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Carers Rights Day film

November 30th was Carers Rights Day and the All Wales Forum for Parents and Carers has put together a film to highlight this year’s theme of ‘caring for the future’.

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Disability Confident

Disability Confident is creating a movement of change, encouraging employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled employees

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It’s time for a Big Conversation about creativity

Voluntary Arts has launched its annual survey about participation in creative activity. We would be delighted if you could take a few minutes to fill in the 2018 survey and share it with your network. The deadline is 11 December 2018 and one lucky person will win a Google Home Mini smart speaker!

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Women's Mental Health Peer Support Programme

Are you an organisation working with women facing multiple disadvantage in Wales? The Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Programme, delivered by mental health charity Mind in partnership with Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, and aimed at enabling women experiencing disadvantage to access mental health peer support has re-opened one of its funding strands to women’s organisations based in Wales

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Improvements in Welsh cancer death rates falter

New analysis released by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (WCISU) at Public Health Wales shows that compared to the previous eight-year reporting period, the rate of reduction in cancer death rates in Wales has slowed down.

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Vale marks Carers Rights Day 2018

The Vale will mark Carers Rights Day 2018 (CRD) with drop-in sessions and information available to carers across the county. Carers Rights Day is an annual event on Friday 30 November, to unite organisations across the UK, to help carers in their local community to know their rights and find out how to get help and support they are entitled to.

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IoF Cymru Networking: #RaiseandWine

You told the Institute of Fundraising Cymru you wanted more opportunities to meet your fellow fundraisers whilst learning from sector professionals.What better way to start the festive season than to join us at our next Raise and Wine event on 10th December 2018?

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Community Chest funding available to local groups

10 organisations were recently successful in securing £12,761 of Community Chest funding to develop new and further expand existing sports opportunities in the Vale. If you are an organisation interested in developing opportunities then the Community Chest funding could help. The next Community Chest panel meeting is taking place on 31st January with a deadline date of 17th January 2019 for completed applications to be submitted.

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Foodwise in Pregnancy 2019 Sessions

Midwives are encouraging all expectant mothers to attend the 6 week Foodwise in Pregnancy programme that helps to support them at any stage of their pregnancy to eat well, be active and achieve a healthy weight gain.

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Vale of Glamorgan Community Chest open for applications

The Community Chest scheme is funded by Sport Wales and managed locally by the Vale Council’s Healthy Living Team. There is £31,000 left in the Community Chest pot for this financial year.If you are an organisation interested in developing sporting or physical activity opportunities then the Community Chest funding could help. The deadline date is 17th January 2019.

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