Arts and health – a role for volunteers

There is growing evidence that Involvement in the arts can have positive impact on people’s mental and emotional wellbeing. A course in mindful photography undertaken by patients/service users, their families or carers who were experiencing mental health challenges, enabled them to reframe their own appreciation of themselves and of their lives. You can read about… Continue reading Arts and health – a role for volunteers

Soroptimist International Cwmbran – Making a Difference

Soroptimist International is an organisation for women who want to make a difference. Cwmbran and District members had two very interesting speakers who showed them how to make a difference by the choices we make when we shop. The first speaker was Glynis Pope from the Little Welsh Chocolate Factory who explained the research she… Continue reading Soroptimist International Cwmbran – Making a Difference

Cost of Living update from Cwmbran Community Council

At this week’s full council meeting, members of Cwmbran Community Council set out a new program of policies designed to help with the rising cost of living crisis gripping the nation. Members agreed unanimously to a measure introduced by Council Chairman, Councillor Anthony Bird, that will see £10,000 go to foodbanks throughout Cwmbran, speaking of… Continue reading Cost of Living update from Cwmbran Community Council

Investing in Volunteers (IiV) Video

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) has launched their first ever IiV Wales Video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r47_WfUYoVw You can also find it on the WCVA website here Trending Today Connecting Torfaen Instagram, TikTok and YouTube teenagers’ top three news sources Modern Slavery talk with Soroptimist International Cwmbran Learnings from pandemic can help young people in Wales’ mental… Continue reading Investing in Volunteers (IiV) Video

Connecting Torfaen

More than 400 people and organisations have signed up to a new website that aims to bring communities together.   The Connect Torfaen site is fast becoming THE one-stop-shop for anyone who wants to find out what activities and events are going on in their local area.   It also offers people the chance to… Continue reading Connecting Torfaen

Modern Slavery talk with Soroptimist International Cwmbran

At their recent meeting they were fortunate to have Professor Kim Ann Williamson MBE as our speaker. Kim Ann explained that her passion for modern slavery had come out of her initial working as a civilian within the Met. Police in domestic violence and child protection. She later qualified as a youth worker and worked… Continue reading Modern Slavery talk with Soroptimist International Cwmbran

Recognising Volunteering Champions

Nominations are now open for the Helpforce Champion Awards and we will soon be seeking nominations for this year’s Welsh Charity Awards. People don’t generally volunteer for the recognition, but nevertheless it is good to publicly acknowledge from time to time the special contributions they make. Telling and hearing volunteer stories is both affirming for… Continue reading Recognising Volunteering Champions

The Wales Council of the Blind Bulletin

To see the latest bulletin from The Wales Council of the Blind please click this link http://www.wcb-ccd.org.uk/news.php Trending Today Ukraine Briefing July 2022 Links Hot weather advice for health and social care professionals Transform your community with a free garden package from Local Places for Nature #WordFromTheThird Podcast – Stroke Association Connecting to your community… Continue reading The Wales Council of the Blind Bulletin

Share your experiences of social care services throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic

Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS) Cymru is inviting people who have accessed social care services in Wales during the Covid-19 Pandemic to share their experiences. If you have an assessed need for social care services in Wales and have accessed services in Wales over the course of the Pandemic, ADSS Cymru invites you to share your experiences in our… Continue reading Share your experiences of social care services throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic

2023 GSK IMPACT Awards – core funding and training for health charities

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide core funding and free training for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £120,000 and £3 million. Up to 15 awards will be made, ranging from £4,000 to… Continue reading 2023 GSK IMPACT Awards – core funding and training for health charities