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HPV vaccinations for boys in Wales welcomed

Public Health Wales has welcomed the decision of the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services to extend the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme to adolescent boys based on the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

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Carers Drop-in Clinic in Barry on 18 September 2018

Carers Drop-in Clinic for carers of a child/young person with additional needs/disabilities. The Family Information Service and the Carers Support Officer run Carers Drop In Clinics each month for carers of a child/young person with additional needs/disabilities. It’s also open to any young carers. No need to book. Carers can receive a carers assessment and immediate information and support from a range of services.

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Are you over 60 and live in the Vale?

You are entitled to a discount on many of our courses. Discover a new hobby and make new friends. We have over 250 courses to choose from, many starting this September. Find a course near you; Cowbridge, Llantwit Major, Wick, Barry or Penarth.

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Memoria – A play by Re-Live

Inspired by the innovative Japanese approach to dementia care, this cutting-edge play sees people living with dementia, their loved ones, and professional carers take to the stage to share their extraordinary stories.

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Fabulous fundraiser is awarded British Citizen Award

Irene (Rene) Hicks, has raised £80,000 for the Llandough Hospital Breast Centre Appeal, despite the death of three of her four sons – two in the last 24 months. Rene first started fundraising after a family member was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.

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The Premier League is back: Time to think about Alcohol Awareness

We’re two weeks into the new season and for many, this has meant at least a couple of trips to the pub already. Now is a good time to talk to people about alcohol and the Cardiff and Vale Local Public Health Team is offering Alcohol Brief Intervention Training to those who want it to give you the skills to do just that.

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More future planning needed to meet challenges like automation and climate change

Wales needs to do more to plan for the future, and prepare for challenges like automation, climate change, changes in energy supply, and an ageing population. The new Futures for Wales report, which draws upon findings of local area Well-being Assessments, urges the adoption of long-term thinking and planning – or ‘futures work’ - to address issues like the possible automation of 35 per cent of existing UK jobs over the next 10 to 20 years.

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Universities offering funded genomics courses. Apply now!

Are you interested in Genomic Medicine and have a 2:2 honours degree or above in a related discipline? Do you want to enhance your professional practice and knowledge base? If so, then read on. Swansea University and Bangor University are offering several courses, including a part-time, two-year Masters degree in Genomic Medicine, and the Workforce Education and Development Services (WEDS) is offering to pay the tuition fees for eligible staff working for the NHS in Wales.

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Have Your Say Survey

As part of the Welsh Government’s Play Sufficiency duty they expect all Local Authorities to carry out an investigation into the time and space children and young people have for playing or hanging out in their local area. As part of this process, a survey is being rolled out nationally, which we are also undertaking locally to help us to build a picture of what it’s like for children playing in the Vale of Glamorgan (and Wales).

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