Here’s a useful link for those who are providing volunteering shopping support in Torfaen and don’t want to handle cash or hand over card details:Read more
If your IT skills aren’t that great and you want to learn some more. Digital Communities Wales have drop-in workshops where staff will be available to give virtual one-to-one or group lessonsRead more
The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing our daily lives and causing significant disruption. This looks set to continue for some time, but this disruption is absolutely necessary if, together we are to limit the spread and impact of this disease.Read more
All GP practices in Wales can now access a new system, which allows people to have online appointments with their doctor and other healthcare professionals.
Working together, the Welsh Government and TEC Cymru produced a proposal for the rapid delivery of the video consultation service for all GPs in Wales in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The service was already part of a trial within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.Read more
Welsh Government made an announcement recently saying that emergency legislation will ‘ease’ rules on Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.Read more
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COVID-19 Volunteering in Torfaen
Are you a community group in Torfaen and in need of extra volunteers during this time?
Children, young people, and the professionals who work with them can still access vital information, advice and advocacy from Meic Cymru, the bilingual, Welsh Government-funded helpline during the COVID-19 crisisRead more
Many voluntary organisations may need to furlough employees and use the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.Read more
Welsh Water is urging its customers not to flush wet wipes or kitchen roll down their toilets if they are affected by a toilet paper shortage during the COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) outbreak.
The company made the warning amid reports of shortages of toilet paper in shops, which may lead to higher sales of non-flushable alternatives, like wet wipes or kitchen roll.Read more
Latest grants specifically to help mitigate the impact of COVID 19Read more