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Attending the Royal Welsh Show on Wednesday, 25 July? Then why not attend Social Care Wales’ event to discuss loneliness and isolation?

In December 2017, the Assembly’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee published the findings of its inquiry into loneliness and isolation in Wales and the Welsh Government has said tackling the causes of loneliness and social isolation is a national priority. Against that backdrop, we’re holding an event to discuss loneliness and isolation from different perspectives.

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Summer Fun at Amelia Trust Farm

Amelia Trust Farm has a jam packed programme of fun themed days planned this Summer holidays for all their little Farm friends and families. Don't miss out on their new programme of special days running most weeks during the school holidays

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Alzheimer's Society Services Information

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers, through our publications, National dementia helpline, website, and through our local services. Within the South East Wales Locality, Alzheimer’s Society services include:

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Licence to Learn

License to Learn is a new and innovative programme, based around education and designed to help those with previous convictions to find their purpose. Rooted in theory, practice and experience License to Learn supports people to make the changes they wish to see in their life.

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Deaf/Blind Cymru support in the Vale of Glamorgan

Do you have trouble with your eyes or ears or both? If your sight or hearing has started to deteriorate or you recognise this in a loved one etc then don't be afraid to talk to someone about it. Deaf/Blind Cymru help people with any level of dual sensory loss with support tailored to individual needs, “you are not alone”.

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You don’t need to run to be part of race day!

Volunteers are essential in making sure that race day is a huge success and you will be part of a large team of amazing volunteers called ‘The Extra-Milers’ that will help ensure that runners and spectators alike have a great experience. Taking place on Sunday 5 August the event forms part of the Barry Summer Weekenders and will incorporate a 10k race and family fun run.

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Foosball table for sale

Rene Pierre Foosball Table for sale. Well used but in great condition. Very sturdy (will require at least 2 people to lift and a large van to transport). No missing pieces. These retail for around £1200 brand new. We are asking for £150 or nearest offer.

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Barry to host important Charity Conference in November 2018

The theme of this year’s conference is “A Matter of Trust” and will focus on what charities and other Third Sector organisations need to do to help increase or rebuild the trust of the public in the light of recent events and increasing scrutiny. Representatives from the Charity Commission and Geldards LLP will be in attendance along with Cllr. Leighton Rowlands – Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan.

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Introducing Cardiff Live Music Club

We meet at Fairwater Conservative Club on the second Tuesday of every month. Keyboard Nights on the third Wednesday. We present the best in music which is both light and live with concerts featuring top international performers and local artistes.

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Opening doors to low cost home ownership for first time buyers

With most first-time buyers needing approximately £30,000 for a house deposit, shared equity or low cost home ownership (LCHO) continues to be an affordable option as the first step on the property ladder. Newydd Housing Association, has seen over 20 low cost home ownership properties sold in the last three years, with these purchases being driven by 25 to 35 year olds.

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Do you need desk space in the Vale of Glamorgan?

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) has desk space available (from 1st September 2018) at its offices in the Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, Barry CF62 9DA. One desk is priced at £35 per week or £1500 per year with a total of six desks available. Included in this price are heating and lighting, access to a kitchen area, use of filing cabinets and bookcases and car parking.

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Staff changes at local charity, Y Bont

Local charity, Y Bont, has recruited a new CEO, Ann Sherwood. Ann has worked at a senior level for over 30 years helping small businesses and charities develop and grow, most recently for the past 10 years as Head of Income Generation for a Welsh charity supporting survivors of domestic abuse. Joining Ann at Y Bont as the lead for fundraising and marketing is local girl Paisley Thompson-Bailey. Paisley is a Marketing graduate with experience in retail and fundraising.

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Third Sector Support Wales Impact Survey

Third Sector Support Wales is a network of support organisations for the third sector in Wales, comprising County Voluntary Councils and Wales Council for Voluntary Action. Our shared goal is to enable to third sector and volunteers across Wales to contribute fully to individual and community wellbeing, now and for the future.

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Royal British Legion, Barry - September event

Royal British Legion, Barry is delighted to be presenting a unique and very special event to mark the Centenary of the end of World War 1. The event will be held at the Barry Memo Arts Centre, Gladstone Road on 22nd September at 7pm

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Got a green idea? Renew Wales is for you!

ProMo-Cymru is supporting the delivery of the Renew Wales developed by Development Trusts Association (DTA) Wales and funded through Big Lottery. your group is based in Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan or Bridgend and are interested in exploring environment ideas around growing, recycling, energy, conservation etc, we can help you out at no charge!

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