Our weekly e-bulletin includes information about training, events, resources and the latest developments curated by our H&SC Facilitator – Duncan, so that it is helpful and relevant for the VCSE Health, Social Care & Wellbeing sector within Cardiff.
If you have any news, articles 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.
You can access the information in this bulletin on our website in your preferred language – for Welsh, use this link https://c3sc.org.uk/?lang=cy – or use the Google language selection link on the homepage of the website to read the details in a range of languages – https://c3sc.org.uk/.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss any of the information provided.
For additional general Voluntary Sector news, advice and information please contact C3SC at [email protected]
Please note that the opinions expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of C3SC.
Health and Wellbeing
The Social Work Professional Support Service is a free and confidential peer-to-peer listening service, designed by and for social workers, and is an opportunity for individuals to reflect and talk through any personal and professional challenges they might be facing – to find solutions and ways forward – and be supported through this process by a volunteer coach who is also a social worker.
Public Health Wales Impact Assessment Report
A new Health Impact Assessment conducted by Public Health Wales highlights how the Coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated that having a safe, secure home is essential for our health, wellbeing and equity, and what needs to be done to ensure that this is the reality for most people.
South Wales Police and Commissioner’s annual survey
The South Wales Police and Commissioner’s annual community survey is now live and is seeking feedback from residents on perceptions of safety and views on local policing. Deadline for responses to the survey is Wednesday, 15 December 2021.
Sent on behalf of Leonard Cheshire Cymru
Have you experienced a delay in the transfer of your care, in the last three years?
Leonard Cheshire Cymru are surveying people’s experiences of delays in their transfers of care, to better understand why such delays happen. The results of the survey will also be anonymously provided to the Welsh Parliament’s Health and Social Care Committee to inform its inquiry into hospital discharge and its impact on patient flow through hospitals.
If you would like to complete the survey (on your behalf or that of another person), go to Delayed-transfers-of-care.
If you would like to participate in an online focus group on Tuesday 14th December from 1pm to 2pm to discuss your experiences of delayed care, go to Delayed Transfer of Care in Wales – PACT focus Group Tickets, Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite.
Sent on behalf of Digital Health and Care Wales:
NHS Wales App – your viewsDigital Services for Patients and the Public (DSPP) Programme run by Digital Health and Care Wales have started work on the NHS Wales App. The App will give people in Wales access to health and care services through their smartphones and tablets. Our programme is committed to ensuring that the app meets the needs of people in Wales.
To enable this, we are encouraging as many people as possible to sign up and get involved in activities that will help shape the development of the app. You can sign up here to register your interest in the NHS Wales App, complete a survey on your preferences, sign up for updates and get involved in further research activities.
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board News UHB Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health Single Point of Access Professionals working with children and young people can now call the ‘Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health Single Point of Access’ for advice on whether a referral to specialist services will meet an individual’s needs and for information on wider support available. The Single Point of Access has been introduced to streamline the referral process and enhance access to services. Find out more about what this means for children, young people and professionals. Call 02921 836730 for the following: General or administrative queries, including speaking to caseholders – Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Professional consultation line – Monday to Friday, 10am – 2pm. Potential crisis calls – Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Website for children and young people Cardiff and Vale UHB has launched a new Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Website for children and young people. You can find out more about this service by following this link: https://cavuhb.nhs.wales/news/home-page-news/supporting-children-and-young-peoples-emotional-health-and-wellbeing/ This is a resource that we will continue to develop over the coming months. If you have any thoughts about items to include in the future, including stories, you can contact Cardiff and Vale UHB through the website.
The Winter Pressures Grant Fund will aim to directly fund local activity that can help to alleviate pressures, create additional capacity/activity, or extend existing activity where other funds are running out. Purpose of the Winter Pressures Fund Grants will support not for profit organisations working at a local community scale.
The Cardiff Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council in partnership with Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) and Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) have allocated £30,000 in total, to fund innovative third sector sustainable preventative community activities and services in Cardiff and the Vale. The Fund is administered by C3SC in partnership with GVS.
Information from Social Care Wales Social Care Wales has developed guidance (see attachment) around the employment of people under the age of 18. If you have any queries on this then please email [email protected] Please note that the Employee Assistance Programme, that was due to end in December 2021 will now be extended until the 31st March 2022. This programme provides a range of wellbeing support and advice to all those employed in social care roles in the voluntary and private sector. For more details on the services offered please visit https://carefirst-lifestyle.co.uk/ or ring 03332 129212. Also attached is information on how to access a free flu vaccine.
Induction programme for people working in the Voluntary Sector
Foundations for the Third Sector (F4S3) is an induction programme for people who have recently started working in the voluntary sector; new entrants, recent college graduates, those who have made a career change, or volunteered for 18 months or less.
Royal Voluntary Service Safe, Warm and Well Guide The Royal Voluntary Service have produced a Safe, Warm and Well guide for older or vulnerable people to help them prepare for winter (see attached). The guide includes a leaflet and film, more information can be found via this link: https://virtualvillagehall.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/activity/safe-warm-and-well-guide-for-winter-health-and-wellbeing
The C&VRB Safeguarding Padlet (online resources) for Children and Young People Online animations and resources have been collated on a range of different topics tailored around the issues/concerns that exist within schools and those experienced by young people, particularly during the pandemic. The topics focus upon mental health and wellbeing, online bullying, isolation/social anxiety, substance misuse and many more. The resource is also relevant for professionals working directly with children and young people, those within the teaching profession, including parents and carers. The link to access the Padlet is as follows: Online Safeguarding Resources / Anoddau Digital Ddiogelu (padlet.com)
Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan Regional Safeguarding Board LeafletPlease find attached the bilingual awareness raising information factsheet which has been developed for tenants, with a particular focus on the impact the pandemic has had and exploring issues that have been exacerbated such as substance misuse, mental health or wellbeing, domestic abuse etc.
Cooking challenge for Cardiff households Cardiff Council’s Money Advice team, in partnership with Food Cardiff, is on the lookout for 50 households ready to rise to the challenge of producing nutritious, delicious dishes. You will be provided with everything you need – including ingredients, basic equipment and step by step instructions – to produce five healthy dishes that can be enjoyed by all the family. Find out more and apply by emailing [email protected] or calling 029 2087 107
Cardiff Health, Social Care and Wellbeing NetworkThe next Network meeting will be taking place in January 2022; it’s a great opportunity to connect with others in the third sector, to Network, to find out about new opportunities, hear about the meetings at which we represent the Sector and to influence policies and services. We’ll be in contact shortly with more details; if you have any suggestions for the meeting agenda, or if you have any questions at all, please email [email protected]