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Improve your charity's governance in just one year

Good governance is essential to any organisation but especially for charities. Reviewing your charity’s governance can be a daunting task and it is often ignored until a significant oversight occurs. Adopting a proactive rather than a reactive approach to governance review can save costs, time and stress in the long run. This monthly guide, from Geldards LLP, should serve as a helpful starting point for the year ahead in getting to grips with reviewing your charity’s governance.

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Loneliness and social isolation in Welsh BME communities

You may know that loneliness is now part of the national agenda and a priority for this government. However as a race equality think tank, the Runnymede Trust is undertaking this survey because they are acutely aware that there is a gap of information/evidence about how factors and triggers for loneliness might differ across different ethnic groups

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Bev Curtis achieves Bevan Commission Fellowship

Bev Curtis, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has recently been awarded a Fellowship by the Bevan Commission, to progress her work on developing a Paediatric Dysphagia outcome measurement tool.

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Social Media Marketing: How to Profit in a Digital World

Wednesday 5th June, 9.30am - 3pm Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, Barry CF62 9DA Price: £85 An advanced social media workshop which will help equip you to develop and implement an effective social media strategy, co-ordinate social media activity and maximise engagement.

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Carers Panel Meeting Dates

The next three meetings of the Cardiff and the Vale Carer’s Expert Panel have been arranged. The panel is an opportunity for carer’s to shape and influence the services available to them in Cardiff and the Vale and to have the opportunity to meet other carers from a wide variety of backgrounds and caring roles.

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Walking Maps for UHB sites

There is no doubt that physical activity can bring many health and wellbeing benefits, yet many view exercise to be tedious and time consuming. In reality, a simple and easy way to incorporate physical activity into your routine is by participating in active travel or going on a walk at lunchtime.

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Palliative Care for Homeless People

As an organisation providing a range of palliative and end of life care, information and advice services, Marie Curie has a commitment to making its services accessible to people from diverse communities and this includes people who are experiencing homelessness.

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How Welsh Scientists are using DNA to fight flu.

Influenza (flu) is a common viral infection that is highly contagious and can have serious consequences for vulnerable people. Every year, thousands of healthcare staff across not only Wales but the world combat flu through offering the seasonal flu vaccine and by following infection control procedures.

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