Let’s celebrate safely together

Food Standards Agency reminds communities how to serve up safe food at street parties There’s only a few days to go until Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee during the long Bank Holiday weekend (2-5 June 2022). If you’re not sure where to start when planning your street party or event, the Food Standards Agency… Continue reading Let’s celebrate safely together

Enhancing Community Health and Wellbeing Through Food

Gwent local authorities are looking at how to amplify the amazing work done by groups such as yours. The aim is to understand the depth of community support within the region and explore ways in which they could be enhanced. To do this they need knowledge from the people delivering that support today, to that… Continue reading Enhancing Community Health and Wellbeing Through Food

Work to improve urgent and emergency care picks up pace

New services are being developed to improve access to urgent and emergency care across Wales so people get the right care, in the right place, the first time. The NHS is making changes and improvements to the way it provides services – including increasing staffing in crucial areas – as part of the Six Goals… Continue reading Work to improve urgent and emergency care picks up pace

Changes to Public Health Wales Covid-19 surveillance

Public Health Wales is changing the way we report Covid-19 data as we move out of the pandemic.  From Thursday 26 May daily reporting will end, and a new look weekly dashboard will be published every Thursday at 12pm.  Dr Meng Khaw, National Director for Health Protection and Screening Services at Public Health Wales said: … Continue reading Changes to Public Health Wales Covid-19 surveillance

Making the case for longer term funding

Alison Pritchard, Sustainable Funding Manager at WCVA, looks at the recent move to longer-term grants by Welsh Government and what this means for voluntary organisations.   At the start of April, Jane Hutt MS, Minister for Social Justice, announced that Welsh Government will now be providing longer-term grants. This is a positive change for the… Continue reading Making the case for longer term funding

Your chance to shape the first ever National Safeguarding Training Standards

Consultation is now underway on Wales’ first ever National Safeguarding Training Standards. Developed in line with the Wales Safeguarding Procedures, the draft standards have been designed to help make sure everyone in Wales who needs it gets consistent and high-quality safeguarding training. Specifically, the project will ensure that: organisations incorporate the standards for practitioners into… Continue reading Your chance to shape the first ever National Safeguarding Training Standards

£9.5m new Innovation Hub to support Wales become a global leader in Cyber Security

A new Cyber Innovation Hub to help Wales become a global leader in the sector will be operational later this year, thanks to a £3m investment from the Welsh Government, First Minister, Mark Drakeford announced today. The Welsh Government is making a £3m investment in the new Hub over 2 years, with £3m of co-funding… Continue reading £9.5m new Innovation Hub to support Wales become a global leader in Cyber Security

Your guide to organising a street party

What sort of events does this guidance apply to? This is about the sort of street parties that groups of residents get together to arrange with their neighbours. The main differences between a small private street party and other public events are listed below. Street parties Other public events Only for residents/neighbours Anyone can attend… Continue reading Your guide to organising a street party