in a distinctive and practical travelcard wallet (cards are bilingual. Follow the link to view the cards and learn more about the initiative and order your own supply: Ageing Well Card

Patrick Downes

Third Sector Development Officer – IT Lead based in Pontypool

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