Opportunities to be involved – August 2019
In addition to our own events, Diverse Cymru shares information on events, consultations and opportunities to be involved with other organisations and individuals. If you would like to find out more about any of the events / opportunities below, please use the contact details provided with each item.
In this bulletin you will find information on the following:
- RNIB is launching a new social group in Barry for young people who are blind or partially sighted living in the Vale of Glamorgan
- Meet Diverse Cymru at Pride Cymru, 24 and 25 August
- Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is inviting people to take part in a survey on accessing transport to health appointments
- Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is looking for people to take part in a consultation on non-complex surgery for adults
- Welsh Government will be offering apprenticeship opportunities
- Opportunity to take part in a new BBC Wales television show
- Museum of Cardiff is looking for objects that represent the stories of disabled people in Cardiff
If you attend any of the events or become involved with any of the opportunities promoted as a result of the information provided by Diverse Cymru we would be grateful if you could let us know by emailing [email protected] or calling Shelagh on 029 2036 8888 ext 255. Please note that we can only offer expenses for Diverse Cymru events.
Events by other organisations
Bringing together everyone affected by sight loss
Would you like to meet other young people who are blind or partially sighted living in the Vale of Glamorgan?
Come along to the YMCA Hub cafe, Court Road, Barry, CF63 4EE from 10 AM until 12 PM on Friday 16 August 2019.
Friends, family and carers also very welcome.
We would like to start a regular social group for people 18 – 50 with sight loss so please get in touch if you are interested!
Contact Eleanor Rothwell for more information:
Tel: 077 0282 1915
Email: [email protected]
Also Check our Facebook Group: RNIB Connect – Cymru
Diverse Cymru will be having an information stall at the following event: Pride Cymru Big Weekend
Saturday 24 August and Sunday 25 August 2019
City Hall Lawns, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ND
Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend is Wales’s biggest celebration of equality and diversity. Over 3 days, Pride Cymru hosts over 50,000 people in the Welsh capital to raise awareness of equality and diversity and supporting the LGBT+ community
Over the August Bank Holiday, revellers can expect:
4 Stages, Mile-long Parade, Street Food, Cabaret, Funfair Rides, Family area, Community Market, Gin Bar, Comedy Stage, Faith Tent and loads of family fun, extravagant entertainment and comedy to promote and celebrate diversity within our communities.
Please note that children under the age of 14 will have to be accompanied by an adult.
For details of ticket prices and further information please see:
Opportunity to take part in a survey about accessing transport to health appointments
– Older People’s Commissioner for Wales Transport to Health
Many of the older people the Commissioner and her team have met and spoken with throughout Wales have highlighted the challenges they can face when travelling to GP or hospital appointments.
To help her to identify how transport to these services could be improved, as well as good practice that is being delivered, the Commissioner wants to hear from you about your experiences of travelling to health services.
or 03442 640 670.
Closing date: Friday 27 September 2019
Take part in a consultation
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s proposals for Non-Complex Surgery for Adults in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan
We would like to hear your views on a proposal to increase the range of non-complex surgery for residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan that is provided at University Hospital Llandough (UHL). Routine surgical services are already well developed at UHL and we would like to build on that with an initial focus on moving some day case and short stay Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery from UHW to UHL.
Emergency pressures on the University Hospital of Wales site (UHW) in Cardiff often lead to short notice cancellations of planned surgery. We believe that providing more of this type of surgery at UHL will lead to a much better patient experience with reduced on-the-day cancellations and shorter waiting times, as we will be able to organise services more efficiently.
Please go to the UHB website to read the Engagement Document and tell us what you think.
Responses to the questions contained in the Engagement Document can be returned via the following options:
• By email: [email protected]
• By post to:
Director of Operations Surgery Clinical Board
Lakeside University Hospital of Wales
• By hand to a member of staff in the Surgery service
You can also contact the local Community Health Council (CHC) for more information: Email:[email protected]
The closing date for responses is 20 September 2019.
Welsh Government Apprenticeship Scheme
The Welsh Government is advertising up to 25 apprenticeship opportunities in August 2019. Those successful will start to be placed in January 2020.
An apprenticeship is a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. Working for the Welsh Government is unlike any other job in Wales. We have a wide variety of jobs on offer.
What are the benefits?
- Earn £19,240 a year while you train.
- Get 31 days holidays, 10 public holidays and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a good work/life balance.
- Study towards and gain an NVQ Level 3 for 18 months.
- Develop a range of skills.
Visit: The Welsh Government Talent Bank to register interest.
And you can browse through Welsh Government work and gain a better understanding of the civil service in Wales by visiting: http://gov.wales/about/?lang=en
We look forward to being in touch with you with further details.
Opportunity to take part in a new BBC Wales television show inTonypandy
Do you love bingo and want to be part of an exciting new BBC Wales programme?
Great prizes to be won!
TV Production Company Tuesday’s Child are looking for outgoing, chatty bingo lovers who live in South Wales for a unique new BBC Wales show set in Judges Bingo Hall in Tonypandy.
If this sounds like one for you and you live within a 60 – minute drive of Tonypandy then we’d love to hear from you!
Want to know more?
Please email us at: [email protected]
Or callus on: 07916 716581
Applicants must be 18 or over.
Privacy notice: Tuesday’s Child is committed to safeguarding and protecting your personal data. Further information can be located on our website: https://tuesdayschild.tv/
Museum seeks new objects to reveal stories of disability
Museum of Cardiff is actively seeking to preserve objects which represent the stories of disabled people in Cardiff.
What do you think the museum should save for future generations? Examples of disability aids? Photographs of people in their everyday lives? Positive stories? Negative stories?
Please tell us what you think.
For your chance to make history get in touch with the Partnerships Curator, Mari Lowe, on 029 2034 6214 or email [email protected]
Information for Diverse Cymru’s next bulletin
If you have any events or opportunities that you would like to promote through “Diverse Cymru’s Opportunities to be Involved” bulletin please email [email protected] or call Shelagh on 029 2036 8888 ext 255