Our weekly e-bulletin – curated by our H&SC Facilitator, Duncan – includes information about training, events, resources and the latest developments and opportunities that are helpful and relevant for the VCSE Health, Social Care & Wellbeing sector within Cardiff.
Voluntary Sector News
The EYST All Wales Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Engagement Programme is hosting a forum on the issues and challenges experienced by Older People from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in Wales. The Forum will take place virtually on Wednesday 27th July 2022, 10am – 11:30am.
A new Memory Café is opening in Whitchurch, starting on Wednesday 3rd August.
Please see the July Edition of the Community Magazine on our Community Platform.
This survey is still live. Please respond to our short Cost of living Crisis survey, it takes only 5 minutes! We know that rising costs are a concern for our members and communities. We’d like to hear your thoughts and experiences on how the rising cost of living and fuel are impacting on you – our members – and the people you are there to support. We will use the details you share with us to shape our services and priorities and influence decisions on how the voluntary sector can be supported to best meet local need.
KESS Project Online Survey is Now Live – Mapping and Evaluating The Voluntary Youth Work Sector for Wales
A new and exciting project to map and evaluate the Voluntary Youth Work Sector in Wales has been launched.
FoodCycle is a place where week in, week out people from all backgrounds come together and share delicious meals made from surplus food.
Age Cymru has launched a carers survey to learn more about older (50+) unpaid carers’ experiences. From the kind of support they receive, to the top three things that would make their life as a carer easier.
ASSIST is a two day, interactive training workshop that prepares participants in suicide first aid interventions. Advocacy Support Cymru has workshops scheduled throughout the year.
Bowel Cancer UK know that there is increased interest and questions about bowel cancer and bowel screening within communities following the recent media coverage of Dame Deborah James (Patron and bowel cancer patient). There are many resources that are available to support the Wales community.
Health and Wellbeing News
The Good Law Project has commissioned legal opinion on the current state of UK law and human rights of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
Over the last 6 to 8 months Citizens Cymru Wales has been working with a core group of active leaders across Butetown and Grangetown on a Listening Campaign linked to Preventing Youth Violence in Cardiff. Workshops on this are taking place in July and in September (click the link to each workshop)
National Academy for Social Prescribing has organised a webinar as a celebration of the Thriving Communities Fund on Tuesday 19 July.
The Centre for Youth Impact is conducting a survey to understand how organisations support young people to influence the decision-making of others. The survey is running 01 June – 14 August. If you are an organisation who helps young people to engage in decision-making or supports them to influence others, then this survey is for you.
Cardiff and Vale Integrated Health and Social Care Partnership has prepared a draft Unpaid Carers Charter.
The first Digital Summit in Wales takes place on Tuesday 27th September 2022 at the Life Sciences Hub, Cardiff from 9am – 2pm. The event will explore how health, care and voluntary sectors can work together effectively for greater equity of access and digital inclusion for the people of Wales.
An animation has been produced on how young people can help their friends who are struggling with emotional wellbeing.
A Young Person’s Citizen Panel is being created, made up of young people from across Cardiff who agree to give their views on a number of consultation topics throughout the year. Panel members share their views by completing surveys and occasionally taking part in other activities like focus groups, workshops, or forums. By signing up they will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 voucher, deadline for this is the 31st July 2022.
The Cardiff Influencers Programme 2022 is an opportunity designed to enable Young People aged 13-14 to become directly involved in shaping strategy and influence how Cardiff Council will invest in education across Cardiff over the next 10 years.
The latest Community Health Council briefing.
Inquiry Reveals Inequality of How Ethnic Minority ‘Covid heroes’ Working in Health and Social Care are Treated
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published the findings from an inquiry into the treatment of lower-paid ethnic minority people working in health and social care during the Covid pandemic.
A new report from Public Health Wales has found that the gap in life expectancy between those living in the least and most deprived areas in Wales is increasing.
Dewis Cymru is a free, online wellbeing service directory offering one place for the public and professionals to find any local or national wellbeing service, organisation, group, activity or event.
Carers Wales has published new research, which shows the rising pressures that unpaid carers are currently facing.
Following an unprecedented period of disruption and uncertainty, we know that many people have experienced trauma and poor mental health. The pandemic has widened inequalities for many people in Wales and those who were vulnerable at the beginning are now facing higher levels of distress than ever before. In this context Samaritans Cymru has launched a resource – Finding Your Way, a guide for those struggling to cope.
Food Cardiff is offering small grants of £50 – £150 to enable Not-for-Profit groups to host events or activities as part of the Festival. The 3rd annual Good Food Cardiff Autumn Festival will run from 10th September until 16th October 2022.
Local Places for Nature is making free garden packs available to help transform unloved areas into a garden that will benefit both nature and your community.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Welsh NHS News
A press release has been issued about how NHS organisations in Wales are taking action to address waiting times and improve patient outcomes by working innovatively and in partnership.
‘Read About Me is a booklet that asks for specific information about a person and their life. Read About Me is for people who are experiencing communication difficulties, this could be due to Dementia, delirium, post op confusion, Parkinson’s etc.
The Welsh NHS Annual Conference and Exhibition provides a unique opportunity for colleagues from all parts of the health and care system and wider sectors in Wales to come together, share ideas, reflect, network and learn more.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is inviting people living with long-term conditions to contribute to reshaping rehabilitation services.
To read the Memorandum of Understanding and the 18 month review.
A video has been produced that explains the Health Profile that people with learning disabilities can have to assist them in their interactions with health professionals.
Cardiff Council and Welsh Government News
An Unpaid Carers Impact Group is being set up as part of Cardiff Council’s Ageing Well Strategy.
The latest Welsh Government Newsletter (published 1st July).
The Cross Party Group Active Travel Act report has been published, the result of six months’ research and engagement by an expert panel.
The Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Bill was introduced to the Senedd on the 8th June.
If you have any news, articles, campaigns or information that you think would be of interest to the health, social care and wellbeing network, please send to Duncan or Hannah at C3SC and we will circulate the news via our weekly e-bulletin. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any of the information provided.
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Please note that the opinions expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of C3SC.
The next bulletin will be sent out on Friday 22nd July. If you have any items that you would like included in the next bulletin please email them to Duncan Innes – [email protected].