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Commissioner's Casebook

One of the ways in which I discharge my statutory functions as Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is through the provision of direct assistance and support to older people.

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Safeguarding Under the Act

This Briefing Session will explore what the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act says about safeguarding and what it means for Third Sector providers.

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GDPR: A chance for charities to change with the times

While most of the focus on GDPR has been on commercial businesses, it’s worth noting that charities are not exempt from controversies surrounding data privacy either. The Information Commissioner’s Office has recently handed out several fines to a number of reputable charity organisations for swapping or selling donor lists containing confidential information. As a result, the charity sector needs to understand and prepare for these changes.

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Cardiff Pedal Power

Cardiff Pedal Power held a successful breakfast meeting recently to highlight their services. Staff from health and social care services, including public health, attended and heard a presentation about Pedal Power and what they do.

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URGENT Call for Volunteers over 18 years old for Go Ape

URGENT Call for Volunteers over 18 years old for the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Trial, Forest of Dean on Wednesday 1st November 2017 (next week) Communities First are in urgent need of volunteers to support 11-12 year olds on the Go Ape activity, lunch and optional participation is included. More details about Go Ape: https://goape.co.uk/days-out/forest-of-dean.

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Amelia Trust Farm Christmas Dress Down Day - Get Involved!

ABOUT OUR CHRISTMAS DRESS DOWN DAY At the end of November 2017 we will be taking part again in the BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE 17. Our CHALLENGE is to raise £12,000 in total through online donations. The money raised will go towards our ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY work with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.

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Will you ‘Read about Me’?

Ruth Walker, Executive Nurse Director launched the new ‘Read about Me’ person-centred toolkit for people with a dementia or cognitive impairment at the Nursing and Midwifery Conference on 6 October 2017.

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Getting your organisation’s data cleaned up ready for GDPR enforcement

It’s not long until GDPR is in full motion, so getting your data in line is an essential measure for keeping on top of compliance. Making sure any data you acquire is organised and in-line with regulations is key. Unorganised data puts you at risk of wasting your charity’s money, gaining negative publicity, or even breaking the law. Book a place on a Vale briefing session.

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