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Innovate Trust survey

Innovate Trust is currently applying for funding for a new project based around physical and mental health and wellbeing and community involvement for adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health problems.

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Nearly a third of under-fives aren’t getting enough outdoor play

With the school holidays well underway, a new report from Public Health Wales has revealed that while almost all parents in Wales (97 per cent) think it is important for their child to play outdoors every day, nearly a third of children under-five (29 per cent) aren’t getting the time outdoors that they need.

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Vale Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network meeting

You are invited to the next Vale Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network meeting on Thursday, 16th November from 10am to 12pm at GVS. There will be a presentation from Paul Swann, Programme Development Officer for Commissioning, Golden Threads Advocacy Programme on the work being undertaken to commission an Independent Advocacy Service in Cardiff and the Vale.

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Dementia Friendly Screenings at Chapter, Cardiff

Chapter’s dementia friendly screenings are a great opportunity for people living with dementia to enjoy a film in a relaxed, friendly environment. The screenings are shown without adverts and have slightly brighter lighting throughout the auditorium. The screenings are open to anyone living with dementia.

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Diverse Cymru – Have your say events, August 2017

Diverse Cymru has a number of free ‘Have Your Say” events coming up in August which we hope you will be able to attend. We are bringing people from diverse, equality communities together to discuss their experiences, solutions and ways forward on health, social care, dementia, and housing.

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Casework Seminar Events

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales provides direct assistance and support to older people and their families across Wales who contact her office. Through the Commissioner’s casework, a number of key cross-cutting themes have been identified, and the ways in which they could be addressed will be explored at a series of upcoming seminars.

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FareShare FoodCloud

Are you a charity, non-profit or community group that uses food to support people in need? You could benefit from FareShare FoodCloud, a scheme which will match you with a local supermarket that has unsold food available for you to collect, for free!

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FareShare Cymru

FareShare Cymru works to fight food poverty by tackling food waste. We take surplus edible food from the food and drink industry (food that would otherwise be wasted) and redistribute it to organisations in Wales that feed people in need, turning an environmental problem into a social solution.

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Cardiff & Vale UHB Medium Term Plan

The Integrated Medium Term Plan is the key planning document for the Health Board setting out the milestones and actions we are taking in the next 1 to 3 years in order to progress Shaping Our Future Wellbeing , our ten-year strategy.

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