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Vale Insport series to offer free disability sessions

The Vale Council’s Play Development team has organised a day of free disability sessions. The sessions will take place in Barry Leisure Centre on Saturday 17 November, from 11.30am – 2pm. The sport sessions include tasters several sports such as Boccia, Athletics and rugby.

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We Hear You: Finding your Voice - Annual Event 2019

Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC) is pleased to present details of its Annual Event for 2019. The theme focus is ‘We Hear You: Finding your voice’ with the primary aim of the day being to raise awareness of what advocacy is and how it can help and alongside key partners, how important it is to have your voice heard.

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Vale of Glamorgan Libraries – Home Borrower Service

Delivering library books to your home! Vale of Glamorgan Libraries run a Home Library Service where volunteers will deliver books to people in their homes. This free service is ideal for anyone who can no longer get to a library themselves because of mobility, caring responsibilities or other issues. Every four weeks a volunteer will drop off a bag of books for the reader and collect the previous month’s books.

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Age Connects Cardiff and Vale Christmas Fayre

Age connects Cardiff and Vale are holding their Annual Christmas Fayre at Barry Arts Gallery [Barry Library] on Tuesday 27th November. The Fayre will be opened by Councillor Leighton Rowlands Barry Mayor Vale at 10 am. Admission is FREE.

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Job Vacancy - Groundwork Wales

We are recruiting the following post: Training Co-ordinator and Essential Skills Tutor 30 hours (4 days per week) (fixed term until March 2019, extension subject to funding) Salary £18,944 - £22,842 pro rata

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Hau Third Sector Fund 2018/19

The Cardiff Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council in partnership with Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) and Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) have allocated £42,750 in total, to fund new and innovative third sector sustainable preventative community activities and services in Cardiff and the Vale.

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WW1 Exhibition at Barry Library

Barry Library is currently showing an exhibition entitled 'Will you sometimes think of me?’. It is based on a WW1 autograph book created by Beatrice Jones, a young VAD nurse at St. John Hospital, a convalescent hospital set up in St. Augustine's Institute, Albert Road, Penarth. The exhibition is in the ‘Lolfa’ area of Barry Library from Wednesday 7th until Friday 30th November 2018

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EU Settlement Scheme Pilot - Home Office webinars for HR and Communications Leads

I expect many of you will have already heard about the Home Office plans to pilot their settled status scheme systems with UK health and social care staff ahead of the systems becoming fully operational and open to all from 30 March 2019. We understand that the pilot will run from 29 November until 21 December this year and so it will be a relatively brief window of opportunity for applications from staff.

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Peter Sansom crowned as November's Health Hero

Peter Sansom, Head Gardener has been crowned this month’s Health Hero for giving 47 years’ service to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB). Peter started working for the NHS as an apprentice gardener when he was just 15 years old.

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University Hospital of Wales to get its own NextBike Station

A brand new NextBike station has just been installed on the University Hospital of Wales site. NextBike, a major bike-sharing scheme, was introduced in Cardiff in May 2018 and has taken the city by storm. Thousands of people have signed up to the scheme and, every week, there are over 10,000 rentals across the Welsh capital.

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